Bangalore: The Champions League Twenty20 could arguably be the pinnacle of domestic Twenty20 cricket as far as the standard of play is concerned, but in grabbing eyeballs, it's hardly been anywhere near pinnacle level. A tournament that's only four editions old has already had three different title sponsors, and it always seems to be squeezed in between other tournaments.
While it may not have garnered astronomical TRP ratings, what the tournament did was reinforce in small ways the fact that the Twenty20 format is a different animal from other forms. When One-Day Internationals came into being, they changed the dynamics of measuring the worth of a batsman or bowler, with the rate of scoring an added factor.
However, because ODIs allow enough space for a batsman to build an innings and a bowler to probe in spells, the index by which batting and bowling worth was traditionally measured – the average – still held strong.