As opposed to many that shorter formats of the game have adversely affected Test cricket, Michael Clarke said that it is due to T20 cricket that players like David Warner and Hardik Pandya have emerged. Without T20 we might have not seen them is Warner said.
In an interview Clarke said, “What is happening is a lot of senior players are opting out of the longer format at the back end of their careers. AB de Villiers has played over 100 Tests, JP Duminy too has been around for a while. I haven’t heard of a junior player who doesn’t want to play Test cricket. I think the shorter formats, including the T20 franchise leagues, have contributed enormously to the growth of the game. Without T20 cricket, we might not have seen a David Warner or a Hardik Pandya.”