Cricket is an incredibly difficult to understand sport, which has a large number of nuances in the rules. It is popular in New Zealand, Australia, England, India, South Africa and in some South Asian countries.
Despite the low prevalence of cricket, the volume of bets on him is huge. The fact is that for India, cricket is the number one sport and therefore most of the Indian sports fans make bets on it. Do not forget that the population of India has long exceeded one billion people.
Cricket is a very old game, competitions in England were held in the middle of the 18th century, and cricket-like game appeared in the 13th century. The game spread primarily to the British colonies.
Cricket was included in the program of the second Olympic Games (1900), but it was his only presence at the Olympiad. Already in 2002, cricket was again attributed to the Olympic sports, but it was not admitted to the Olympics. Surely, the fact is that cricket matches can last for five days, which, given the tight deadlines for the Olympics, makes the game unsuitable for this tournament. However, new rules have already been developed that limit the game time to 2.5 hours. Therefore, there is a high probability that cricket will return to the 2020 Olympic program.
Main types of bets on cricket
On the outcome. In the first-level cricket there is a draw, so the odds on the outcome in test matches are three-way. A draw result is not as often as in football, but still its probability is relatively high and comparable to hockey. In the one-day format and the “twenty” bookmakers offer two-way outcomes without the possibility of a draw.
Double chance. The same as in the bets on the outcome, only in double chance you can sum up two outcomes at a lower rate – for example, that there will not be a draw or that one of the teams will not lose at least.
On the odds. Here you can make a prediction on the advantage with which the team will win or more than a handicap will not yield to the opponent. For example, in test matches between strong teams, zero odds are very popular.
Totals Bet. On the number of wounds per match or for a single piece – after 5, 10, 15 overs and so on. These can be both common totals and individual ones for each team.
Player statistics. In the lines of the highest level cricket, as a rule, there are enough proposals for the personal achievements of the players. The indicators are very diverse: the number of wounds or 6-point strikes, various titles at the end of the match – the best batsman or the best player of the meeting.
Match statistics. Cricket is rich in various statistics and minor events. It will not be difficult to find quotes on the number of run-outs or the best result of the first partnership in the lines for big matches. Also, many offices offer to put on how the first gate will be destroyed.
At first innings. Quite a popular betting market in protracted test matches, because you don’t have to wait several days to find out the result of the first innings. In the line on the first innings you can usually find all the types of bets indicated above.
On the toss. The most primitive forecast that can be made from bookmakers in all major matches. The chances of guessing the attacking first team are 50 to 50, and you still lose money on the bookmaker margin when you play the game for a long time.
These are the main types of outcomes in cricket bets, but you can find many other outcomes in bookmakers.
Cricket matches can last several days, so in such conditions the physical endurance of the players comes to the fore. The form of teams and individual players plays a very large role in cricket.
As is known, cricket competitions have various formats. Each format has its own rules, where teams perform with different success. When analytics need to pay attention to it. Also keep in mind that the results of national teams in home and away tournaments can be very different. It’s one thing when India goes to a match in though not friendly, but to neighboring Pakistan, which has a similar climate, but if the game takes place in England, then Indian players will certainly feel uncomfortable there.
You should also take into account the fatigue of athletes from away matches, weather conditions and team motivation. In any case, first of all, thoroughly study the rules of cricket and the rules for accepting bets on it in the bookmakers.
Cricket is one of the few sports where professionals play live. A great length of matches allows you to make slow decisions, but you need to be careful, because the weather conditions may change several times during the game, which will make big adjustments to its outcome.
Unexpected results occur very often in cricket, therefore quotes for outsiders in this sport are usually underestimated. It is best to use the strategy of betting on approximately equal opponents in cricket.
A huge plus for bettors is that cricket is not common in the USA, Korea and Japan, where there are a lot of professional players. Usually ordinary fans of this kind of sports who are far from making money on betting put on cricket. This leads to large progruzami line, where you can earn good money.
Despite the uncertainty of this sport in most countries of the world cricket competitions are held quite often. One of the most prestigious tournaments are Ashies Cricket, Asian Cup, CB series, Sharjah Cup, Sheffield Shield, England County Championship. The most significant cricket tournament – World Championship is held every 4 years.
The sport is easy to analyze. Disassemble statistics, form, motivation and weather. Do not forget about the formats of tournaments, which differ in the nuances in the rules and duration of fights.
On cricket put amateurs who distort the line and coefficients. If you master the basics of the discipline, you can find valui and be in the black. Good luck!