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Cricket Betting Guide

Cricket is a very popular betting medium nowadays. Thanks to so much cricket being shown on television it’s now possible to bet on cricket almost the whole year round. There are 3 forms of cricket internationally. Test matches which last for 5 days, with the most famous rivalries in international cricket being England and Australia competing for The Ashes every other year. One Day Internationals which are 50 over matches with the Cricket World Cup also coming round every 4 years.

The emergence of Twenty20 cricket has been a revelation, both domestically and internationally with a Twenty20 World Cup taking place as well as the star studded Indian Premier League which also uses the shorter format. As well as international series there are various domestic calendars shown on TV which are also often available for betting. The County Championship provides the bread and butter 4b day domestic action in England and as with most sports, cricket can be bet on both pre-match and in-play and there are various markets for both methods, so check out our cricket tips now.

Pre-Match Betting

Match betting is most popular. With UK bookmakers, apart from test matches, all cricket match betting is Draw no Bet. Another popular pre-match bet is top batsman/bowler. This is where you select a batsman to score the most runs for his team in the selected innings or you choose a bowler to take the most wickets. As well as those 3 bets there are also bets such as runs in 1st over, team of top batsman and man of the match.

In-Play Betting

In-play betting in cricket offers many different bets. Match betting is always available in running. Other in-play markets include session runs for a test match and total team runs. There are often player runs markets and a popular in-play market is the method of next dismissal whereby you choose how the next wicket will fall. Other in-running bets include how many runs will be scored after a defined amount of overs. Top batsman and top bowler markets often go in play too. In twenty20 matches in play bets can be placed on the number of sixes.

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