Despite being a sport that’s been around for almost a century and a half, cricket betting tips and odds have taken off in major way only in recent times. Since the times of Kerry Packer in the late 1970s when he pumped in more money into the game, cricket has changed, and slowly and steadily become more and more professional which is also why cricket betting is becoming bigger by the day.
The various markets involved with cricket betting are quite unique to the sport but the most common one is the match winner’s market. In limited-overs matches, there’re two options, with Team A or Team B winning it while Test match cricket allows the option of a drawn game as well.
The other famous cricket betting pre-match markets include the Top Team Batsman and the Top Team Bowler along with the market for the total sixes in the game (under/over).
Cricket also provides an in-play option like the number of runs off the next ball, runs in a session of a Test match, how the next wicket will fall and so on.
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The various formats of the game have gone through the ups and downs one can associate with it, but contests like the Ashes, India-Pakistan matches, World Cup cricket and domestic competitions like the IPL have managed to remain some of the most sought-after contests in cricket.
The Ashes betting is one of the most exciting given the history of the rivalry as well. It involves probably the last two countries in the world which still value Test match cricket and for those who enjoy betting on Test match cricket given the opportunities it involves given the fluctuating odds on changing pitches, it’s the best place to bet.
After losing the Ashes year on year, England came back to regain the 2005 Ashes, often described as the best ever match-up between the two sides and since then the two teams seemed to be evenly-placed.
What that also does is to make Ashes betting an interesting call and not for the faint-hearted! Worry not, cricket betting on Test match in general and the Ashes in particular isn’t too difficult either.
The India-Pakistan cricket encounters have been few and far between in any format given the tensions that exist between the two countries but on the odd occasion they face each other, there’s no stoppage of entertainment.
What it also does is to allow for millions of dollars of betting across the wold, such is the interest in a game between India and Pakistan. Betting on India-Pakistan matches is almost a parallel economy in the two countries, such is the interest and there’re reports the two might meet again at the end of the year.
Currently the ICC organises three major events – the 50-over World Cup, the 20-over World Twenty20 and the Champions Trophy. It comes as no surprise that World Cup betting, Champions Trophy betting and World T20 betting are well-liked by punters because of the longish nature of the tournaments and hence, allowing them a chance to come back by following and analysing a team’s form over the court of the competition.
Australia are the reigning World Cup winners, having defeated New Zealand in the final of the previous tournament in 2015, while Sri Lanka triumphed in the last World T20 by overcoming the challenge of India in the final. India won the previous edition of the Champions Trophy.
While the Indian Premier League was by no means the first ever T20 league, it has certainly turned into the biggest one in the world and by some distance. Since the beginning of IPL in 2008, it has grown in numbers, in terms of fan following, player salaries and profits earned by the stakeholders and the amounts which are bet on its games.
The Australian cricket board was smart enough to realise they were missing out on a domestic T20 tournament of quality and they rejigged their then-existing KFC T20 Big Bash to convert it into a franchise-based Big Bash League.
The first season was held in 2008 and since then it has only seen an unprecedented growth, with cricket fans thronging the stadiums, game after game, even with their national team doing so well at the international level. Australia also host their 50-over domestic competition by the name of Matador BBQs One-Day Cup and all betting tips for that tournament can also be found here.
Interestingly, since the inception of the format, England haven’t stayed in touch with the reality, continued organising their domestic T20 competition which has seen too many games between the 18 counties and as a result it’s not really taken off. It’s called the NatWest T20 Blast in its current avatar, following on from the Friends Life t20 but the good news for England cricket fans is that there have been talks at the highest level in the region to bring out a franchise-based T20 competition soon enough. Fingers crossed!
The NatWest T20 Blast squads for the 2017 season can also be found here.
England also have their own domestic one-day competition called the Royal London One-Day Cup where Durham start off defending champions and you can earn some bucks if you follow our match-winning tips there.
The latest news from South Africa is that they will have their first ever Africa T20 Cup this year, which could include a couple of other African countries as well, even as their Ram Slam T20 gains traction.
Other countries haven’t been left out either, with the West Indies introducing the Caribbean Premier League which was one of the first tournaments that used concept of the Draft System for the selection of players.
The Sri Lanka Premier League didn’t really take off after the first season while there are talks that the Bangladesh Premier League might make a comeback too, while Pakistan have held talks to bring out the Pakistan Super League to take over from their current domestic T20 competition.
For those still interested in watching those players from the yester-years, there will be a couple of different Masters tournaments that will be on show starting 2016. The Masters Champions League, that begins in February 2016, will be the first in line and it will be played in UAE.
Cricket isn’t the only sport that we endeavour to cover though. Football and tennis are two of the others we look to bring you the best tips for, while covering the main tournaments from some of the others sports as well.
When it comes to tennis betting, we will be looking to cover all the four majors, the Australian Open, the French Open, the Wimbledon and the US Open and offer you the latest tips in those tournaments.
In football, get all the latest odds for the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 and the lower divisions like the English Championship football, League 1 and League 2 here. Even the newly-begun Indian Super League betting tips can be found here.
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