From local leagues to international tournaments, cricket is a hugely exciting sport that brings its fans plenty of betting opportunities. No matter which league or tournament interests you, the chances are that here at mr.play Sports you will find all the betting markets you need. From betting on individual balls in overs, to bets on players, match outcomes, and more, we have it covered. Thanks to this, you can turn every moment of a cricket match into a chance to place a winning bet.
Cricket Odds Explained
Cricket is a fairly complex sport and one of the great advantages of this is that it means there are many different things to bet on. As a result, when you look at a cricket match, you will see that there are many different betting markets, and it is vital that you understand them all if you want to make the most of the betting opportunities. There are outright markets on leagues and individual matches, in-play betting, and much more, which allow you to place an incredible range of bets.
As with any sport, there are some very simple and straightforward cricket betting markets, and some that are more nuanced. When looking at a match the first bet you will come across is Winner Full Time, a bet on which team will win. The bets then start to become a bit more specific, such as To Win The Toss, Home/Away Team Top Batsman/Bowler, Man of the Match, and so on. None of these bets are very complicated, and they are an excellent place to start.
You can then start to look at the betting markets that deal with the smaller details of a cricket match. For instance, you can bet on the Team Highest 1st 6 Overs, Winner Highest Opening Partnership, Over/Under Fall of 1st Wicket, and 1st Wicket Method. You can also place bets on the scores, such as if a player will manage a fifty or a hundred. You can bet on the team to have the most sixes, the 1st innings score, runs at the fall of the 1st wicket, and so on. In short, by carefully examining the markets you will find that every aspect of the game can be bet upon.
Outright markets are those that take a more global view of an event and they are also very straightforward. For instance, you will find outright markets on which team will win a league or a tournament. There are also special Tournament Markets, such as Tournament Total 6s, Tournament Total Wides, Tournament Highest Individual Player Score, and more. You can also place bets on which teams will reach different stages of a tournament, such as predicting a team to be eliminated in the quarterfinals. Normally, outright markets give you the chance to find some very generous odds, nearly always better than even money. They are a great way of enjoying some long-term betting action and it is always worth having a careful look at the outright markets before the start of a major event.
In-play betting markets are the perfect way to make watching cricket even more exciting. They are markets that are updated in real time as a match progresses, with odds that are adjusted to reflect the action taking place. You will find many of the same betting markets available in-play as before a match. For instance, you can of course still bet on who will win or who the man or the match will be. However, in-play betting truly comes into its own with a category of bets known as ‘Next To’. As the name suggests, these are bets on the next thing to happen. The markets include Next Over Wicket, Next Over Odd/Even and Fall of Next Wicket. You can place bets such as Runs Off the Next Delivery/Over/25 Overs/30 Overs, and so on. Alternatively, you can bet on when a wicket will fall, or how the next player will be dismissed, LBW, caught, run, bowled, etc. These types of markets give you the chance to use your understanding of the match and win money very quickly. They can be truly exciting and are a fantastic way to make every ball bowled into a betting event.
Cricket Leagues and Tournaments
Today there is a fantastic amount of cricket taking place right across the world. There are many local leagues with some of the more famous ones including the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa. In England, there are eighteen professional county clubs but there is also the ECB Premier Leagues around the country, and other forms of the game, such as the brand new Hundred competition.
While England maybe recognised as the home of Cricket, in India, it is the most popular sport in the country. They have numerous domestic competitions including the Indian Premier League, which is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world and the biggest cricket league.
There are also many international cricket tournaments, and India has done particularly well on the global stage. The Indian national cricket team won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, and shared the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka.
The ICC (International Cricket Council) is the main body behind global cricket and they run the World Test Championship, the World Cup and the T20 World Cup. There are also many Test series, the most famous of which is The Ashes, and others include the Frank Worrell Trophy, the Trans-Tasman Trophy, and the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.
In short, there is a massive amount of cricket taking place around the world, and here at mr.play Sports, we do our upmost to bring you betting markets on as much as possible.