Where can you find the Best Bets for Cricket Fans?
Betting on cricket has been around since the 1600’s and although the way these bets are placed has changed drastically over the centuries, betting on cricket is very popular. Betting online has made placing cricket bets very convenient and easy to do.
Match or Series Winner
The most common cricket bet is match betting and that is betting on a team to win a particular match. Although this may seem like a straight forward bet there are some bookmakers that will only pay out winnings after a certain number of innings or they may declare the bet void if the match is a draw. Punters should ensure they are aware of these terms before placing a bet.
Betting on the series winner is predicting which team will win the series, such as the Ashes Series where England and Australia play a series of 5 test matches.
Placing a bet on who the outright winner will be is predicting which team such as those playing the ICC World Cup will win. With this bet there are more than 2 teams playing so this bet is a bit more complex than the series winner. The odds with this bet are usually greater with the chance of a larger payout.
Tied Match Betting
Punters can also place wagers on whether the game will end in a tie and this bet is usually found when test matches are played as ties happen quite often during these. Other cricket bets include the total number of runs a team may score, how many fours or sixes are hit or how many run outs a team may have. Punters are also able to place wagers which have nothing to do with the outcome of the game such as which team will win the toss.
Individual Player Bets
There are also bets that pertain to players such as betting on the batsman who will score the most runs in a match or in an innings. Odds for these bets and the payouts are usually larger. Betting on the top bowler means predicting which bowler will take the most wickets.
Some sportsbooks will also offer a batsman contest bet where two batsman, and they can be from opposing teams or on the same team, let punters bet on which batsman will be the top scorer in a certain category such as the most runs or the most sixes. Other wages also include the man of the match, which player will score 100 runs or how many wickets a player will take.
In play or live betting has become one of the popular best bets for cricket fans in the sports betting NZ scene. With live betting punters can place bets while the game is in play and cricket is a great option for live betting. Most cricket test matches can take up to 5 days to play which gives punters time to see how the game progresses. There are a few factors that could affect a cricket match such as a change in weather or an injury.
These are just a few of the best bets for cricket fans and they can be placed online which makes betting on cricket not only safe, but also convenient and allows punters the option of live betting.