Online Cricket Betting Odds Explained – How can I bet on Cricket ?
Cricket competition on-line gambling is no different than other sports betting markets. There are outright markets, individual match betting markets, in-game betting markets and of course statistic betting markets. Cricket betting, like soccer and baseball betting also has individual performance betting markets so that you can gamble on your favorite players too.
League and Cup Outright Betting
Most bookmakers offer “outright” league and cup betting on the following:
Outright – Team A to win the trophy or league
To reach the final – Team A to get to the final of the competition.
To reach the playoffs (Top 4) – Team A to finish in a “Top 4” league position – then they play play-off matches.
Name the Finalists – Team A and Team B to play each other in the final.
Tournament betting on “Individuals”
Top Tournament Batsman – Player A to finish with the highest number of runs (like Top Goal Scorer in Soccer)
Top Tournament Bowler – Player A to finish the highest wicket taker.
Top Match Batsman – Highest scoring batsman in a match.
Top Match Bowler – Highest wicket taker in a match.
Top Team Batsmen – Highest scoring batsman in a team.
Top Team Bowler – Highest wicket taker in a team.
Here are some examples of some Tournament “Specials”:
A Century [100 runs] to be scored in the Competition 1/5
Any team to score 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 runs in an Innings? 2/5 etc.
Any match to be decided by a Super Over? 5/6 (A super over is used in tie-break situation – usually in Twenty20 cricket competitions)
No match to be decided by a Super Over? 5/6
Both Melbourne Based teams to reach the Semi Finals 2/1
Either Melbourne Based Team to win the Final 2/1
Either Sydney Based Team to reach the Semi Finals 5/2
Either Sydney Based Team to win the Final 5/2
No Century [100 runs] to be scored in the competition 10/3
Any player to take a Hat-Trick 4/1 [A “hat-trick” is when ONE bowler bowls out three batsman in a row after each “delivery” (pitch, throw, bowl).
Any team to go undefeated in the Group Stages 8/1
All Melbourne Final 10/1
Repeat of the 2016 Final 10/1
All Sydney Final 14/1
Any player to score 6 sixes in an over 50/1
Test Match Series Markets
Here are some example markets for Test Match series markets:
Test Matches and The Ashes:
Series Betting – Choose Team A to Win, Draw or Lose the series.
Series Correct Score – Similar to a correct score bet in soccer, will the series finish 2-1, 3-0, 3-2, 4-1, 5-0 depending on how many matches are to be played in the Series.
Series Double Chance – Here you bet on Team A to win, draw (tie) or lose the first test and then win, lose or draw (tie) the series. For example:
Australia to win the 1st Test and win the series 8/13
Australia to win the 1st Test and lose the series 40/1
Pakistan to win the 1st Test and win the series 10/1
Pakistan to win the 1st Test and lose the series 10/1
Series Draw No bet – Choose Team A to Win or Lose, if the series is a Draw (tie) then all bets are refunded.
Team with highest innings score – Team A to have the highest total number of runs over the whole series.
Top (Australian) / Top (Pakistani) Batsman – Choose which batsman you think will score the most total of “runs” over the series.
Top (Australian) / Top (Pakistani) Bowler – Choose which bowler you think will score the most “wickets” over the series.
Here are some example markets for Match Betting:
Match Betting (sometimes listed as: Match Betting 3-way) – Team A to Win, Lose or Draw (Tie) the match.
Draw No-bet – Choose Team A to Win and if the result is a Draw (Tie) the bet is refunded.
Double Chance – Here you can gamble on three possible outcomes:
Team A to Win or Draw 1/9
Team A or Team B to Win 1/10
Team B to Win or Draw 2/1
To win the match – Choose Team A to win
To win the toss – Choose Team A to win or lose the “coin toss” – this is used to decide which Team will “Bat” first (like in soccer to choose who “Kicks off” first).
Match betting on “Individuals” (players)
Man of the match – Choose which player will win the “Man of the Match” Award (Best player)
Top (Australian) / Top (Pakistani) Batsman – Choose which Batsman will score the most runs of the innings, the match or on their team.
Top (Australian) / Top (Pakistani) Bowler – Choose which Bowler will score the most “wickets” of the innings, the match or on their team.
Highest first innings opening partnership – This is a bet where you choose which TWO batsmen will score the most runs while playing together at the same time.
1st innings lead – Team A to be winning after the 1st innings.
1st Over total runs – Predict the number of runs to be scored in the 1st Over (6 deliveries) of the match.
1st Wicket method – Predict how the 1st batsman will be struck out – LBW (Leg before Wicket), Run out, Caught or Bowled.
Runs at fall of first wicket – Predict how many runs will be scored before the 1st batsman is struck out.
Most Run outs – Choose Team A or B to get the most Run Outs of the match.
A fifty to be scored in the first innings – Will 50 runs be scored by any individual batsman?
A hundred to be scored in the first innings – Will 100 runs be scored by any individual batsman?
A hundred to be scored in the match – Will anyone score 100 runs in the match?
Team batsmen to score a 50 in the first innings – A batsman from Team A to score 50 runs.
Team batsmen to score a 100 in the first innings – A batsman from Team A to score 100 runs.
Player A to hit the most 6s – Which player will hit the most 6s? (Similar to a “home run” in baseball – A six is when a batsman hits the ball over the boundary without the ball hitting the ground.)
Player to hit the most 4s – Like a “6” except the ball has hit the ground before getting to the boundary.
As you can see from some of the listed markets above there are many available markets and bets that can be done on Cricket on-line most of which can also be done while gambling in-game too! Good luck and enjoy your cricket gambling around the betting planet!