About Cricket Betting

It’s a little known fact that when the game of cricket first started to be played in an organized fashion and the Laws of the game started to be developed, it was mostly done so with betting reasons in mind.

Gentlemen- mostly landowners- enjoyed placing bets on the outcomes of games played between their staff or members of their village and those of their rivals; other gentlemen and landowners.

And here we are hundreds of years later still loving the idea of cricket betting on the outcome of a game. Be it a genteel, slow-paced but absorbing Test match or a thrash-and-bash, 200 miles an hour six-fest of a T20 match.

Cricket betting would probably rank at fourth or fifth amongst the most popular sports for betting on in terms of active cricket gamblers around the world after the likes of football, horseracing and tennis. And you can clearly see the appeal.

At any level a game of cricket ebbs and flows with first one side being in command before the other mounts a comeback. Very seldom is one team in the driving seat from the beginning to the end as could happen in say football where a team goes 2-0 up very quickly and never looks back.

By its very nature, in cricket -where both teams have to both bat and bowl – it means that you always have the chance to fight back.

These days betting companies will offer odds on just about any game of professional cricket of any importance played from anywhere in the world. Test matches, ODIs and international T20s are the obvious ones and even more so when the Cricket World Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 but it certainly doesn’t end there.

There are English county games including the Royal London Cup, the T20 Blast and the Division One County Championship.   There’s the Australian Sheffield Shield and the Raji Trophy in India.

But what’s really got cricket betting fans excited at the moment is the T20 format. The biggest of all domestic events is the Indian Premier League, often just known as the IPL. That’s where all of the world’s biggest superstars such as Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Lynn play year after year. But the franchise league one that’s arguably growing the fastest is the Big Bash in Australia that’s started to attract a high level of overseas players, a huge number of fans and plenty of betting interest.

There are so many different things available for cricket betting these days, almost making it hard to choose. In addition to the obvious like who will win the match, who will be each team’s top batsman and top bowler you can bet on lots of other stuff. Like who will score the most sixes, most 4s, how many runs each team will score in their innings, how many run-outs there will be in a match or who will be man of the match.

There’s never been a better time to be a cricket bettor.