About Man of The Match Betting
Cricket man-of-the-match betting isn’t generally one of the most popular things to bet on in a cricket game but has become increasingly popular over the last few years.
Cricket man-of-the-match betting is essentially predicting who will walk away with the man-of-the-match award in any given game, whether it’s a Test match, an ODI or a T20 game.
The man-of-the-match award is given to the player who makes the outstanding contribution to the match, whether that be with bat, ball, or both.
An essential part of cricket man-of-the-match betting is to realise that 99% of the time it’s given to a player from the winning side. In cases where a Test match is drawn, or in the very rare cases where an ODI or T20 is tied, it goes to the player who was deemed to have had the best match rom either side. In very rare cases, the man-of-the-match has been shared, although in some even rare cases, it’s gone to a player from the losing side.
One of the appealing aspects of cricket man-of-the-man betting is that there are always high odds on offer about any player. After all, with 22 players in contention, there are a lot of runners in with a shout. Meaning that when it comes to betting on the man-of-the-match, you can often get winners at 10/1, 16/1 or higher.
One of the other reasons why man-of-the-match bets on cricket games are popular is that it’s one that keeps you engaged for the whole game, especially if you’ve backed an all-rounder.
Here at Betting Maestro we’ll look at the most important factors to consider before man-of-the-match betting such as the players’ form, how the wicket might play, what sort of bowlers it will suit or whether it’s a venue where runs are easily scored with big hits or through hard running and slow accumulation of runs.
In the past, ‘good things’ when it came to placing bets on the man-of-the-match included Jacques Kallis, Shane Warne and Wasim Akram, the three players to have received the most awards in Test matches, whereas in ODIs the smart money for man-of-the-match was on the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ricky Ponting and Sir Viv Richards, who all figure in the Top 5 for most ODI MOM awards. In T20Is, it’s Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who won the most.
Given all those players just mentioned are now retired, the safest selections these days in man-of-the-match betting are the likes of Virat Kohli, Mitchell Starc, Rashid Kahn and Ben Stokes.