The Betfair Sportsbook has been around since 2012 and offered cricket betting markets since day one.
As a brand primarily focussed on the UK market, it has gleefully accepted the challenge of providing cricket-mad punters with everything they crave for in terms of their cricket betting needs.
The result as we will see are: extremely competitive cricket odds, a huge range of markets to choose from and lots of specials to get stuck into, all displayed in a neat and organised way, perfect for those last-minute punts.
If you were to choose just the one Sportsbook to do all your cricket betting on, this would be it. The even better option is to use it in conjunction with its sibling, the Betfair Exchange.
Cricket Welcome Bonus
£100 in free bets
All new Betfair Sportsbook customers can look forward to a generous welcome offer. For every £50 wagered, you can look forward to a £20 free bet. You can claim five of those £20 meaning that in total, you can look forward to £100 in free bets.
A few things to remember:
• Enter promo code ZBBC01 when opening your account.
• The 5 bets for £10 making up the £50 that give you the £20 free bet, must be placed as singles.
• The qualifying bets and free bets can be placed on any sport of your choice. Although why would you want to place them on anything other than cricket?
Cricket Betting Events Covered
You name it, you got it. If there’s a game of professional cricket being played somewhere in the world, Betfair Sportsbook will cover it.
That obviously includes every cricket Test match, ODI and T20I, as well as the international events like the World Cup and the World T20. In addition to that it will have cricket odds on all the major T20 domestic leagues such as the IPL, the Big Bash, the Bangladesh Premier League, the Pakistan Super League and the T20 Big Blast.
But it’s not just the most high-profile events you can place cricket bets on. You can do so on matches from domestic tournaments in the Caribbean, New Zealand, Australian State cricket, Pakistani and Indian matches and of course, English County cricket. The difference lies with the number of cricket betting markets offered.
Cricket Betting Markets
A game from any of the competitions just mentioned will obviously always have a market on who will win the match but in the case of the more obscure competitions, that might be the only market offered.
A match from say the Afghanistan (T20) Premier League will also have a market on who will win the toss, how many first overs runs will be scored, the number of total match run-outs and whether a 50/100 will be scored.
But if it’s any international match in any format or a game from one of the more high-profile domestic competitions such as the IPL you can expect endless pre-match markets to be available, including:
- Top Team Batsman/Top Match Batsman.
- Top Team Bowler/Top Match Bowler.
- Man-of-the-match betting.
- Highest Score 6 Overs/15 Overs.
- Highest Opening Partnership.
- Method of 1st
- Runs at the fall if the 1st
You’ll also be able to bet on whether a number of batsmen will score more or less than a certain number of runs.
Betfair officially has the best odds available on cricket of any Sportsbook. The cricket events it was tested on were: the Ashes, T20 internationals, the ICC Test Match Championship, the ICC ODI Championship and that was between September 2017 and March 2018.
The market over-round was tested and compared to the other market leaders, more precisely: Bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddypower, Skybet and William Hill. All the Data that proved Betfair offered the best odds/lowest over-round was provided by BetGenius.
Live Betting and Live Streaming markets
In addition of course to the match winner, you can bet on the top batsman market in-play, the first innings total and how many runs will be scored off the next over. Depending on the match, you may also be able to bet on the next delivery or the next method of dismissal.
Betfair Sportsbook offers livestreaming (or Live Video as they call it) of selected events such as the Australian Big Bash and the Afghanistan Premier League. Watching the match on Live Video is free as long as you have some funds in your account.
As is often the case, the Betting Maestro has done the work so that you don’t need to.
Below you can find all the major payment methods you can use at Betfair, including how long they take to be processed.
|Visa /Visa Delta/Visa Solo/MasterCard||€6||Immediately||€0.00|
|Bank transfer||€15.00||2 – 5 working days||€0.00|
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Cricket Betting on Betfair Sportsbook – Betting Maestro’s final thoughts
The Betfair Sportsbook is the perfect place to go for your cricket betting, whatever level you’re at. For the cricket betting novice, you’ll be presented with matches that are easy to locate on the site and as we’ve seen already, extremely generous odds on the most popular markets like the match winner and the top batsman.
For the more experienced cricket punter, there’s a huge range of markets to choose from, including the fun and potentially very profitable match-of-the-match market to the more statistic-based ones that will test your analytical skills or…gut feel. Such as whether a batsman will score above or below a certain number of runs or which team will score the most runs in the first 15 overs.
Add to that an excellent live betting product, live streaming of some of the biggest T20 events and an excellent mobile product and you start to see why Betfair is Betting Maestro’s number one recommended sportsbook for cricket betting.