Cricket Betting Guide

With the advent and growing popularity of 20/20 cricket around the world, cricket betting has grown enormously and the number and variety of markets you can bet on has also expanded.

Each of the 3 forms of the game (test matches, one day cricket (50/50) and 20/20) require different considerations when forming your bets.

Firstly, we’ve listed the top 3 sportsbooks to hold accounts at should you wish to have a bet on cricket. Bet365 is probably the leader throughout the world with cricket offering a range of markets and the best in-play betting options available. They are also the easiest and best sportsbook to join if you are betting from India.

Best Cricket Sportsbooks..
Bet365
  • Great first deposit bonuses
  • excellent mobile platform
  • One of the best in-play bookies..
BWIN
  • early lines
  • Industry leading reduced juice
  • biggest range of props
PaddyPower
  • first ever online sportsbook
  • VIP loyalty scheme, lots of reload bonuses
  • an absolute pleasure to bet at, one of my favourites

As mentioned above, betting on each of the different forms of the games requires different considerations when forming your picks. Test match cricket, by its very nature of being played over 5 days sees alot more traders in the market and the swings in the in-play markets from day to day can be enormous.

The toss can have a big bearing on the odds pre-game in test match cricket, and its not unusual to see swings of more than 20% in the odds simply on who wins the toss.

In the 2 short vesions of the game, ODI’s and 20/20, the weather prediction can have a big affect on betting markets, particularly once the toss has been made and the team batting first is known. The draw markets can shorten dramatically if there is even a hint of inclement weather, which at times provides pretty attractive odds for one side to win.

There is a vast number of different cricket betting markets available, and all are pretty straight forward to understand. Suffice to say, in the one day games and 20/20, you can bet on all sorts of things like number of runs hit off a particular over, or which team hits the highest number of sixes as 2 such examples.