As far as wagering variety is concerned, there’s not much to beat Cricket!
From Futures to Head-to-Head match-ups and In-Play staking, there is an enormous range of markets available.
Match wagering is by far the most common form. Your objective will be to correctly identify which team will win an individual match, like a One-Day International or a single game within a Series Tournament or Challenge.
Odds will be weighted so that payouts for winning favourites are less than even money but underdogs that go the distance and come out on top will see you collecting at odds greater than 1:1.
Bear in mind that these stakes will typically be declared void if the teams Tie and they may also be rendered invalid unless 20 overs get completed.
Tied Match Wagers
Most online bookmakers let bettors try their hand at guessing whether or not Test matches are likely to end up in a draw. In fact, this wager is getting as popular as online UK bingo site games are and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a sportsbook that doesn’t make them available.
This wager, also known as Draw No Bet, is often used in combination with Match Betting. This creates a hedge stake in case slow play, weather conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances may cause an outcome where no winner gets declared. Some sportsbooks include a bet called Double Chance which allows you to wager on a team to win or to draw. You can stake against a Tied Match by choosing Both Sides in the Double Chance.
Series Winner Stakes
In Cricket, it’s pretty common for teams to play in 3- or 5-game series’ rather than just 1 match. A good example of this is The Ashes, which unfolds every two years between England and Australia. You’ll need to predict the winner of the series in this bet.
The Outright Winner
The Outright Winner is a kind of Futures wager that gets applied to Tournaments like the Cricket World Cup, the ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC Women’s World Cup, or the World Twenty20. Your objective here is to choose who you think will win the whole tournament, not just a single meeting.
With so many sides to pick from, this stake is not an easy one, which explains why the odds are so much higher here than they are for Match Bets. A good strategy to follow is to narrow the field of potential winners down to the 2 or 3 teams you think most likely to end up in first place and wager on each one. This way you’re more likely to ensure a profit because you’ll have more than a single chance of being proved right!
Team Prop Wagers
A popular Team Prop stake is the Win Toss. Like its counterparts in this category, this bet has nothing to do with who wins the game, series, or tournament. You just need to correctly choose which team will win the coin toss before the match begins!