The Most Popular Cricket Betting Markets
Most punters feel overwhelmed when it comes to betting on cricket matches due to the extensive betting markets that are available on the sport with various bookmakers. However, here are some of the main markets that you can expect to find, and what you will need to be aware of with each market.
This market is for the test matches such as the Ashes. The punter simply lays its stake on the side that they believe will win the overall series. It is important to remember that a draw could be a viable option due to poor weather or bad lighting. Punters could use the insure bet of the ‘Series Draw No Bet’ market, which means the money is returned should the series end in a draw.
The most common way to bet on any sport is by placing a stake in the team that will win the match outright. You will have three options with this; with the draw and either side being the options. The bet is simple win or lose, depending on whether the team you have selected wins the match by scoring the most runs. It’s a very straight forward way to bet on all cricket matches, regardless of whether it is a test or T20 match.
One of the most unique betting markets that come with cricket is the ability to wager money on the player that will score the most runs in the match. It can be incredibly lucrative, and the bet is a winner should the player you have selected score more runs than anyone else. Punters could also put on bets for the top runscorer for a specific side.
Another unique betting market for cricket fans is the ability to bet on how the first player will fall. They can stake their money on either LBW, Wicket, Runout or other. The bet is won as long as your selection is the way that the first wicket falls.
Like all other sports, the vast majority of competitions in cricket means that outright markets are very popular and a good way to maintain interest in the tournament throughout. Punters can simply lay a stake on a team to win a specific competition, and should they do it then the bet is a winner. Punters can also lay an each-way stake on this, which means as long as the team you have selected finishes second then you will return some kind of profit.