With roots which date back to England in the 18th century, cricket happens to be one of the oldest sports out there. If you are a passionate fan of the sport – and you are wanting to learn more about betting on it – we’re here to help! Irrespective if you are rooting for India, Australia, or South Africa, we are able to assist you to learn how to bet on cricket.
Traditional red ball cricket, which is played by players in white clothing on a typical long English summers afternoon, seems to be a far cry away from the big, bash, bold nature of the ever-popular Twenty20 (T20) smash-a-thon which is the Indian Premier League (IPL) with its lively flashing lights, a white ball, brightly coloured clothing, cheerleaders in addition to players being sold to franchises for millions of dollars a season.
With the changing nature of cricket, comes changes in other aspects as well – such as being able to bet on cricket online.
Where To Start
What cricket tournaments are you able to you bet on? First off it is necessary to differentiate between domestic versus international cricket. Let us start off by focusing on the international side of the game. There are three predictable formats of the game which are played out between Full and Associate member nations that are regulated by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Betting On Test Cricket
Test matches take place over a period of five days, giving us a lot of time in order to come up with a solid cricket-betting strategy. Currently there are ten nations which have Test match status. These are England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh as well as Zimbabwe. Cricket tests are seen as the pinnacle of the game by many traditionalists.
Betting On One Day Cricket (ODI)
Whereas ODI and T20 cricket are still regarded as less significant cousins to Test cricket by many in the UK, coloured clothing and white ball cricket is very much the preference amongst spectators, players and television broadcasters in Asia and the Middle-East.
Betting On T20 Cricket
T20 cricket is growing in popularity at a rapid rate, with many international sides dropping a number of ODIs – or even a Test match – in order to schedule more of the games in the shortest format. When television companies cottoned on that T20 could offer the quick-fix excitement which many 21st century sports fans and punters demand, it was only a matter of time before the volume of matches at the top level increased.
Other Cricket Formats To Bet On
Apart from T20 cricket, each country has its own First Class and List A tournament(s) which run in parallel to an already jam-packed international schedule. The County Championship, four-day competition is forever popular among its loyal followers in the United Kingdom and the Sheffield Shield First Class competition provides a stern test for Australia’s future Test match stars.