All About Cricket Betting


While cricket in the CIS countries is not as popular as in Great Britain and its former colonies, however, bets on this sport in betwinner are already finding their fans, and more and more bettors are imbued with the spirit of the national English sport. Despite the fact that the rules of cricket are incredibly complex and have a lot of features, we recommend understanding them.

Perhaps, this sport will seem boring to someone, since the format of the match may change due to weather conditions, and the rules do not clearly spell out the timing of the tournaments. But, the volume of bets on cricket is getting bigger every year, which means that while you are thinking about whether to join this sport or not, other bettors have already mastered the rules and are earning with might and main. So don’t miss your chance!

Cricket features

Outwardly, everything resembles baseball, there is also a thrower (bowler) and a special bat (batsman). This is where the external similarity ends and the differences in the rules of the game begin:

  • each team consists of 11 players and one substitute;
  • the match takes place in a special circle (20 meters in diameter) – pitch;
  • Only the attacking side can score points, the main task of the defending team is to remove all the players of the attacking team from the game as soon as possible;
  • in defense, there is a thrower (bowler) and 10 field players, evenly spaced in the pitch; the players who hit the ball (batsmen) are attacking, only two attacking players can be in the pitch, and they are located at different ends of the circle);
  • batsmen score when the ball is batted away from the opponent’s fielders so that he has time to run to the opposite end of the pitch before the fielders touch the batted ball;
  • the defending team kicks the batsman out of the game if the thrower succeeds in destroying the special wicket behind the kicker, or when the batsman has deflected the ball so that the field players managed to catch it before it touched the ground;
  • the match is divided into separate periods, innings: it ends with the last (tenth) batsman knocked out of the game;
  • each bowler shoots in one “over” (6 throws), after which there is a change.

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These are the basic rules, there are many more, and it’s especially worth learning the additional rules for scoring and knocking out batters.

In total, there are three formats for the game:

  • T-20 is the fastest format, it takes place within two innings, where opponents take turns defending and attacking, usually such confrontations last up to 3.5-4 hours;
  • one-day confrontation – goes during the day, but is usually limited to 40-50 overs;
  • test matches – last from 3 to 5 days, are held between national teams and within the framework of national championships (within this format, experienced bettors bet mainly in live mode).

The season runs almost all year round, without long breaks, there is a sufficient market of events in bookmakers, which allows you to bet on cricket without pauses.

Cricket Betting

Questions and answers

Does climate matter?

Fast covering is an advantage for the thrower – it is more difficult for the batter to hit the ball (you can throw with a rebound from the field). The slow cover protrudes on the side of the batsman – the ball flies at a low speed. Consider climate conditions when international games are played. It is difficult for the Indian team to play in Australia due to the sharp change in the climate zone, and if the competition is held in a test mode for five days, then the Australian national team has a better chance of winning.

Are the weather conditions important for the game?

The match lasts only in natural light conditions, is interrupted during rain, while due to such a stoppage, time is not added if the game is played in a test format. For example, in the first three days, one of the teams leads with a big advantage, on the fourth day the opponent turned the tide of the struggle and began to gradually catch up with his opponent, but it began to rain heavily, which continued for part of the fifth day. No one will add time in such a situation, the teams will simply finish the daylight hours of the 5th day. For this reason, experienced bettors carefully study the weather forecast of the region where the competition takes place.

Draw results?

Experienced users, when meeting two opponents of equal strength, often wait for the results of the draw, who will attack first. The one who attacks first on a “fresh” field and with new balls always gets an advantage and, with a competent game, can immediately seize the initiative and get far ahead. In cricket, as in baseball, balls are not changed if they are slightly worn, this usually happens after the 80th over (after 480 throws). The field gradually becomes uneven, which makes the ball rebound from it unpredictable, and it is much harder for the batsman to hit the ball comfortably and thereby score a point.

Current game level – what is it?

This is the most difficult question for cricket beginners. Take a few extreme matches for analysis. And the problem arises already at the stage of studying the final results.

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