The most common form of cricket wager is the match betting bet. This is a straightforward bet as you only have to pick from three different outcomes. You’ll either select if you think that the home team will win, the away team will win, or if the match will end in a draw. That’s it! Due to the simplicity of this wager, it is super popular in the cricket betting crowd.
For one day matches, you can place a bet on if you think that the game will be finished that day or not. If you believe that the weather or some other outside factor could impact the game finishing that day, then you might consider placing a bet that the match will not be completed. For this wager, you’ll merely bet yes or no if the game will be finished on the day that it is scheduled.
Another straightforward cricket match bet is the tied match wager. For this wager, you’ll merely bet yes or no if you think that the match will end in a tie. If you select correctly, then you’ll win your wager.
For this wager, you’ll try to correctly predict the number of runs that will be scored in the first innings of the match. In most sportsbooks, you’ll find this type of bet as an over/under wager. In this case, the sportsbook will post a number of runs and then you’ll merely wager if you think that the actual amount of runs scored will be over or under the number displayed by the sportsbook.
If you’re looking to wager on some specific players, you might consider a top bowler bet. Here, you’ll select the player that you believe will take the most wickets during a match or series. It’s up to you to decide which player from either team will earn this title. If you’re able to pick correctly, you’ll be rewarded with a nice payout from the sportsbook.
Another player specific wager is the top batsman bet. For this wager, you’ll need to select which player that you think will score the most goals during a match or series. You can pick from any player on either team. Since this wager is more difficult to predict than just picking which team will win correctly, it often has higher associated payouts if you’re able to get it right.
Team of Top Batsman
If you don’t want to try to pick the exact player that will be the top batsman, you have another option that makes it a little bit easier to get it right. With the team of top batsman bet, you just have to decide which team you think the top batsman will come from. Since you only have two options to select from here, your odds of winning this bet are much higher than correctly picking the top batsman himself.
Bowler Match Bets
If you’re looking for an easier version of the top bowler wager, check out the bowler match bets. With these wagers, you’ll just have to pick one of two players. You’ll be deciding which of those two players will take the most wickets in the match or series.
Batsman Match Bets
Just like the bowler match bet, batsman match bets make it a bit easier to participate in the top batsman wagers. Here, you’ll be given two players to choose from. Just select the player that you think will score the most runs during the game to place this type of wager.
Tournament Outright Winner
If you’re looking to wager on a cricket tournament, one of the wagers that you can place is on the outright winner of that tournament. Here, you’ll need to select which team you think will rise above all of the others to win the tournament. When you go to place the wager, the sportsbook will list the associated lines for all of the teams in the tournament. Just select the team that you think will win it all and hope for the best.
If you’re new to watching or betting on cricket, you might not be aware that it is very common for two teams to enter into a series of matches. Instead of just playing one game, they’ll often play multiple games in a row. With a series winner wager, you’ll be picking which of the two teams you think will come out on top at the end of the series of matches. Don’t forget that you’re choosing the winner for the entire series as opposed to just one of the individual matches.
Another favorite version of a cricket wager is the over/under bet. This wager starts with the sportsbook posting a total score that they think the team will have by the end of a match or series. Your job is to decide if you believe that the team’s actual score will come in over or under that number posted by the sportsbook.
Another way that you can bet on a cricket series is to wager on the score of the series. Here, you’ll bet on what the final overall score of the series will be. The options from the sportsbook will be around how many matches each team will win in the series. Just pick the one that you think will be the end result and wait to see if you selected correctly.
Man of the Match/Player of the Series
It’s extremely common in cricket for a single player to be tapped as the Man of the Match or the Player of a Series. With these two bets, you can select which player you think will earn the title. For the most part, these wagers are only available in major markets so you might not come across these if you’re betting on smaller market cricket matches.