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Now, let’s talk about the Cricket bets. In this section, we’ll give you the low down on some of the most popular cricket bets that you can place. If you’re brand new to cricket, check out this entire list and work to find some that look like a good fit for you. If you’re a more advanced cricket player, we’ve probably got some listed below that you have not tried you yet. After checking out this list, you might find something new to use in your cricket betting adventures.
✓ Match Betting
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.
✓ Completed Match
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.
✓ Tied Match
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.
✓ Top Bowler
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.
✓ Top Batsman
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.
✓ Over/Under Score
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.
✓ Method of Dismissal
If you’re into live betting on cricket, check out the method of dismissal wager. With this bet, you’ll decide how a batsman in the crease will end up being dismissed. Most often, you’ll be able to select from the following potential outcomes: caught, bowled, run out, LBW, stumped, or other. All that you have to do is pick the one that you think is the player that will be dismissed and then hope that you are selected correctly!
✓ Win Toss
For a cricket wager that isn’t really tied to the performance of any actual team or player, check out the win toss bet. Here, you’ll just be picking which of the two teams you think will win the coin toss at the start of the match. This can be a fun way to bet on a coin flip, literally.
✓ Odd/Even Runs
For this type of cricket wager, you’ll decide if you think that a team’s runs for a match will either be an odd or even number. It’s worth pointing out that a score of 0 is considered to be an even number for this bet. With only two potential outcomes for this wager, it’s a very simple wager to comprehend.
A poor batsman who is typically designated as a specialist bowler or wicket-keeper. These players rarely make hits or score any runs, and are usually placed at the number 11 batting position. This term is also used to describe a skilled batsman who happens to be out frequently when competing against a particular bowler (in which case the batter is called that bowler’s “rabbit”).