Some Awesome Cricket Betting Strategies & Tips
From the obvious to the less obvious, here are several useful cricket betting strategies and tips that are used by many people and can potentially help you turn a profit when you next place a wager. Before betting on any cricket matches, it would be a good idea to know the basic rules of the game. Additionally, you should also take the time to learn the different betting types that are generally available in a cricket match.
Finally, knowing how to read the odds for individual betting markets can also help make more realistic bets that are more likely to come in. Keep on reading for more popular cricket betting strategies and tips.
Learn the Rules of Cricket
Okay, so you don’t need to be an expert on the rules of cricket, but it does help to know the game’s basic rules, especially if you’re placing in-play bets while the action is taking place in front of your eyes. Knowing the rules can help you understand more about the different bet types that you are likely to come across at many of today’s most trusted online sports betting websites.
You can still place cricket bets if you don’t know the rules, but having some kind of knowledge can help you immensely. Although it’s not guaranteed to help you win, learning the rules can potentially help you turn a profit by making more sensible bets. You may want to watch a few games and place some practice bets just to see how much you would have won (or lost) before placing a real money bet at a licensed sports betting website.
Understand the Different Bet Types
At most online cricket betting websites today, such as 10CRIC India, you can find multiple bet types (which are otherwise known as betting markets) for each event. The main bets that you can often find are
- Outright match winner
- Series winner
- Top bowler
- Top batsmen
- Toss winner
- To score 50 runs or more, or to score 100 runs or more
- Over-under score
- Most sixes
- Player of the match
- Dismissal method
- Future betting
- Most fours
- Most run-outs
A Closer Look at Some of the Cricket Rules to Learn Before Betting
In cricket, a player can be dismissed when a fielder hits the ball when you are outside of the crease, when the batter’s shot is caught by the fielder before it bounces, or when the ball from the bowler hits the stumps you are standing in front of. A player can also be dismissed by what is known as an LBW (Leg Before Wicket). This is when the ball hits your legs that would have hit the stumps if your legs weren’t in the way.
You also need to know the difference between domestic cricket leagues and international cricket. A one-day cup lasts just one day and consists of one inning, each of 40 overs per team. A T20 Blast sees each team have one inning of 20 overs each, and a County Championship in the United Kingdom, for example, can last for up to four days. In this event, there’s no specific over rate, but each team has two innings.
Additionally, international cricket bets can be for Test Cricket, Twenty20 Cricket, or One Day Internationals. ODI’s last one day and each team have one inning of 50 overs. In Test Cricket, which can last for up to five days, each team has two innings, and there’s no specific over rate, and in Twenty20 Cricket, each team has 20 overs each and just one inning.
Knowing the Odds
Knowing how to read the odds is also extremely important, as well as how to display your odds. For example, at a growing number of online sports betting sites today, you can choose how the current odds are displayed (e.g., in the American/Moneyline format, European decimal format, or the United Kingdom fractional odds format). When you have the option to change how you view the odds, remember to select the option that you can understand best. In India today, the odds at most sites are set to appear in the decimal odds format.
Let’s take a quick look at an example of how the different odds can be displayed. The T20 Big Bash League betting markets are currently open. At the time of writing, the Odds-On favorite team to win the league at the end of the season is the Perth Scorchers. They are currently priced (on average) at +350 in American/Moneyline odds. When converted into European decimal odds, it works out to 4.50, and when converted into UK fractional odds, it works out to 7/2.
The least favorite team to win the league at the end of the season is Sydney Thunder. The average odds for this team to win the league outright are +1,600 in American/Moneyline odds, which is 17.00 in decimal odds, and 16/1 in fractional odds. In other words, it would be a silly bet to put your money on Sydney Thunder. Instead, you are more likely to win your bet by putting your money on Perth Scorchers.
Another way of looking at it is in horse racing betting. For example, most sensible bettors wouldn’t place their money on a 100/1 outsider when there are, say, 20 other horses in the race, and they all have anywhere from 1/3 to around 7/1 odds. It’s not to say that the outsider will NOT win. It’s just highly unlikely that it will even place (e.g., finish first, second, or third).
More Useful Tips, Tricks, and Strategies
Before placing a bet, remember to set a budget and try your hardest not to overspend. One of the best ways to do this would be to set deposit limits, session time limits, and/or spending limits from the moment you sign up to a sports betting site.
Never bet more than you can afford, and NEVER chase your losses. Also, don’t forget to withdraw your winnings from time to time. For example, if you deposit INR4,500 (which is around £50, or equivalent currency value) and triple up within just a few successful bets, which means that you end up with INR13,500 (which is approximately £150.00), you could perhaps withdraw the INR9,000 (£100) winnings, and leave your initial deposit of R4,500 (£50) in your account for another day.
Remember to keep all of this in mind when you next place a bet on cricket, especially if you don’t want to lose your entire bankroll within the first few hours because of a few silly bets.