Types of Cricket Bets

Just like football, tennis, and basketball, cricket is a thrilling game when it comes to betting. From “match betting” to “tied match” to “series winner,” cricket enjoys an incredible range of betting markets. In this content, we explain some of the fundamental bets you will come across in most cricket betting sites in the web world.

Match Betting

Also known as a “To Win the Match,” bet, this is a wager in which you bet on a team that you hope will prevail in a given match, and it is the most common type of bet, not just on cricket, but other sports as well. Since this bet is quite accessible and straightforward, the odds involved are generally low, and they are thoroughly weighted by the bookmaker so that the side with the highest chances of winning the match is given the lowest payout and vice versa. If the game ends in a draw (tied match), your bet will be void.

Tied Match

This type of bet is riskier than others, and luck plays a significant role in the outcome of your bet. It is challenging to predict which team will carry the day, especially if the teams have equal abilities regarding strategy, game philosophy, quality of players, experience, achievements, etc. Nevertheless, most bookmakers offer this bet.

Outright Winner

This is a type of bet applied to cricket tournaments, such as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup, the Cricket World Cup, and the ICC Champions Trophy. Your objective in this bet is to predict the team that will emerge as the winners of the entire tournament. Whether the team loses a match or not along the way, it is none of your business. As long as it wins the tournament, you will earn your bet.

Series Winner

In this bet, the gambler is required to select the team that will win a series rather than an individual match. In cricket, series matches, in which teams play three or five games are very common. “The Ashes” is a perfect example of a series. In this series, Australia plays against England every other year, and it involves five games.