Online Cricket Betting
The sound of a batsman hitting the winning six, the bowler breaking the stumps with his ball and the fielder defying the laws of physics are what make cricket the second most popular on-field sports in the world. A sport which is also often called a game with innumerous possibilities also serves as one of the best sports for betting.
Cricket betting is not a new thing in this world. It has been there ever since the shorter format of the test match, One-day International, was established. To the ones who have no idea what we are talking about, here is a quick recap of the history of the sport.
History of cricket and cricket betting
Cricket, as we know, was invented by the English. At first, the game was played in a format that lasted six days long and is called a test match. By the second half of the 20th century, authorities thought of creating a shorter and more exciting format of the game. This is when the first one-day international was played. The format of the one-day then was different from how it is played now. The modern-day ODI format was first adopted in the late 1980s and since then the sport has several advancements in its format.
Cricket betting, on the other hand, has been an integral part of cricket ever since the ODI’s were introduced. Betting on the shorter format gives quick results and therefore, it quickly gained popularity among the interested bettors. Today, you can bet on this global game online and if you are looking for a place to start your online betting journey in cricket, you have landed at just the right place.
Winissimo Casino and sportsbook is here to guide you and let you bet on the bat-ball game with a top-notch sports betting experience. Let’s start!
The betting options in Cricket
A cricket match/tournament has several betting options apart from the winner and loser of the match/tournament. Cricket is a sport which is made up of several smaller events combined to one unified sport. A cricket match comprises several elements like umpire, batsman, bowler, fielder, keeper, and the boundary. The number of elements of the sport increases as we enter a tournament like the World Cup. A tournament has several other elements like the groups, knockout matches, and series winner. All of these add up to provide a plethora of betting markets in cricket. All the different types of betting options you will find in the sport are listed below:
- Toss – Every cricket match begins with a coin being tossed for the teams to choose if they want to bat or bowl. You can place a bet on either of the two possibilities – a head or a tail.
- Toss combination – The toss winning captain gets the option to choose if he wants his team to bat or ball. The bettor also gets the option to place a bet on the toss as well as the decision the toss winning captain will make.
- Odd or even total score – You can place a bet on the score of one inning if it will be an odd score or an even score.
- First innings score – You can select a number you think will be the closest to the final score of the first innings in a test match.
- The number of centuries in a match – In cricket, a total of 100 runs made by an individual player is called a century. An interested bettor can place on how many centuries will be scored in a complete match i.e., centuries scored by the batsman of both the teams.
- Over/under bet – Our sportsbook releases a predicted match score for every match. You can place an over bet if you think the total score of the match will be over the predicted score. Similarly, you can place an under bet if you think the final score will be lesser than the given number.
- Number of fours/sixes – Every time the cricket ball crosses the boundary rope, it is called a boundary. One can place a bet on the total number of fours or sixes he thinks will be scored in the whole match.
- Most number of sixes – You can place a bet on the player you think will hit the highest number of sixes in the match.
- Highest run scorer – You can place a bet on the player you think will score the highest runs in the match/tournament.
- Highest wicket-taker – you can also place a bet on the player you think will take the highest number of wickets in the match or throughout the tournament.
- Best fielder – One way to get a batsman out is by catching the ball hit by the batsman when it has not touched the ground for once. You can bet on who will take the most number of catches in the match/end of the tournament.
- Man of the match – The experts of the game award the most valuable player of the match by giving a man of the match trophy. You can predict by placing a bet on the player who you think will win this trophy.
- Man of the series – Just like individual matches, the authority also rewards the player who consistently proved to be the most valuable player throughout the tournament/series. You can predict the player and win by placing a bet on him.
- Runs on the next ball – A game of cricket has several short and long betting options. One such popular short bet is the bet where you have to predict the number of runs that will be scored on the next ball.
- Series/Match winner – This is the most basic factor where you can place a bet. This bet can be placed live or in advance. Just like soccer betting, you can predict in advance the winner of the tournament/series/match or wait for the event to start and then place your bet.
However, the variety of betting options is not restricted to cricket only. You will also find several betting options in other sports like badminton and horse racing. Make sure you check them out too!
The formats that we offer for betting
Winissimo offers a plethora of formats for cricket betting. These formats are some of the most popular formats across the world.
Talk of the most popular format and the t20 format tops the list. We provide betting options in the several leagues and events of the t20 format. The most famous of the t20 tournaments are Indian Premier League, t20 World Cup, t20 international matches/series, and Caribbean Premier League.
Coming to the ODI format, the popular series and tournaments are Cricket World Cup, Asia Cup, Champions Trophy and Bilateral series. We also provide betting options in the longest and the most primitive format of the game. You can place your bet on Test Championship, County Cricket, The Ashes and other bilateral/triangular series like Border-Gavaskar trophy etc.
Betting odds in cricket
Just like any other sports online betting, cricket also has its own betting odds. The betting odds here indicate the chances of a team winning the match. It also indicates if there are chances of the match being a tie. These odds are calculated by considering several factors like the team’s recent performance, the fitness of players, players playing the match, venue of the match and the capability of the opposition team. Make sure you check the betting odds of cricket before placing your bet in the game.
Now bet in cricket from your mobile phones
Did you know that you could also place a bet in cricket from your mobile phones? Yes, Winissimo online casino and sportsbook is now also available on your mobile phones. If you want to access our site and place a bet in the several factors of cricket from your mobile, follow these simple steps:
- Go to your mobile browser
- Type the URL of Winissimo casino – www.winissimo.com
- Create your account at our site. You don’t need to create a new account if you already have an account on our computer site.
- Look for Cricket in our sportsbook section.
- Choose the betting market and place a bet at your ease from the mobile.