Although it is a sport with little popularity in America, cricket (or cricket) has millions of fans and fanatics in many parts of the world, being even one of the most widespread and practiced after soccer.
The English tradition of cricket is well known, but this ancient game is also played with great passion in other parts of the world.
Some good examples are Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, where stadiums with a capacity of 50,000 spectators and more are regularly filled.
To go even further into the subject, it is worth mentioning that the most important cricket event, in which two teams of 11 players each play against each other, is the World Cup, whose first edition dates back to 1975 and so far has had Australia as the main dominator.
Until 2015, the Oceanic country won 5 times this tournament which, for example, never had Spain as a participant.
What to have in mind
As a first step, it is necessary to know that some cricket matches are defined in one day (20, 40 or 50 overs) but others can last up to 5 days.
The latter are international matches, known in the environment as 'Test Matches'. In addition to the World Cup and Test Matches, to which we have already alluded above, the games corresponding to Twenty20 stand out in terms of importance.
They are usually matches lasting around 3 hours.
When it comes to understanding how to bet on cricket, the first logical step is to understand the game perfectly and, as in all other sports, to carry out an adequate study of the teams facing each other and of the event in general.
The physical and mental state of the protagonists can be decisive in the outcome of a cricket match, especially in those that last for many hours and days.
It is also advisable to pay attention to various factors such as injuries and weather, which sometimes play an influential role.
The team that records the most runs will win, which are the focus of many of the betting markets.
What to bet on
The basic bet is naturally on the winner of the match, as in most sporting events. In this case, cricket games tend to have attractive odds, as at the top level virtually anyone can beat anyone.
When the alternative of the draw is also available and we have detected a more or less favorite team, the 'Double Chance' is an interesting option to cover us.
For those who are really into it and know each of the players, betting on the best hitter of the team -usually- offers very good odds.
Of course, live betting also stands out for its excitement, dynamics and adrenaline in cricket. In that sense, guessing how many runs a team will make in total is undoubtedly one of the most attractive modalities.
Of course, to get involved in this market you need to have certain knowledge and a good dose of experience.
This type of bet is influenced by the number of players eliminated by a team, the field on which they play, the over (set of 6 pitches) they are in, which of the two teams bats first and the quality of the last 4 or 5 batters.