Cricket Betting

Your guide to betting on Cricket online

Despite not being a globally popular sport, such as Football or Tennis, Cricket has an appeal that reaches into a wide variety of countries around the world. Whether you are Australian, English, South African, or Indian, Cricket is a game that plays a pivotal role in your country's sporting endeavours – and many others.

Online Cricket betting is most prevalent across Australia, England, and India, but countless other nations have been entranced as Cricket rises to new heights every year. While the Ashes, World Cup, and One Day Internationals have been big betting events in the UK and Australasia, it has been the establishment of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that has allowed Cricket to move into the realm of an "accessible sport" in nations that may have otherwise been unfamiliar with the game.

The IPL has managed to create a proper seasonal league out of what was most often a calendar of international fixtures. No longer are the best players in the world restricted to playing simply for the country, now the top Cricketers in the world have an outlet to compete alongside other household names, as well as continue their careers far beyond what would typically be possible.

Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist, for instance, are two of Australia's finest international cricketers of yesteryear, yet they are still able to compete at the highest level in the Indian Premier League.

As you have probably already guessed, the introduction of such esteemed sportsmen has seen not only the IPL viewing numbers skyrocket, but the betting opportunities as well. Punters no longer have to wait several weeks or months for their favourite players to compete in a match. Now they can follow the IPL week in, week out and enjoy the highest quality of club Cricket in the world.

Let's say that you wanted to make a wager on an upcoming IPL match. Plenty of online bookmakers provide extensive coverage of Cricket matches, and you will be able to enjoy a wealth of betting options at places like Bet365 and Ladbrokes.

Bet365 is an ideal online bookmaker for Cricket punters because it offers Live In-Play betting as the match is taking place. As with most sports, Money Line Betting is the most popular form of wagering for Cricket, and it is what we will be looking at right now.

Money Line Betting

An example of a typical Cricket bet would be for the Indian Premier League fixture between 2009 champions Deccan Chargers and the Chennai Super Kings.

Deccan Chargers: +110 (11/10)
Chennai Super Kings: -138 (8/11)

For this Money Line Bet, if you were to tip that Matthew Hayden's Super Kings would prove the bookies right and pick up a win, then you would have to make a wager of $138 in order to make a profit of $100. If you ended up being correct, then your total winnings (including your original stake) would be $238.

If, however, you predicted that Adam Gilchrist's Chargers would cause an upset, then a bet of $100 could potentially pay out $110 if you are correct. If the Chargers manage to win, then your total winnings will be $210 (including your original stake).


Futures are another popular type of bet amongst Cricket and sports fans alike. They are a way of picking up big cash payouts on predicting the outcome of anything from "Who will score the most runs in their next match?" to "Which team will take out the IPL Championship?"

Depending on where you choose to make a punt, different online bookmakers will offer different futures. For example, Bet365 has Futures on "Top Team Batsmen" and "To Win The Toss", while Paddy Power provides "Highest Opening Partnership" and "Fall of First Wicket" wagers at their sportsbook.

No matter what type of Cricket bets you are looking for, you will always be able to find an online bookmaker that is perfect for you right here at

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