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How to bet on cricket in 2022

Cricket is one of the oldest sports, with its roots in England in the early 18th century. This guide will help sports betting fans who want to know more about cricket betting.

So, let's start with the difference between cricket and baseball.

What is cricket? What's the difference between cricket and baseball?

Cricket is a team sport that involves two teams with eleven players each. Formal cricket games can last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

Although the rules and games are quite different, the fundamental concept of cricket is very similar to baseball.

Each team bats in consecutive innings, trying to score runs.

A team will win if they have scored more runs and have batted for an equal number of innings, one or two, depending on the game format.

Though there are similarities, there are also many differences between baseball and cricket. The bat in cricket has a flat surface, while a baseball bat is round. Baseball has nine players, while cricket has eleven. Baseball players hold the bat up, while cricket players keep the bat down. Baseball has a white leather cover, while cricket balls have red, white or a pink cover.

Now, let's move on to cricket betting.

Cricket betting explained

For those who are new to the world of sports betting, cricket betting can be confusing. They want to learn more about cricket betting odds and how to win more bets

These are all common concerns in cricket betting. There are many ways to calculate the value of cricket betting. This will allow you to choose the best bets.

Next, we will focus on explaining the major cricket betting markets.

Match betting

Match betting is the most popular form of cricket betting. It is an easy bet as bettors can choose from three outcomes. The match can be won by either the home or away team. The third outcome is a draw or tie.

This bet is very popular in cricket betting because of its simplicity.

Match Winner

The eventual winner is the side which scores a higher total of runs than the opposition in its innings.

Tied match

The tie bet is another simple cricket bet.

This bet will only allow you to bet on the match ending in a tie. You win the bet if you pick correctly.

Top batsman

The top batsman bet is a player-specific bet. This bet requires you to pick the player that you believe will score the most runs in a match or series.

Any player can be chosen from any team. However, most bettors try to choose one of the best cricket players to increase their chances of winning this kind of bets.

This bet is often more difficult than betting on the winning team, so it can sometimes pay higher if you are right.

Handicap betting

You are likely familiar with handicap betting if you have ever bet on another sport. However, this form of betting is slightly different from the one you'd expect for football handicap betting.

A limited-overs example is the best way to explain handicap betting in cricket. Let's take team A versus team B in a 50-over match. Team A plays first and get a 300 runs score.

The bookmaker can then add handicapping. They give team B a 50.5 run advantage and team A 50.5 run disadvantage. So, we bet on team B + 50.5.

If team A loses the match or fails to win by more than 51 runs, we win the bet.

This adds a new dimension to cricket betting.

Player Out Rules

In cricket, the object of the fielding (bowling) side is to restrict the number of runs the batting side scores. The best way to do this is by dismissing batters (getting the player out). A player can be dismissed in several ways, the most common of which are:


For a more detailed description of the various means by which a batter can be dismissed, visit Wikipedia Cricket - Dismissals

When all players are dismissed, the sides change. An interesting fact in cricket is that the best bowlers can bowl the ball at speeds up to 100 miles per hour (160 kilometres per hour).