Cricket

Cricket Explained

Cricket is a ball and bat sport that is played between two teams. The sport originated in England and was brought over to Australia when the continent was colonised by the British Empire.  Cricket is a worldwide sport, although it I mostly played by the commonwealth countries that used to be a part of the British Empire. There are a number of different varieties of the game in modern times, as its popularity has caused the sport to evolve.

Test Match Cricket

The original format of cricket was called test match cricket, which was played over five days with each team batting twice. This format is still played today, but as it is quite long winded it is only really followed by die hard cricket supporters. Betting on test Cricket can be done on a number of sites, but is quite a difficult thing to get right especially as there is often no result in a test match game. If both teams are still playing after five days then the game is decided as a draw to prevent it from going on forever. Placing a wager on this can be not only difficult but frustrating as predicting the outcome is not easy.

Limited Overs Match

Limited overs is the same idea as test cricket except that each team is limited to fifty overs per side and they can only bat once.  The team with the highest runs at the end of the fifty overs will win the match. These matches are usually played in the space of a day.  Placing a wager on limited over cricket is much more rewarding than betting on test match cricket as there is always an outcome of the game. It is still possible to have a draw if both teams finish on the same amount of runs, but this doesn’t happen very often. Many online sites accept wagers on limited overs cricket although you will have to qualify for the site’s criteria in order to create a membership with them

T-20 Cricket

T-20 cricket is a faster version of a limited overs match. Both teams have only twenty overs each to bat and to score as many runs as possible. This version is becoming increasingly popular as the whole match can be over within three hours.

Many of the big league games will feature two teams playing the same ground on the same day straight after each other, thus giving the spectator or punter value for money. There is always an outcome of these matches, and the fast pace keeps everyone’s attention. When placing a wager on a T-20 game it is always a great idea to stay near a TV set or a portable device in order to keep an eye on how the game is progressing.

Some online betting sites allow for live betting during cricket games, which is where you can change your bet as the game goes on. This is especially used in the longer forms of cricket but is possible in T-20 as well.