Live Cricket Scores
Cricket is possibly the second-most popular sport in Asia after football, although many people may disagree and say that the game of cricket takes top spot – particularly in South Asia. Five of the twelve countries that have test status with the International Cricket Council (ICC) are Asian countries. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were joined by Afghanistan in June 2017.
Betting on cricket, therefore, is a popular pastime for followers of the game in Asia. The success of the Indian Premier League has brought a new dimension to the game, the fast pace of the Twenty20 cricket competition proving to be incredibly popular with fans all over the world. Purists of the game may argue that the five-day test is the only ‘true’ format of the game, but the limited overs formats of one-day and Twenty20 cricket continue to capture the imagination of fans worldwide. Fortunately, for us punters, we don’t have to choose and can bet on all of the different formats! Our live cricket score service will keep you up-to-date on all of the important matches and can give you valuable betting information in real-time.
India: Karnataka Premier League
|Belagavi Panthers||180/1||(14.4 ov)|
|Namma Shivamogga||175/4||(20 ov)|
|Hubli Tigers||151/8||(20 ov)|
India: Duleep Trophy
|India Blue||255/10||(83.2 ov)|
|India Red||285/10||(124 ov)|
United Kingdom: Vitality Blast
United Kingdom: Super League Women
|Loughborough Lightning W||123/2||(16.1 ov)|
|Lancashire Thunder W||122/10||(19.5 ov)|
|Surrey Stars W||94/10||(17.5 ov)|
|Western Storm W||171/4||(20 ov)|
|Yorkshire Diamonds W||185/6||(20 ov)|
|Southern Vipers W||184/4||(20 ov)|
World: Test Series
|Sri Lanka||244/10||(90.2 ov)|
|New Zealand||382/5||(110 ov)|
|West Indies||222/10||(74.2 ov)|
World: The Ashes
When it comes to betting on cricket with online bookies there are several things to look out for. We have assessed the best bookmakers for quality of service, odds, quick deposits and safe withdrawals, and you can find our recommendations on this website. The top tournaments and competitions to bet on include:
Indian Premier League: The IPL was launched in 2008 and has grown very quickly to become one of the leading cricket competitions in the world. Large investment has attracted the finest players from across the globe and the IPL brand value was estimated at US$5.3 billion in 2017. It was the first sporting event ever to be broadcast live on Youtube in 2010, and currently attracts the largest crowds of any cricket tournament in the world. Eight teams compete in the tournament in a round-robin format, playing each other twice before the top four sides proceed to the playoffs. The most successful team in IPL history is the current champions, The Mumbai Indians.
Asia Cup: the Asia Cup is a men’s one-day international and Twenty20 international competition, initially established in 1983 and held on a bi-annual basis since 2008. The ICC ruled that all matches played at the Asia Cup have official ODI status, although since 2016 the competition has been played on a rotational basis between ODI and T20 formats.
ICC Champions Trophy: The ICC Champions Trophy is an ODI tournament played every four years and is second only in prestige to the Cricket World Cup in limited overs competition. Originally the Champions Trophy was initially inaugurated to encourage the development of the game in non-test playing countries – the first two tournaments held in Bangladesh and Kenya – but due to its success, it has subsequently been held in more established cricketing nations such as England and India. Since 2009 only the top eight teams in the ICC rankings are eligible to compete in the Champions Trophy.
T20 World Cup: The ICC World Twenty20, or T20 World Cup, has been a biannual event to date, although the next competition is set to be played in Australia in 2020 – four years after the last tournament in 2016. Six renewals have been held so far with West Indies the only country to win on more than one occasion.
International Test Series: Test cricket is the longest form of the game and considered by many to be the highest standard of the beautiful game. Matches are played only between those sides determined by the ICC to have ‘test status’. The very first recorded test cricket match was between England and Australia in Melbourne as far back as 1877.
Where to Bet
There are plenty of online bookies which will offer odds on cricket matches and it is wise to choose those offering the best service. Look for a friendly service, a bookmaker which accepts quick deposits and offers live betting, and a bookmaker that offers fast, safe withdrawals.
Sportsbooks which allow you to view a cricket live score and bet in-play are highly recommended because they offer a better choice to the punter. Live betting has seen a huge surge in growth as stable internet connections and smartphones have made in-play betting more accessible. This is something we can use to our advantage if we want to make money betting on cricket, and that is the ultimate aim.
What to Bet on
There are many different types of wagers to consider when betting on cricket, and we will look at some of the most popular here.
The first and most obvious bet is the match winner. You simply choose which team you think will win the game, or if you think it will be drawn, and place your bet on that outcome.
When it comes to test cricket, you can bet on which team will win each test but also on which team will win the series overall.
International tournaments such as the ICC Champions Trophy, the Cricket World Cup and the T20 World Cup provide various betting opportunities. We can bet on which team will lift the trophy before the competition has started, and more often than not, there are large odds available in these markets.
We are not restricted just to betting on the outcome of matches and tournaments though, and there are lots of other markets to consider. This is one reason that checking the live cricket score is important.
Popular bets include the top batsman or top bowler in a match, test series or tournament. Here you select which batsman will score the most runs – either for his team or overall – or you can bet on which bowler will take the most wickets – again for his team or overall between both teams.
Profit from Cricket Betting
The name of the betting game is to win money and this is why checking the cricket live score in a given match is an important betting tool. In test matches, in particular, strategy is a key ingredient of success and as fans will know, there is a huge difference between a side protecting their wickets and a side chasing runs. If a team only needs to see out the final day of a test then there is little point in backing them to score a huge amount of runs, but on the other hand, if a team is desperately chasing a runs total they might be inclined to take more risks.
The weather is another critical factor in the sport of cricket, where rain can cause lengthy delays and prevailing conditions can affect the state of the wicket. Those with knowledge of these factors may be able to catch out bookmakers who have not allowed for conditions in their odds.
As fans of cricket, our knowledge of the game and of specific players can be used to our advantage. If top players pull out of an upcoming test it will affect their team’s ability to win. If we know that certain teams struggle outside of their own country we can factor that into our betting decision. Internal arguments among selectors, players and cricket associations can also contribute to poor form, and just by following our favourite sport as fans we are aware of many things that the average punter is not.