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Although online cricket betting isn’t one of the most popular or largest betting markets around, there is certainly a lot of money to be made from it, even if you don’t follow the game. This is because cricket is a sport which is dominated by statistics which are readily available, such as batting averages and bowling figures. This means that someone with an extremely limited knowledge of cricket can have an instant and reliable source of information on the form of both sides. However, it is obviously preferable to have a wealth of personal knowledge on any event on which you are placing money, and cricket betting is no different.

Strength of Team

When studying these statistics, it very important to establish the strength and weaknesses of both teams, so you can compare where a side may have an edge over the other. This must be done however with reference to each variation of the game. Certain formats of the game will favour some sides over others; a team which is number one in the world in test matches could well have a dreadful record at the Twenty20 format of the game. Average scores and statistics will also apply to certain formats.

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Average First Innings Score

It is also important to note what the average first innings score is at each ground, as there are variables which affect what can be considered a good score, such as the weather conditions and the size and quality of the pitch. Looking at information like this can quickly give us an impression of how previous sides batting first have fared on particular pitches, and whether batting first will favour them come the final score.


Weather is an extremely important variable to take into account when making wagers with cricket betting, as this can have a massive difference on the score, far more than other sports. Despite the fact that a cricket match won’t take place in bad light or rainy conditions, slight changes in the weather can have dramatic effects on certain sides’ chances of winning. The ball will deviate less than usual on a dry, warm, sunny day, which will favour batsmen, whereas a damp, overcast and humid day will assist in the movement of the ball, hindering the batting sides’ chances of achieving a good score.

Spread Betting

Cricket spread betting, for such a lucrative market, is a remarkably underused and undervalued one. These markets work by a bookmaker setting a line on the match variables, to which you then chose to wager on the under or over of this variable.

For example, if the line set by the bookmaker is under 250 runs and over 270 runs for the first innings, you could bet £2 per run over this amount. If the score is 300 runs then you would win £60, as you are 30 runs over the 270 mark, and you have bet £2 a run. However, if the score comes in at 220 runs, you lose £60. The large amount of variables available during a cricket game ensures that there are almost endless possibilities with spread betting.

Taking all these ideas into consideration, cricket betting can be extremely lucrative, so take a punt yourself at

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