A Guide To Cricket Betting In Australia

The rise of quickfire matches, including the introduction of the Big Bash League in 2011, has attracted legions of fans for the nation’s leading summer sport.

There’s a common love for cricket among the continent’s ever-changing population. The dozen stadiums scattered around the country help bring people together across the community.

However, cricket supporters Down Under have always been considered to be the world’s most passionate, thanks to their nation’s success on the pitch and ties with history.

Being constantly broadcast and streamed has made it easier in recent years for this nation of sports lovers to have a flutter on matches, with Australia cricket betting proving highly popular during international tournaments and Test matches.

Types Of Cricket Matches To Bet On

Big Bash League
Teams have a single innings, limited to 20 overs.
Overall champions are determined over 61 matches. Teams involved comprise Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

First Class
Four- to five- day fixtures involving international teams (Test Cricket) or top-tier domestic sides with two innings (Toyota ACCA Men’s Division).
The Philippines compete in a round-robin league format against Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales Country, Queensland Country, South Australia Country, Victoria Country and Western Australia Country.

One Day
Competed by top-tier teams, and international ODIs, over a single innings usually limited to 50 overs.
Australia will be vying for top honours at the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The line-up includes England, hosts India, New Zealand and Pakistan.

Australia’s 2023 Matches

England (June & July)

Australia, who retained the Ashes on English soil in 2019,
travel halfway across the globe for a five-Test Ashes series.
South Africa (August & September)
Whistlestop tour for two limited overs series will comprise five ODIs, followed by a trio of T20Is.

India (September & December)
India host three ODIs just before the World Cup. After the tournament the nations contest a five-match T20I series.

Popular Cricket Betting Markets

When the bookmaker levels the outcome by creating an advantage for the underdog.
For example, if the Netherlands play Australia and end up scoring 300 runs in their ODI match, this triggers the Netherlands to receive lesser odds.
Bettors can opt to apply a -50 runs handicap to increase the odds. After this handicap there’s the ability to bet on either team and being offered good odds.

First Ball/First Over Or Under

Determining whether the first ball will result in being hit for four runs or end up in a wicket is a quick bet.
Many bookmakers make this interesting by allowing the boundary or wicket to be backed on the First Over Or Under.

Innings Run

Predicting the number of runs a team will score above or below a certain number.
For example, in a T20I match between India and Australia, backing whether the innings run-rate for the Aussies will be over 5.5 runs. The bet wins if by predicting over and they hit a run-rate of six.

Long-Term Bets
Betting on future matches is most suited for those with cricket knowledge. For example, predicting the Big Bash League champions, Top Bowler or Top Batsman in the Ashes series.

Outright Winner

Picking out the match winner, series winner or tournament winner.
Popular for bettors who research form.

Over/Under Markets
Predicting the total number of runs and/or wickets in a match. Bettors back whether the totals will be over or under a specific number.
For example, the bookmaker publishes 550 as the total number of runs made during a T20I match between England and Australia. An Under Market bet, if both teams fail to achieve a cumulative of 550 runs, is a winner.

Player Bets

Backing a specific player rather than a team. Popular markets include:
Man of the Match award;
Bowler Bet (most wickets taken), and;
Batsman Bet (most runs scored).

Team Bets

Backing a specific team rather than any players. Popular markets include:
Outright Winner;
Series Winner;
Team of Top Batsman, and;
Team of Top Bowler.

Special Cricket Bets
Bookmakers offer various gambling options, including which team wins the coin toss, which players will hit the most boundaries etc.

There are potentially rich pickings as cricket betting offers an opportunity to earn a swift payout. For those who fancy a flutter, it’s useful to glean knowledge about the pitches and players involved.

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