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Cricket Betting

cricket-ballWith the Australian cricket team starting to dominate again on the test arena, plus the emergence of the Big Bash League and Twenty20 cricket in general, cricket is well and truly back in the spotlight again in Australia.

Australia is set to host the Cricket World Cup in 2015 as well, so you can expect a ton of bookmaker free bet offers and specials and we will be your one spot stop for all those promotions.

All year round there is plenty of Test, One Day and Twenty20 cricket going on around the world so there is no shortage of betting options for punters. All the leading bookmakers we promote here on Freebetoffers offer a stack of betting options so be sure to check out our bookie reviews for information about each bookie.

Cricket Betting Guides

cricket-world-cup-odiWorld Cup (ODI)
The pinnacle of international oneday cricket. Australia and New Zealand will be hosting the 2015 edition of the World Cup so expect plenty of coverage, plenty of betting markets and a stack of different bookie free bet offers. [Read More]

twenty20-world-cupWorld Cup (T20)
The Twenty20 World Cup is held every two years and is getting bigger and bigger. Australia will be hosts of the tournament in 2020 and despite having never won it, they are always there are abouts and in the mix. [Read More]

big-bash-leagueBig Bash League
Launching in 2011, the Big Bash League now has an absolutely massive following in the summer as 8 teams from around Australia battle it. There are plenty of bookmaking promotions and a ton of betting markets. [Read More]

the-ashesThe Ashes
The Ashes is the pinnacle of cricket. Every few years Australia will take on bitter foes England in a five match test series, battling it out for the urn. The series is over 140 years old and is more popular than ever now.

iplIPL
The Indian Premier League began in the mid-2000s and is regarded as the best domestic Twenty20 competition in the world. With millions and millions of dollars invested and the best players, it is absolute huge in popularity.

Forms of Cricket

cricket-matchCricket has three forms these days with test cricket, one day cricket and twenty20 cricket. The traditional form of the game is test cricket and is played over five days. While some of the gloss has come off test cricket in recent years with first one day cricket and then twenty20 coming along, test cricket is still seen as the pinnacle.

One day cricket, or limited overs cricket as it is also known, has been around for about half a century now. It is played over one day with each team facing 50 overs each. Every four years there is a Cricket World Cup, while all cricket playing nations have their own domestic competitions.

The last form of cricket is Twenty20 which is relatively young, coming about in the early 2000s. It is basically a slog fest where batsmen try and make as many runs in as short as time possible as each team faces only 20 overs each. It has proven to be popular with fans as matches last about 3 hours and there is plenty of theatrics during the matches.

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How to Pick Winners

pick-winnersCricket is a very unique sport to bet on compared to other sports. As there is three forms of the game, it is a very diverse sport to bet on and with plenty of betting options. As cricket is an all year round sport with a ton of domestic and international matches, there is no shortage of betting markets to bet on.

The first thing I would look at is weather conditions, particularly for test matches. Given rain can delay matches, if rain is forecast then your bet will be affected. Also different bowlers suit different kinds of pitches, so be sure to check the pitch report as it can make a huge difference.

In recent times bookmakers have introduced plenty of new markets to bet on, a lot of them exotic bet types. You can bet on what will happen the next ball, how the next batsmen will be dismisses, top run scorer in an innings, among many others. Given these odds are available live in running, punters have been making money by betting these markets.

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