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What cricket events are there to bet on?

Cricket is a sport that is played all year round. There are a great number of events that you can place bets on. Some take just a few hours to complete, others are played over five days (and can still end in a draw). This article will look at the top cricket events that you can place bets on with both men’s and women’s matches available to bet on.

  • Test Matches
  • Three and Four Day matches
  • One-day cricket

Test Matches

A test match is played between two countries and is due to be contested over a period of five days. They have been played since the late 19th century and regarded by purists as the best form of cricket. 

Countries such as England, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, South Africa, the West Indies and Sri Lanka are all test playing countries. There are other international teams who play the game but aren’t yet regarded strong enough to be a test playing nation.

With teams from all over the world playing test cricket, this means the games are available to bet on throughout the year. A country like England will host matches in the summer, then in the winter go abroad to play matches in other continents.

Test matches give gamblers plenty of opportunities to place winning bets. With in-play betting there are five days worth of them, so lots of chances to make a profit.

Three and Four Day Matches

These are matches that are played by counties and states in countries all over the world. In England, they have the County Championship. This is split into two divisions and game are played over a period of four days. It is possible to bet on these matches and on other domestic leagues around the globe.

One-Day Cricket

Since the 1960s, one day cricket has become increasingly popular. It began with teams being allocated sixty overs each and matches being completed in one day, rather than several days. As the years have progressed, more and more one day tournaments have been launched.

International teams now seem to play more one day games than they do test matches. A test series is regularly played before or after some international one-day matches. There are major competitions you can bet on such as the World Cup and ICC Trophy.

T20 cricket has been a massive success with each side only having 20 overs. There’s lots of loud music and dancing at these games that attract large crowds. Top events to bet on include the Indian Premier League, The Big Bash in Australia and England’s T20 Blast. There is also the T20 World Cup. 

2021 is scheduled to see the launch of another version of the game called ‘The Hundred.’ This sees teams having a maximum of 100 balls in their innings. As with the T20 leagues, there will be plenty of top overseas players taking part and of course plenty of betting opportunities.

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