Mastering Cricket Betting: Your Comprehensive Guide

Mastering Cricket Betting: Your Comprehensive Guide - sportingbet

Cricket is a beloved sport in South Africa, nestled comfortably between soccer and rugby in the hearts of millions. But did you know that betting on cricket is one of the most popular betting markets in the world? And South Africa is no different. Day by day, it edges it’s way closer to the top of the list of betting markets in the country, so now’s the time to get on board.

Sportingbet is the home of cricket betting, hosting markets for just about every game in play at any time and if you’re reading this, you’re probably looking to get onboard and start betting. But before you get started, make sure you're in the know when it comes to cricket so that you always put your money on the right odds. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to betting on cricket in South Africa and the world over.

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There is always something to bet on with multiple leagues and events happening at any one time. You’ll find it hard to come across a day that doesn’t have a match being played. Here are the leagues to watch out for:

These are just some of the most popular leagues and events out there, but really, it’s just a matter of picking a country and finding its local cricket league. Chances are, you’ll be able to find the market you’re searching for on the Sportingbet cricket odds page.

Find Your Stats

If you want to bet on cricket in South Africa, it’ll be worth your time immersing yourself in all the latest sports news, team performances and player stats. Knowing which teams have the strongest players is key to making informed bets — a player being off the team due to an injury could be the defining factor as to whether a team will win or lose. It’s because of uncertain factors that it’s important to surround yourself with as much information as possible.  

Your first port of call should always be the Sportingbet Stats Centre. Click on the game you plan on betting on and find the Stat Centre link to the right of the screen. Here you can find every stat that you’ll need to make informed bets, all summarised in one convenient location. 

You can also take a look at the Sportingbet blog. We keep an update to date collection of insightful articles that keep you in the know with what’s happening in the cricket world. It’s a great place to start your exploration into the deeper world of cricket. 

Make sure you’ve downloaded the Sportingbet app and have notifications activated. We’ll send you push notifications before all major matches with insightful stats and the latest betting on odds.

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Cricket Betting Markets at Sportingbet

There’s so much more to bet on than just who will win a cricket match. Sportingbet has odds and price boosts on more markets than you can imagine. If you’ve been studying your stats and watching your games, this is where you can really put your knowledge to good use. Cricket odds for these diverse markets are often more competitive than outright winners.

Here are some of the markets that you can find when you select a cricket game that you want to bet on.

  • Which team will record the highest opening partnership?
  • Will there be a century in the match?
  • Team’s fall of the 1st wicket
  • Team’s runs in the 1st over
  • Players to score 50
  • Team’s top wicket taker
  • Team’s top run scorer
  • Who will be the player of the match?
  • Which team will hit the most sixes?

You can also find even more specific markets in the specials section. These are definitely worth keeping an eye on as they’ll often have the best odds available. 

With all these tools, stats, and odds at the ready, you’ll be able to make the best possible cricket bets. Make sure you’re constantly immersed in the sport, up to date with your games, and in the know every step of the way, and you might find yourself making a tidy profit the next time you bet on cricket odds.