Bet365 - Cracking for Cricket

Monday, May 22, 2017 10:17

With the summer approaching, cricket will come to the fore with a mixture of domestic and international events. Whilst it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, cricket is growing in Ireland and is hugely popular in Asia, West Indies, England, South Africa and Australasia. Bet365 offers some fantastic markets on the sport and we will go through some of these to demonstrate the variety of Bet365.

Player Performance

Player performance betting in cricket is something unique to Bet365, allowing users to bet over or under on a given player’s all round performance. Batsmen are given 1 point per run scored, whilst bowlers receive 20 points for each wicket taken. Fielders receive 10 points for a catch and wicketkeepers receive 25 points for a stumping. All player performance points will be accumulated at the end of the match.

Bet365 will have player performance markets for T20 tournaments such as the Indian Premier League, Test matches such as the Ashes Series and one-day matches such as the Royal London Cup. This market gives punters the chance to find an edge on Bet365. In one-day matches, both teams must face at least 40 overs each or bets will be void unless otherwise settled (i.e. won). The whole match counts for Test and First Class matches, and in the event of a draw, a minimum of 200 overs must be bowled. For T20 matches, the full amount of overs must be bowled.

Match Handicap

Bet365 also offers handicap betting on cricket. For example, Ireland +4.5 wickets/+25.5 runs. In this instance, Ireland would need to take 6 or more wickets when defending a total or defend the total in full and win the match. Alternatively, Ireland would have to get within 25 runs of the opposition’s target. Plus and minus handicaps are readily available on Bet365 and offer something different to the usual win markets available everywhere.

Team To Make Highest 1st 6 Overs Score

A popular market on T20 betting on Bet365, as the title suggests this market gives the option of betting on which side will the highest total in the first 6 overs (T20 Power Play) when fielding restrictions are in place. Punters can look to big hitters to get them off to a fast start, or economic bowlers who will bamboozle the batsmen.

Other Bet365 Cricket Markets

A huge range of markets is available on Bet365, including individual betting such as top batsman, top bowler, top team batsman and top team bowler. Aside from the impressive in-play markets, punters can also bet on 1st wicket methods pre-game and even which side will win the toss. A total number of sixes scored, which side will make the most sixes and which side will achieve the most run outs are further markets that demonstrate the depth of Bet365. Finally, Bet365 offers a wide variety of outright betting on all English domestic competitions as well as the 2017/2018 Ashes Series and the 2019 World Cup.

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