Derek Smalls - Wednesday 14.08.13, 08:21am
Making the right plans is very important if you want to become profitable betting on cricket. Although, things at times do not go according to plan in cricket matches, trying to make an educated guess on the outcomes will always help in the end. Many can and will try to predict the games themselves. A normal cricket fan would know all the facts related to any match, but beginners might need to carry out some research. Betting on these matches will be a good practice for the bettor to keep good bankroll management and do their due diligence when it comes to analyzing games.
You should understand that you will not become an expert on cricket simply doing a couple of game analysis. However, looking at different statistics will help you create a clearer picture while making bets. Bookmakers normally carry out details analysis of each match and team so that they are never in the dark. You need not carry out such extensive analysis since there is so much data already available pertaining to every team and player. Study the team that you fancy for a short amount of time so that you can learn its strength and weaknesses. For example, you can study two teams that are going to play a bilateral series in a couple of month’s time. This will give you enough time to prepare for making the right bets.
Cricket commentary sites such as cricinfo can give you a lot of insight since major cricket writers give an opinion on it. Detailed statistics are also found on it as it is one of the most widely used sites by cricket lovers all around the world. Study the predictions made by former players of the game and you will have an idea how a particular series might pan out. Watch out for the current form of the main players that are expected to make a mark in the series.
After you scope out the players in both the teams, it is time to look at the match conditions. You may find that a team may get battered while playing in the home of the opponent but play exceedingly well in their own home. A home series can certainly add to the fortunes of a team as they would know the conditions very well thanks to playing a lot of domestic cricket in the country. So, this factor should not be overlooked when you want to pick a team to bet on.
When you have done all of this analysis, you want to check whether your analysis is sound or not, and one way to do this is to compare your predictions to cricket betting tips provided by other punters that are analyzing these cricket matches. This can be a good practice and a great way to learn without having to put too much money at risk before you know you are a winner. Also, the cricket betting tips can be bet yourself, so a win-win!
Derek Smalls - Monday 12.08.13, 18:39pm
Cricket betting has been around for a long time and live betting has been booming the later years thanks to various online betting sites. As the name suggests, live cricket betting allows bettors to place bets while the cricket match is going on. Running bets offer a better chance for the bettors to make profits as you have a chance to assess the innings of a team before placing a bet. This is a very good option since someone with a deep understanding of cricket would be able to beat the statistical models employed by various sites. Cricket is an unpredictable game and sometimes the computers that are analyzing the games on the spot are not able to fully gauge the little nuances. This is where you can get huge returns on the bets you place.
Live cricket betting is more commonly known as In-Play betting on online betting sites. There are a lot of things that you can bet on such as the score of current batsmen, team score, score after a specific number of overs and mode of dismissal. In-Play betting can be considered as the most beneficial for cricket aficionados since you are able to take a calculated choice after finding out how the pitch is behaving and how the team is playing. Another advantage is that you also get more markets to bet on as compared to before the match. This means you will be able to place a bet on something that you are more comfortable with.
The bookmaker normally tends to change the odds as the match progresses, so the odds may go lower or higher as the match continues. Now, you may think that this gives you an advantage with respect to match betting before the start of the match. The thing is that you would be able to better predict the final outcome or player performance better than any statistical model. Let us say you have a favorite to win the match, but the odds are lower at the start of the match. Let the match begin and wait for the odds go up during the match which is often the case in almost every match. Hence, you can still earn more by placing the same bet that you would have placed before the match.
It is important to do your homework well on the teams that are playing. You should know the ability of the players so that you can make positive expected value bets on the live cricket betting markets. Let us say there is a top batsman but it is not in form currently, then it is probably better to see how he is doing in the match. If he is still struggling then you can place a bet on him to score less.
The good part about live betting (and betting in general) is that you do not have to bet if you are not sure if it will be a good bet or not. You can always sit on the fence and wait for the next opportunity, there will always be a cricket match to bet on.
Terry Lane - Sunday 23.06.13, 07:22am
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Terry Lane - Monday 26.11.12, 21:04pm
So, Kevin Pietersen is back in the squad; no doubt the England selection committee believe that we can’t do without him, but is that the right decision? After all that he did in the summer, sending texts to members of the South African team criticising England captain Andrew Strauss – and suggesting to them ways in which they could bowl him out – was a despicable act. Surely England should expect loyalty in the face of the enemy; in war he would have been shot for carrying out such a treasonable act.
Are they certain that, given the right circumstances, he wouldn’t do the same thing again? He has shown that he is not a team player, and you can’t win consistently unless you are pulling together as a team. No man is an island – that is unless you are Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff – but that is another story; he wasn’t just a great player, he was a great team player and a great motivator and mentor.
Andrew Strauss was one of the best captains that England has ever had. His form might have suffered of late, but he knew what it took to put a team together and how to keep it motivated. Under his leadership England became the number one team in the world; now that he has gone, and Pietersen certainly played a part in his going, there is a strong possibility that England will go down.
The problem with touring India is that gambling at a real or online casino is against the law across most of the country and it is punishable by up to three months in an Indian prison; not a pleasant prospect, and we know how much our cricketers enjoy a little gambling and are quite adept at casino games. Despite this ban it is estimated that 40% of people who use the internet in India visit gambling sites of one kind or another and they can use for example Canadian online casino sites instead. Their primary form of gambling is sports betting on cricket and horseracing, though Indians also enjoy lottery games, which is good, as many Canadian online casinos offer them.
Gambling is allowed in Goa and Sikkim which have 12 and 1 casinos respectively. Sikkim has applied for a number of licences for online casinos, but so far its applications have been rejected.
Vic Templar - Thursday 12.04.12, 07:08am
Gosh, is it really a year since the last one? The new cricket season waits before us, to borrow radio genius Danny Baker’s delicious aphorism, like a great big shoe with its lights on. It’s quite probably my age, but the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack is surely coming round quicker every year. At least that’s how it feels.
It’s the first under the editorship of Lawrence Booth, the youngest editor of the Wisden Almanack for 72 years. I’m pleased to report its very much business as usual. No boats have been rocked, it still looks, feels and reads very much like a Wisden should. He tackles the weighty issues affecting (the future of) the game – Twenty20, India and the IPL, the jailing of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, the World Cup and Test cricket. However, he has also introduced two competitions (see page 25), one of which offers a lucky reader/writer the chance to have his or her work published in next year’s Almanack, which will be the 150th.
The big news is always the Five Cricketers of the Year. Yes, the selection of Alastair Cook was a no-brainer, but what had he done, or not done, to escape the accolade thus far, a full six years since his debut ton in India? Likewise, Kumar Sangakkara, a run-glutton for Sri Lanka for the past dozen years, who was also named The Leading Cricketer in the World, 2011. Tim Bresnan, a cricketer who is showing every promise of rising above the rank of doughty yeoman into something approaching the new Flinto… Let’s just say he’s turning into a pretty useful Test all-rounder. Completing the quintet are County Champions Lancashire and Worcestershire stalwarts respectively Glen Chapple and Alan Richardson.
A mighty two hundred plus pages are devoted to absorbing essays, reviews and comment before we get on to the nuts and bolts of stats covering every game of note from the past year with records being broken or updated from across the game’s rich history.
It’s not for me to tell you what to read in a Wisden Almanack, it’s for you to delve in as your whim takes you. What gives greatest delight, for me, is that nothing escapes its attention, however obscure or arcane. I chanced across a category titled ‘I might as well not have bothered’, subtitled ‘Players in English first-class cricket who top-scored in both innings, took ten wickets and lost.’ Take a bow, Warwickshire’s C.R.Woakes, the tenth player to do so, the first being W.G. Grace back in 1869, whose 64 and 23* plus 7-20 and 3-103 could not prevent Hampshire defeating him, and his obviously hapless team mates, by 209 runs in August.
Finally, I wouldn’t normally scour the stats of the Aussie domestic game but my Wisden fell open, like a wizard’s book of spells, at just the right page. May I draw English and Australian eyes to page 884 – Australia First-Class Batting Averages, 2010-11. Places 1 to 3 are occupied by Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, all of whom play for the England XI. An Aussie (Queensland’s James Hopes) sneaks in at 4, before Andrew Strauss, also of the England XI stands at number 5. Yes, Sir Donald Bradman, Mark Taylor, Dennis Lillee, Steve Waugh, Alan Border, Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting, we haven’t forgotten, your boys took one hell of a beating.
Well done, Lawrence Booth and all his merrie contributors.