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- Match winner
- Series result
- Highest run scorer (for England and the opposition)
- Most wickets (for England and the opposition)
- Highest opening partnership
- Which side will take a first innings lead
Betting in cricket
Cricket wasn’t created for betting, but historically, it has thrived because of it. Even in the 17th Century cricket matches in England were played for high stakes and it is thought that the strength of many early county teams was as a direct result of the influence of wealthy benefactors who wanted to ensure a sure thing. Bookmakers would line the stands at cricket matches, taking bets in these days.
In modern times, Cricket Betting is still common and allegations about ‘match fixing’ have at times threatened the integrity of the game. Match fixing is often misunderstood as the name seems to suggest that players will deliberately lose matches for money. In fact, it revolves more around spread betting.
Spread betting is a particular type of betting that’s uniquely well-suited to cricket. Rather than bet on a specific outcome, such as an England win, you instead bet on how many runs a player will score. You make more money the closer you are and can lose money if you’re out by some distance. Spread bets are placed on all aspects of cricket, such as first innings scores, batsmen’s contributions and even the number of wides in an innings.