Chapter 2: Biggest cricket betting events

Before betting on rugby union, it’s important to have a strong understanding of the rules of the game, and what impact they might have on your betting.

ICC Cricket World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup takes place every 4 years and is arguably the most notable cricket event.

The tournament attracts the best cricket team sand players from around the world, as well as the highest viewing and betting figures.

Theres 45 games in the group stages alone, with the top 4 teams then progressing to a knockout semi-final.  The Cricket World Cup offers plenty of entertainment and betting opportunities for fans.

The Ashes

The Ashes pits two cricket heavy weights against each other. England and Australia face off every 2 years to compete for the title.

Ashes tournaments are normally highly emotional games between 2 very competitive sides. Before having a bet consider which team will be able to keep their heads best, and who may let the occasion get to them.

T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup cricket brings fans shorter, faster paced games. The T20 World Cup is typically referred to as the most entertaining event in the cricket calendar.

Shorter game formats and rapid scoring runs have transformed the sport of cricket. If you like the idea of cricket but are put off by the traditional match formats then give the T20 World Cup a watch.

The format will have an impact on your bets too. T20 cricket is also typically played on more batter friendly wickets, allowing for a higher number of 4s and 6s.

The Hundred

Launched in the summer of 2020, The Hundred is looking to further revolutionise the game of cricket.

8 teams across 7 English cities will compete for victories. However, each team will only bat and bowl 100 balls. No more.

This is looking to further the shift made by the T20 format and continue offering fans high paced, action packed cricket.

Read Chapter 3

Now that you understand the biggest events in cricket, take a look at the variety of betting markets available to bet on.

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