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Mastering the Game: Top 7 Strategies for Winning at Cricket Betting

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Cricket is one of the massively followed sports in the world, especially in India as millions love it thanks to the kind of players the country has witnessed.

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is one of the massively followed sports in the world, especially in India as millions love it thanks to the kind of players the country has witnessed. Over the years, the sport has changed with its different formats that has kept the fans hooked to their seats. At the same time, cricket betting in India has grown massively which keeps the fans engaged and connected to the game as well.

If you are a beginner or an experienced person in , every time, you have to consider a few factors before indulging in betting. In this article, we will just guide you with the top strategies that can help you win big at cricket betting.

1. Understand the Formats

Knowing the sport thoroughly is very important when it comes to cricket. Cricket is majorly played in three formats – T20I, ODI and Tests. Though certain T10 matches are also going on, the legitimacy of the tournament is also important. International cricket is played only in three aforementioned formats.

When it comes to T20Is, it is risky, but winnings can be big. ODI needs a bit more planning to make a bet while in Test cricket, like a player, even the bettor needs to have patience and an understanding of the game to win big.

2. Analyze Team and Player Performance

Now this is a very important factor while betting. You should know the team and the players you are betting on thoroughly. It is crucial to dive into team statistics, player performance, and team performance in specific conditions. Moreover, the recent form of a team and players also has to be taken into consideration.

Analyzing all this massive information will definitely keep you in a good place when it comes to making predictions and also increase your chances of winning in cricket betting.

3. In-Play Betting

In-Play betting is also known as live betting which starts when a particular cricket match has started, and it goes on up to its conclusion. The benefit of in-play betting is that after all the research and understanding of stats along with conditions, you can just watch the action in the middle before deciding on whom and for what to bet on. With different kinds of betting markets, live betting is considered one of the most interactive experiences for bettors. By understanding the momentum shifts in the game, you can increase your chances of winning in in-play betting.

4. Research and Stay Informed

Research paves the way for success when it comes to cricket betting. It is very important for you to take into account the match ups, player form, injury updates, captaincy change and how a recent development can impact the outcome of the match. Staying updated to the recent news or information related to the player and the team will hold you in good stead before putting your bet on them.

Suppose a player is coming back after a long injury layoff. In that case, you will have to understand how much to back him as generally, a cricketer is rusty at least to start off with bat or even the ball. So it is better to make informed decisions before betting.

5. Shop for Odds

It is essential to familiarize yourself with different and popular betting markets and different sportsbooks that offer cricket betting odds. You might come across a sportsbook that offers higher odds for the same market.

Apart from in-play betting, there are a lot of different kinds of odds already open even before the match starts under the option that shows cricket betting odds for upcoming matches. Different markets like highest opening partnership, top-scorer of the innings, match winner etc will help you identify the value bets and exploit the kind of market nobody else ever could.

But for this to happen, you have to keep your favouritism aside and spend a little more time analysing and understanding the markets and the sportsbooks.

6. Use Data and Analytics

Data and Analytics play a huge role these days on the field and most captains also use it in order to get a player out. In the same way, the same data and analytics can be put into use while betting on matches where enough information and stats are available. However, keeping your emotions aside is very important in this case, and even if he/she is your favourite, they shouldn't influence your decision or pre-planned betting strategies.

In betting, making decisions on gut feelings and personal biases can lead to massive losses. So make informed decisions using all the data and analytics available to you in the market.

7. Psychological Factors

It is very important to understand the psychology of betting especially when it comes to cricket as we are not just spectators but also participants. For a bettor, it is crucial that he/she is not overconfident as it can lead to the player taking excessive risks resulting in huge losses. Apart from that, personal bias, excitement, fear and regret, and emotional control are some of the factors that should be taken into consideration in betting.


If you follow all the above strategies and most importantly, play with control, you are certain to make a majority of good bets in cricket. The cricket enthusiasts have a lot of action in store with the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Cricket World Cup in the T20 format coming up. So, use the above strategies, be cautious and play safe.

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