Cricket

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in India. Moreover, it’s considered a second religion to some. Over the past few years cricket betting has increased a lot, mainly due to increases smartphone usage.

Here you can find an online guide to cricket betting as well as coverage of global cricket match series, leagues and tournaments. We will also post weekly betting tips.

What is Cricket?

England’s national game is more popular the world over than it is in England. The game gained international popularity with the expansion of the British Empire expanding in Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, West Indies, Kenya, and the list goes on.

There are basically two teams playing. The field is a large oval of grass of 30 yards with the pitch inside the ground. This is the battlefield for this war of skills. One batting team has 2 batsmen playing at one time and the other team has 11 fielders trying to prevent the other team from scoring runs.

Rules of the Game

Batting Rules

Runs are scored by hitting the ball as far as possible and/or running between the wickets. If the bouncing ball crosses the 30 meters boundary it is considered a 4-run score. If the ball flies over the boundary without a bounce it is a 6-run score. The batsman must make sure the wicket is not hit by the oncoming ball.

Fielding Rules

Rules that cause a batsman to get out and a new batman to enter the game:

– Bat misses the ball and the ball hits the wicket: bowled out.
– Leg before wicket (LBW) is called when the batsman’s pad illegally protects the wicket from being hit by the ball.
– Fielder catches the ball before it bounces or leaves the field.
– The fielding team hits the wicket with the ball while batsmen are running between the wickets. This is called a run out.

A new batsman takes the place of the one that got out and so on until all the 10 wickets are taken or the allocated number of overs are finished. Both teams exchange functions and the fielding team now bats in an attempt to beat the scores of the earlier team. The team with the highest scores wins.