For many cricket lovers, there is no better way to make a match more exciting and engaging than by having a little bet on it. But what are the best sites and apps to bet with? To answer this question we bring you the best cricket betting apps!
Below you will find a list of our top 5 apps available, all of which allow for betting on a variety of different international and county matches across a multitude of markets including match result, top run-scorers, top wicket-takers and even runs in a particular over.
Cricket Betting Apps
Amongst the apps listed here, the bet365 app marks itself out for a couple of key reasons in our opinion. Firstly, the user-friendly interface includes a huge array of different betting options in terms of market type and tournaments/events, which are available to the customer by virtue of just a couple of clicks.
We were impressed with the level of choice here and found that we were able to bet on the following markets
- To win the match
- To win the toss
- Match handicaps
- Top team batsman
- Most runs by batsman
- Top team bowler
- Man of the match
- Match sixes
- Total match sixes
- Most run outs
- 1st Over total runs
- Race to 10 runs
- Player performance
- Team to make highest first 6 overs score
- 1st Wicket method
- Fall of first wicket
- Highest opening partnership
- A fifty to be scored in the match
- A hundred to be scored in the match
- Outright series winner
We also loved that bet365 has recently added cricket to their live streaming service (Geo-restrictions apply), so we could watch the action live straight from our mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. All we needed was a funded account or to have a placed a bet within the last 24 hours with bet365 and various cricket fixtures became available to us to bet and watch (from within the UK).
No 2 – Paddy Power app
As well as this, what set this app apart from the lower ranked best cricket betting apps are the occasional special offers which the app provides related to specific events. For example, during the World T20 tournament, the app offered a money back if a match went to the final ball.
No 3 – Betfair app
- Test matches
- International Twenty20 matches
- The Ashes,
- The ICC Cricket World cup
Plus many, many more cricket competitions.
The only downfall to the Betfair app is that there are a lot of areas where this app is unavailable. If you can access the app we would recommend it.
Here’s what you’ll find on the app
- Live scores – Once a match starts you’ll get all the ball by ball stats covering the scores, overs players etc.
- Key match information – In the build-up you’ll see pre-match interviews and team news, injury updates and weather for the match.
- Live audio commentary – If you’d rather not read text coverage you can listen to live commentary on selected games in English and other languages where available.
The thing we really liked about the ESPNcricinfo app was the ability to set your favourite teams to follow. This tailors the app to your personal choices and pulls up the information you really want to see first.
It also has all the quality features you would expect with the latest cricket news and interviews alongside live push scores.
The only downside to the app is the adverts which can be a little annoying and there is no premium or ad-free option that we would prefer to see.
IPL Official App
The app has loads of features on top of the usual scores and news, you can also buy tickets for the matches on the app.
Think you know the best players for each game? Then try your luck in the IPL fantasy section. Pick your players and score points based on how they perform and compete against other players around the world to see how good your knowledge is.
There’s ball by ball commentary and comes with its own fantasy section known as as ‘Cricingif Play’. They are also highlights and clip sponsors for the Pakistan Super League.
Here’s our guide to Cricket betting!
Match result/ winner – The standard market of who will win the match or if it will be a draw. These can be combined as in multiple bets or accumulators.
1st wicket method betting – How will the first batsman fall? Select from
- Run Out
- Others (this is usually 100/1 plus and would need to be a very strange event like the player knocking the ball away from the stumps with their hand).
A fifty scored in the match? This is one more for the 20/20 games and is a yes/ no betting event. To win you need 1 player from either team to get a 50. As soon as that happens your bet should settle and your winning be paid out.
A hundred scored in the match – As above for any player to get a century.
Over under betting markets – We’ve covered all the markets in here as there’s a few of them. In simple terms, the bookmaker sets a number of runs and you bet if the team will go over or under that amount.
Over/ under cricket betting markets available
- Total Match Runs
- Individual Teams
- 1st/ 2nd innings
- Highest individual score
Top bowler for each team – Who will be the top performing bowler on the team? The odds will be shorter for the most likely bowlers.
Most runouts – Which team will have the most run outs in a match or will it be a tie.
Highest team first 6 overs (T20) – Who will get the most runs at the end of the first 6 overs.
Highest opening partnership – Who will score the most runs before the first wicket falls. This is on a team basis rather than an individual and there is an option for a tie.
Man of the match – Who will win the Man of the Match prize, mainly open for T20 betting and other major events and tournaments.
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