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cricket betting termsA glossary of cricket terms

  Cricket, more than most sports, is full of expressions and terms designed to bewilder the newcomer (and often even the more seasoned follower). In an attempt to unravel some of the stranger terminology, we have put together a cricket glossary. If we are missing anything – and cricket commentators have an annoying habit of inventing new words and phrases – please email us and we will see if we can help.Arm Ball A ball bowled by a slow bowler which has no spin on it and so does not turn as expected but which stays on a straight line (“goes on with the arm”)The Ashes Series between England and Australia are played for The Ashes (click here for more information)Asking rate – The runs required per over for a team to win – mostly relevant in a one-dayerBall Red for first-class and most club cricket, white for one-day matches (and, experimentally, women once used blue balls and men orange ones). It weighs 5.5 ounces ( 5 ounces for women’s cricket and 4.75 ounces for junior cricket)Ball Tampering The illegal action of changing the condition of the ball by artificial means, usually scuffing the surface, picking or lifting the seam of the ball, or applying substances other than sweat or salivaBat-Pad A fielding position close to the batsman designed to catch balls which pop up off the bat, often via the batsman’s padsBatter Another word for batsman, first used as long ago as 1773. Also something you fry fish inBeamer A ball that does not bounce (usually accidently) and passes the batsman at or about head height. If aimed straight at the batsman by a fast bowler, this is a very dangerous delivery (and generally frowned on)Bend your back – The term used to signify the extra effort put in by a fast bowler to obtain some assistance from a flat pitchBelter A pitch which offers little help to bowlers and so heavily favours batsmenBlob A score of 0 (see duck)Bodyline (also known as leg theory) A tactic most infamously used by England in 1932-33, although one which had been around for some time before that, in which the bowler aimed at the batsman rather than the wicket with the aim of making him give a catch while attempting to defend himself. The fielding side were packed on the leg side to take catches which resulted. This is now illegal. Click here for more.Bosie An Australian term for a googly, now rarely used. Originated from the inventor of the delivery, BJT BosanquetBouncer A short-pitched ball which passes the batsman at chest or head heightBoundary The perimeter of a cricket field, or the act of the batsman scoring a four or a six (eg “Tendulkar hammered three boundaries”)Box An abdominal protector worn by batsmen and wicketkeepers. It is also an old term for a fielder in the gully region.Bump Ball A ball which is played off the bat almost instantly into the ground and is caught by a fielder. Often this has the appearance of being a clean catchBumper See Bouncer.Bunny Also known as Rabbit. A member of the side who cannot bat and is selected as a specialist bowler or wicketkeeper, and who almost always bats at No. 11. It can also be used to describe a player who often gets out to one bowler – “Atherton was McGrath’s bunny”Bunsen A term used by commentators to describe a pitch heavily favouring slow bowlers. From Cockney rhyming slang (Bunsen Burner = turner).Bye A run scored when the batsman does not touch the ball with either his bat or body. First recorded in the 1770s.Carry your bat an opening batsman who remains not out at the end of a completed innings (ie when all his team-mates are out)Charge, giving the When a batsman leaves his crease to attack the ball, usually against a slow bowler. By doing this he can convert a good-length ball into a half-volleyChest-on Used to describe a bowler who delivers the ball with his chest facing the batsman, as opposed to being side onChinaman A ball bowled by a left-arm slow bowler that turns into the right-hand batsman, in effect a left-arm legspinner. Named after Puss AchongChin music Fast bowlers aiming the ball at the batsman’s head. The term originated in the CaribbeanChucker Another term for a bowler who throws the ballClosing the face Turning the face of the bat inwards and, in doing so, hitting the ball to the leg sideCorridor of uncertainty A term beloved by commentators which describes an area just outside the batsman’s off stump where he is unsure whether he has to leave or play the ballCow corner An unconventional fielding position, more commonly found in the lower reaches of the game, on the midwicket/long-on boundary. The term is thought to have originated at Dulwich College where there was the corner of a field containing livestock on that edge of the playing area. Fielders were dispatched to the “cow corner”Cricket Max A shortened version of the game with unconventional scoring systems pioneered by Martin Crowe in New Zealand in the late 1990s.Cross bat A cross-batted shot is where the batsman holds his bat horizontally when striking the ball. Examples of cross-batted shots include hooks, pulls and cutsDead ball A ball from which no runs can be scored or wickets taken. First referred to in 1798Declaration When the batting side ends their innings before all of their players are outDibbly-dobbly bowlers – Bowlers who are of medium pace, and are effective in the one-day scenario in choking the runs. New Zealand had a famous quartet – Rod Latham, Gavin Larsen, Chris Harris and Nathan Astle – during the 1992 World CupDolly An easy catchDoosra A Hindi/Urdu word which means “second” or “other”, the doosra is the offspinner’s version of the googly, delivered out of the back of the hand and turning away from the right-hand batsmanDrifter/ Floater – A delivery bowled by an offspinner which curves away from a right-hander, and then carries straight on instead of turningDuck A score of 0 (also known as Blob)Duckworth Lewis Named after Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis, two mathematicians who devised a system to help decide one-day cricket matches when rain interrupts play. Click here for more information.Economy rate The average number of runs a bowler concedes per overExtras Runs not scored by batsmen. There are four common extras – byes, leg byes, wides and no-balls. In Australia these are known as sundriesFeatherbed A batsmen-friendly pitch with little life for the bowlers. Often found in AntiguaFlipper A variation for the legspinner that appears to be pitching short but the ball skids on quickly and often results in bowled or lbw. It is a delivery that is used sparinglyFull toss A ball that reaches the batsmen without bouncing. Above waist height it becomes a beamerGardening – The act of the batsman repairing indentations in the pitch, made by the ball or studs, with his bat. More likely to happen when a ball has just whistled past his nose or scooted by his ankleGood length – The ideal length that the bowler aims for, getting the batsman in two minds as whether to play forwards or backGoogly – The legspinner’s variation that turns into the right-hander and away from the left-handerGrubber – A ball that hardly bounces – see also shooterHalf volley – A ball that is the perfect length for driving, fuller than a good length but not a full-tossHandled the ball – If the batsmen deliberately touches the ball with his hands he can be given out. Michael Vaughan fell victim to this in India on 2002-03 tour in BangaloreHawk-Eye – A tracking technology which helps to explain the intricacies of the sport, Hawk-Eye can be helpful in judging LBWs. At the moment it is used mainly for arm-chair umpiring, although one day it may be used in an official capacityHeavy ball – When a delivery is quicker than it looks and hits the bat harder or higher than is expectedHit the ball twice – If a batsmen deliberately strikes the ball twice to gain runs he can be given out. However, the batsman can knock the ball away from his stumps with the batHit the deck – The bowler’s ability to deliver the ball from height and extract extra bounce from the pitchHoick – Same as slog, but most used for on-side shotsIn-ducker – An inswinging delivery that moves into the batsman very late. Wasim Akram produced deadly versions with the older ballInside out, turning the batsman – A batsman aims to leg but the ball goes past the off and he is forced to play the ball open-chestedInside-out shot – A stroke where the batsman moves towards the leg side and hits a ball around leg stump into the off sideJaffa – A delivery that is too good for the batsman, and leaves him groping hopelessly at thin air or (as the bowler will hope) dismisses himKing pair – Hardly worth turning up if you get one of these … out first ball for zero in both inningsKolpak An EU ruling which has led to English county cricket being flooded with players ineligible for England but not classified as overseas players. Click here for a more detailed explanation.Leading edge – When the batsman mis-hits the ball and edges it forward in the opposite direction to which he was attempting to playLeg-Before Wicket (LBW) – One of the game’s more complex rules, but at its simplest … you cannot be out if the ball pitched outside the line of leg stump; you cannot be out if the ball hits you outside the line of off stump unless you are offering no stroke. Aside from that, if it hits you in line, the only decision the umpire has to make is whether the ball is going on to hit the stumps.Leg-bye – When the ball deflects off the pad and the batsmen run. A shot must be offered to the ball. Leg-byes do not count against the bowlerLeg-break/spin – When the ball pitches and turns from leg to off for a right-handerLeg-cutter – A ball which cuts and moves away from the batsman towards the offside (if he is a righthander)Leg-side – The area of the pitch behind the batsman’s legsLeg theory See BodylineLength Where the ball pitches down the wicket. Lengths can be generally short, full or goodLifter – A ball that rises unexpectedlyLine – The line of attack the bowler employs when he is bowlingLollipop – A really easy ball to hit – a ‘gift’Long hop – a ball which pitches short, sits up and ‘begs’ to be hitLoop – The flight of the ballMaiden – An over where no runs that are attributable to the bowler are scored (byes or leg-byes may be scored in this over, though, as these don’t count against the bowler)Manhattan A bar graph of runs scored per over which resembles the Manhattan skyscrapers skylineMankad – A term popular mainly in indoor cricket – but also fairly popular in Australia for outdoor cricket. Mankad is when the bowler brings his arm round and, instead of releasing the ball, runs out the non-striker by whipping off the bails. This type of dismissal is rare – and usually a warning is given to the batsman beforehand. Named after Vinoo Mankad, who twice dismissed the Australian Bill Brown this wayMCC – The Marylebone Cricket Club, the spiritual home of cricket at Lord’s in St Johns Wood in London. For the greater period of cricket’s formal history, the MCC which was founded in 1787, was the autocratic arbiter in cricket matters. No law could be changed without its approval. And while the administration of the game world-wide has moved to the International Cricket Council, and to the England and Wales Cricket Board in Britain, the MCC is still regarded as the ultimate defender of the laws of the game, a type of Privy Council of cricket. For many years, English touring teams were known officially as the MCC but as the ‘great’ has ebbed away from Britain and its colonies, so the influence of the MCC has diminished. Also the initials of the Melbourne Cricket Club in Victoria.Middle – To hit the ball from the meat of the bat, “to middle it” is to connect really well. Middle is also the centre of the field, where the bulk of the action takes placeMilitary Medium – A slightly derogative term for a bowler who has no real paceMinefield – A difficult batting track. The pitch is in such a state of disrepair that it is almost impossible to play “proper” shots as the ball is popping up everywhereNelson – The English superstition that 111 and its multiples are unlucky. The sticks resemble 111, and is loosely connected with Lord Nelson’s physical attributes. Double Nelson is 222Nervous nineties – The psychological pressure on the batsman knowing he is approaching a centuryNet Run Rate – A system for separating sides who finish on level points in multi-team tournaments. Click here for more details.New ball – Can usually be taken every 80 overs. The advantage is to quick bowlers who have a shiny and bouncy ball, but conversely it can result in an increase in scoring rate as the ball comes off the bat fasterNick – A faint edge off the batNightwatchman A non-batsman promoted up the order towards the end of a day’s play with the idea of shielding a recognised batsman in the final oversNo-ball – An illegitimate delivery, usually when the bowler has overstepped on the front creaseNurdle – The batsman nudging the ball around and into gapsObstruction – When the batsman wilfully blocks or distracts a fielder to prevent a catch being made or a run-out being effectedOccupy the crease – When a batsman stays at the wicket but scores slowly, often with the intention of playing out for a drawOff-break/spin – A ball turning into the right hander- from off to leg (from left to right)Off-cutter – An offbreak delivered at speedOff the mark When the batsman scores his first runOff-side The side of the pitch which is to batsman’s right (if right-handed), or left (if left-handed)On-side The same as the leg-side.On the up – Making contact with the ball before it reaches the top of the bounce – hitting it on the rise. Viv Richards was a prominent exponent.Out – There are ten possible ways of being out: bowled, caught, hit wicket, lbw, stumped, timed out, handled the ball, obstruction, hit the ball twice, and run out. To be out “retired out” is gaining in currency and popularity and counts as a dismissal, unlike “retired hurt”Outside edge – When the ball hits the edge of the bat which is furthest away from his body.Outswing – When the ball swings away from the batsman and towards the slips.Paddle – A sweep shot.Pair – When a batsman gets a duck in both innings.Pinch-hitters – Lower-order batsmen promoted in the line-up to try and hit up a few quick runs. Used mostly when a team is chasing a huge total in a one-dayer – the thinking being that a few quick runs will reduce the asking rate; and if the pinch-hitter gets out, the specialist batsmen are still aroundPitch – The bounce of the ball – “it pitches on a good length”. Also, the cut strip in the centre of the field of play.Play on – When a batsman hits the ball but it goes on to hit the stumps and he is bowled.Plumb – When the batsman is clearly LBW, even at full speed, he is said to be plumb in front.Powerplay This was introduced by the ICC in 2005 to try to spruce up the middle overs of one-day internationals by enforcing the bowling side to take three blocks of overs in which they have to have extra fielders within the 30-yard circle. The first Powerplay is mandatory through the first ten overs of the innings, the second and third ones, of five overs each, can be taken at any other time. In rain-reduced matches the duration of the second and third Powerplays is reduced in proportion to the overall reduction.Pudding – A slow, stodgy pitch which will be difficult to score quickly on.Pull – a back-foot leg-side shot, distinct from the hook because the pull is played to a ball that hasn’t risen as high.Rabbit See BunnyReturn Crease Parallel white lines pointing down the pitch, either side of the stumps. A bowler’s back foot must land inside this area or else a no-ball will be called.Retire To postpone or end one’s innings, either voluntarily through boredom when you’re simply too good for the opposition, or involuntarily and in agony, when a nasty fast bowler has taken his pound of fleshReverse Sweep The epitome of the type of shot you will not find in the MCC coaching manual. This stroke is played by dropping to one knee and reversing one’s hands, so that you can swing the ball from leg to off, rather than the more natural off to leg. It is a handy stroke for beating conventional fields in a one-day game, but it has its drawbacks as well – just ask Mike GattingReverse Swing When the ball is 50 overs old and the pitch is as flat as a pancake, this phenomenon is often a bowling side’s saving grace. First mastered by the Pakistani quicks of the 1980s and 1990s, it involves sideways movement of the ball through the air that is contrary to your average everyday laws of physics. If it sounds like rocket science, that is because it isRip Big turn for a spin bowler, especially a legspinner, who can use the whole action of the wrist to impart maximum revolutions on the ball. Shane Warne, consequently, bowls a lot of “rippers”Ring Field A standard fielding arrangement, with men positioned in a circle all around the bat saving the singleRock Colloquial term for cricket ballRoll To flatten the playing surface with a heavy rolling device. At the end of an innings, the side about to start their innings will be offered the choice of a heavy or light rollerRoller A heavy rolling device designed to flatten the surface of the pitchRope Used to mark the perimeter of the field. If the ball crosses or hits the rope, a boundary will be signalledRough The area of a pitch that is scuffed up and loosened by the action of a bowler running through in his follow-through. Usually, this will be situated a foot or so outside leg stump, and consequently it becomes a tasty target for spin bowlers, who can exploit the extra turn to make life a misery for the batsmenRun-chase Generally the fourth innings of a first-class or Test match, and the latter stages of a one-day game, when the match situation has been reduced to a set figure for victory, in a set time or maximum number of oversRun-rate Of particular importance in a one-day game, this is the average number of runs scored per over, and is used as a guide to a team’s progress (see Duckworth Lewis)Run-up The preparatory strides taken by a bowler as they steady themselves for delivery. Also the area in which they perform said actionRunner A player who is called upon by a batsman who might otherwise need to retire hurt. He is required to wear the same padding and stands at square leg or the non-striker’s end to perform the duty of running between the wickets. Often the cause of endless confusion and inevitable run-outsSandshoe crusher Colloquial term for Yorker, a full-pitched delivery that is aimed at the batsman’s toes and usually hits them aswellSeam The ridge of stitching that holds the two halves of a ball together, and causes deviation off the pitch when the ball lands. Seam bowlers, as opposed to swing bowlers, rely on movement off the pitch, rather than through the airShoulder arms The description of when a batsman decides that rather than risk being dismissed from a ball he lifts the bat high above his shoulder to attempt to keep his bat and hands out of harm’s way.Shirtfront A flat, lifeless, soul-destroying wicket that is beloved of batsmen the world over, and loathed by bowlers of all varieties. For a prime example, see the Antigua Recreation GroundShooter See grubberSide onSitter The easiest, most innocuous and undroppable catch that a fielder can ever receive. To drop one of these is to invite a whole world of pain from the crowd and constant embarrassment from the giant replay screen (see dolly).Sledging Not the act of travelling downhill at speed on a toboggan, but the act of verbally abusing or unsettling a batsman, in an attempt to make him lose concentration and give his wicket away. Often offensive, occasionally amusing, always a topic of conversationSlog – Used to describe a shot which is not in the coaching bookSlogger – Exponent of the slogSlog-sweep – A heave to the leg side, played like the sweep, but a lofted shotSlower ball Like naff plastic wristbands, these are the must-have accessory of the modern international bowler. The idea is to deliver a pace of significantly reduced pace, while at the same time turning your arm over at the same speed so as to deceive the batsman. This change of pace can be achieved by a change of grip, or a late tweak of the wrist. The best exponents – Courtney Walsh, Chris Cairns – are lethal. The worst – no names mentioned – tend to be smacked clean over cow corner for sixStanding back/standing up Where a wicketkeeper positions himself for a particular bowler. He stands back for fast bowlers, and stands up for spinnersStock ball A bowler’s regular delivery, minimum risk, little chance of runs or wickets. To get away with a slower ball, they need a stock ball to lull the batsman into a false sense of securityStonewall To protect one’s wicket at all costs, putting defence above all other virtues. See Jacques Kallis. Also a gay pride organisationStrike rate The number of runs a batsman scores per 100 balls; the number of deliveries a bowler needs to take his wicketsSundries Australian word for extrasSupersub A short-lived experminent in 2005 by the ICC to try to spruce up one-day internationals. It allowed teams to replace on player during a game, but the reality was it heavily favoured the side batting first and was quickly dropped.Swing A ball that curves through the air, as opposed to off the seam. See also, reverse swingTailender Players who come in towards the end of an innings, generally Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 11, who are not noted for their batting prowess (although ideally they can bowl a bit by way of compensation)Teapot (or double-teapot) A gesticulation beloved of fast bowlers, particularly the grumpier sort, such as Glenn McGrath and Angus Fraser. Involves having both hands on hips at the same time, usually in reaction to a dropped catch, edged boundary or general misfieldThrowing To deliver the ball with a arm that flexes at the elbow at point of delivery, thereby enabling extra spin to be imparted for a slow bowler, or extra pace for a quick bowler. A topic of endless debateTon A century (100 runs by a single batsman in one innings)Tonk To give the ball a good wallop, onomatopoeically named after the sound a good hit makes. See also twat, biff, thwack, belt, spank and leatherTrack The pitchTrundler Slow, laborious type of bowler who thinks he’s quick, once was quick, or is simply old, fat and unfit and needs to be put out to pasture. See military mediumTwelfth man A substitute fielder (and drinks waiter) for the chosen eleven. If called upon to play, he is permitted to field wherever he is needed, but can neither bat nor bowlTwo-paced A wicket that is beginning to break up, usually after three or four days of a Test match, and so produces some deliveries that leap off a length, and others that sneak through at shin-heightUncovered pitches Pitches that were left open to the elements for the duration of a match, and so developed a variety of characteristics. The failings of a generation of English batsmen were attributed to the decision, in the 1970s, to bring on the covers at the slightest hint of rainV – in the The arc between mid-off and mid-on in which batsmen who play straight (in accordance with the MCC Coaching Manual) tend to score the majority of their runs. Modern aggressive players, such as Virender Sehwag, tend to prefer the V between point and third manWagon-wheel A circular graph or line-drawing depicting the region in which a batsman has scored his runsWalk (To) The improbable act of a batsman giving himself out, without waiting for an umpire’s decision. Adam Gilchrist, famously, did this against Sri Lanka in the semi-final of the 2003 World Cup. Mike Atherton, equally famously, did not at Trent Bridge in 1998, en route to a matchwinning 98 not out against South AfricaWicket One of those ubiquitous words that is central to the game of cricket. The word can be used to describe the 22 yards between the stumps, the stumps collectively (bails included), the act of hitting these stumps and so dismissing the batsman, and perversely, the act of not being out (Gayle and Sarwan added 257 for the second wicket). Plus any other use you care to think ofWide A delivery that pitches too far away from the batsman and so proves impossible to score off. The umpire will single this by stretching his arms out horizontally, an extra will be added to the total and the ball will be bowled againWrist spin The version of spin bowling in which the revolutions on the ball are imparted via a flick of the wrist, rather than a tweak of the fingers. As a general rule, a right-arm wristspinner’s action turns the ball from leg to off (legspin) while a left-armer turns it from off to leg (see chinaman)Wrong ‘un Australian term for a googly – a legspinner’s delivery that turns in the opposite direction, ie from off to legYips A mental affliction that affects many sportsmen, particularly golfers and spin bowlers. It is a mindblock that can cause a player to forget the basics of his game, and in the most serious cases can force that player into early retirementYorker A full-pitched delivery that is aimed at the batsman’s toes and/or the base of the stumps. If the ball is swinging, these can be the most lethal delivery in the game, as perfected by Waqar Younis in his pompZooter A spin bowling variation, first devised by Shane Warne. This is a delivery that snakes out of the hand with little or no spin imparted, and so deceives through its very ordinariness. Some question whether the delivery has ever existed, for it could be another of Warne’s mindgames to keep his opponents on their toes

cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary – Terms To Know Before You Bet on Cricket Online

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  a. 1st Over Total Runs

  This is a bet where the bettor has to speculate whether the runs in the 1st run will be “under” or “over” i.e., Under 6.5 Runs (0-6 runs), or Over 6.5 Runs (7 runs or more) the specified limit by the betting provider.

  b. 1st Wicket Method

  This is a bet where punters predict the method in which the 1st wicket in a game will be taken. In such bets, there are six different options.

  They are, Caught, Bowled, LBW, Run Out, Stumped, and Others. Among all these, Caught is the most common followed by Bowled and LBW (Leg Before Wicket).

  c. Absent Hurt

  In case, if a batman leaves the cricket field while betting they will be noted as Retired Hurt in the scorecard.

  Similarly, if the batsman cannot make it to the crease at all, they will be as marked as Absent Hurt.

  d. A Fifty or a Hundred to be scored in 1st Innings

  There are two different types of betting markets i.e., Yes and No where punters can place their bet on.

  This form of betting is mostly offered for the longest version of cricket matches like, Test matches and it is basically based on the number of runs in the first innings.

  e. A Fifty or a Hundred to be scored in Match

  Similarly, to the first one, such bets also offer two betting markets. Furthermore, it will consist of the whole match into consideration.

  In such bets, a number of 50s and 100s plays a vital role and it is found mostly in T20 matches.

  f. All – Out

  In cricket betting, if a batting side loses all ten of their wickets, they are known as ‘All Out’.

  g. All-Rounder

  A player is uniformly active effective as a batsman and a bowler is considered as an ‘all-rounder’.

  h. Arm ball

  It is a spinner’s delivery that doesn’t turn.

  i. Away Swing

  If the ball delivery is away swing from batter when it leaves a bowler’s hand, then it is known as away swing.

  j. Batsman Matches

  A market in which both the batsman and bookmaker predict and b=placed their bet on one they will be likely to win the competition.

  The person with the highest total number of runs scored throughout the match is the winner of the duel.

  k. Dead Heat

  A dead heat is applied to the situation where there is more than one winner in the match. Sports bookies apply the dead heat rules if a betting market is tied with no clear winner.

  l. Draw No Bet

  A market where there is the possibility of a draw. There are two possible outcomes in such type of betting market either, Team A or Team B.

  m. Futures

  Futures in cricket betting is offered in those sports events that will take place in the upcoming future.

  For instance, betting on the results and winners of future matches of IPL, T20, the World Cup, and others.

  n. Googly

  It is a delivery in cricket that is specific to leg spinners.

  o. Hedging

  Hedging in sports betting is wagering on the opposite side. It is done by bettors to minimize their losses if the original bet is lost.

  p. Lock

  A lock is when a wager is guaranteed to be an easy and quick winner.

  q. Man of the Match

  It is the player who performs the best throughout the match.

  r. Most Match Sixes

  This is a bet on which players predict the team who is likely to hit more sixes throughout the match.

  s. Most Run-outs

  The team which makes the most run-outs in the game.

  t. Over/Under

  This market involves a total of runs/points/goals scored by the teams throughout the match.

  Bookies often provide the list of a number of lines and punters need to wager on stake cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary – Terms To Know Before You Bet on Cricket Online to Over or Under that line.

  u. Point spread

  A point spread is also known as a winning margin in which players have t choose and wager on the team likely to beat their opponent based on strength.

  v. Series Score

  Betting the on the correct score in a single series.

  w. To Win the Match

  This is the betting where bettors wager on the team they think will win the game.

  x. To Win the Toss

  Betting on the team that is most likely to win the toss either A or B before the game begins.

  y. To Win Outright

  Betting on the winner of the competition in more than one match like ICC Champions Trophy, Test Series, The World Cup, The Pakistan Super League, and others.

  z. Top Match Batsman

  Betting on batsmen with the most runs in a match. In this bet, both teams’ batsmen are considered.

  aa. Top Team Batsman

  Betting on the highest-scoring batsman from an individual team.

  bb. Underdog

  In cricket, the betting underdog is referred to the team or individual who is expected to lose the match.

  cc. Value

  Value means getting the best odds on a certain bet.

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  There are basically three official formats of international cricket (ICC) i.e., Test Matches, 50 Over Internationals (ODIs), and T20 Internationals.

Twelve nations can participate in Test cricket.  They are India, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, England, Ireland, and Afghanistan.

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cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary

  We have created this handy cricket betting glossary so that you can understand all the key betting terms when it comes to wagering on cricket. It’s important to know all the phrases and betting jargon in order to place informed bets.


  You can sometimes place a cricket accumulator bet. This is where a customer chooses more than one selection and puts them in a cricket betting multiple. The odds combine together for a bigger payout.


  Antepost betting is where you are betting on an outright market ahead of a tournament starting. For example, you might bet on a team to win the World Cup or a batsman to score the most runs.


  This is the act of staking money on a particular selection with a bookmaker. You choose the odds that you like and then the amount you want to stake.


  A bookie is a term for a bookmaker and in our case is effectively an online betting site which is licensed to accept bets from registered customers. The term bookie and bookmaker comes from the original concept of keeping a book of bets around a live event.


  A bookmaker is another term for a gambling company, on this site we use the term to reference an online betting site. There are many cricket bookmakers who accept bets from Indian customers and they’re featured at

  Cash Out

  There are many cricket betting markets where you can enjoy Cash Out on your bets. After placing the bet, there will be a Cash Out amount and this value can rise or fall in accordance with the probability of your bet winning.

  Decimal Odds

  Cricket betting odds can be shown in this way. For example, a cricket team could be 3.00 which means a ?100 bet would create a total return of ?300 (?200 profit plus ?100 stake).

  Dismissal Method

  You can often bet on how a batter will be dismissed. This betting market might allow you to choose from a wide range of options or simply bet on “caught” or “not caught”.

  Draw No Bet

  When betting on a Test Match winner, there’s sometimes the option to bet on this market. It means that you have the insurance of money back if the game is a draw.

  Each-Way Bet

  Sometimes available for the outright markets, an each-way cricket bet means you can bet on the winner of a tournament and get paid out if the team finishes runner-up instead.


  When it comes to every betting market, there is a selection that is trading at the shortest odds and that automatically gets referred to as the favourite.

  Fractional Odds

  The way in which betting odds can be displayed. For example, a cricket team could be 2/1 which means a ?100 bet would make a profit of ?200.

  Handicap Betting

  You can often find cricket handicap betting markets, especially for One Day International games. It allows you to back a short-priced favourite to win by a certain margin or alternatively the outsider to outperform their match odds.

  In-Play Betting

  In-Play betting markets are available when a cricket match has started. This applies to all formats of the game and the bookmakers will change their odds according to the current score and the probability of each outcome happening.

  Indian Premier League

  The leading Twenty20 competition in India, with ten franchises competing every year in the IPL and there are some major stars who compete for each team.

  Live Streaming

  Some cricket betting sites provide customers with the chance to enjoy cricket live streaming. It’s usually the case that you will need a registered account and sometimes need to make a deposit.

  Match Winner 2-Way

  The most popular cricket betting market is Match Winner. A 2-way market is simply choosing one of the two teams to win. This bet is widely available when it comes to Twenty20 and One Day International cricket.

  Match Winner 3-Way

  Those betting customers looking to bet on Test Match cricket often enjoy the Match Winner 3-Way betting market. You can choose between the home team, the away team or the draw.

  Method of Dismissal

  When betting on a cricket match, you can choose a method of the next dismissal. This tends to be a six-way market, with Caught, LBW, Bowled, Run Out, Stumped the chief options.


  Every betting selection is available at certain odds. This implies the probability of the selection winning and will also be your potential winnings when the odds are multiplied by your stake.


  An ODI is also known as a One Day International match and this is where two teams compete over fifty overs for each innings. The match is completed within the space of a day.

  Outright Betting

  Betting on an outright cricket market means you can wager on a team to win a particular tournament. This is also known as an antepost market.

  Over Total Runs

  It’s often the case that you can bet on the number of runs that are scored in any particular over. This tends to be a two-way market where you might bet Over or Under a certain number of runs such as 3.5.


  The stake is the amount of money that you place on a particular betting selection.

  The Ashes

  This is a Test Match series that takes place between England and Australia every two years. It’s a fierce cricketing rivalry and there are five Test Matches that make up each series.

  Top Batter

  Bet on a certain player to score the most runs for their team. This usually relates to the 1st innings in a Test Match, while you can also bet on Top Batter when it comes to ODI, The Hundred and Twenty20.

  Top Bowler

  There are many cricket matches where you can bet on Top Bowler and this usually relates to the bowler who is going to take the biggest number of wickets for their team. This refers to a specific innings.


  Twenty20 is also known as T20 and it’s a specific format of a cricket match. Each team will face twenty overs in the match and it’s the side who scores the most runs in a game.


  If there are two teams playing each other, then the side trading at the biggest cricket betting odds is regarded as the cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary – Terms To Know Before You Bet on Cricket Online underdog.

cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary: Understanding Bookie’s Terms

  If you are not from India or Australia, you might be surprised by the fact that cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Learning more about it can be especially beneficial if you prefer betting on various sports events from time to time. That will provide you with more flexibility and a better chance to hit an easy win. However, it might be challenging at the start since this sport has its own unique rules.

  In that matter, start by learning more about the rules and terms used in this sport. Some of them might be found in the odds for these events. An interesting way of learning the basics about betting on cricket is to start with virtual games, and you can learn more about that if you check out

  Moreover, there is no reason to rush with your actions on some betting platform. Before that, you should read more about common terms used in this sport since most of them are implemented in offers as well. Here are some of the most important terms that you should know about cricket and betting.

  Some terms are the same for all events, and they represent basics like predicting a winner, setting a margin, exploring the odds, and more. For example, arbitrage is a very profitable solution that can be implemented in each sport. The main point is to research the offers and find the right difference where you can select different outcomes and secure the return of your investment.

  Another terms that you should know about is handicap. It represents a difference in score where one team has to win by a determined difference in points to win. For example, if the handicap on the latest game between Sri Lanka and Australia was +10, and you select it, you will lose since the result was only four points in advance for Sri Lanka.

  Moreover, you have to learn more about margins, and how you can benefit from them. You will see that there are different sections in the offers where you can see over and under offers. These are the margins for different aspects of the game. For example, amount of points in the game, or one half.

  There are many other terms that you will find when you start betting. The key is to never rush with your decision or choose some odd only because it sounds interesting. The key is to research the offers and select the odd with the best probability.

  While there are many terms that can be found in different sports, there are some unique that can be found for each particular sport as well. Since cricket is so popular in India, it is not a surprise that there are so many of their words implemented as standard terms.

  For example, bhav represents a standard off for a winner of the game, satta is betting, while satta bazar is the market. Moreover, we have to mention the century, which is related to the batsman and how many points it will win. There are some interesting 50% bets available as well, like winning a toss.

  You can select various details of the game and place a bet on them, such as the best batsman in the team or the game, the best bowler, 6 overs, and more.

  The first thing that we have to mention is related to the importance of proper analysis. There is no need to rush with your decision when it comes to spending money on these events. Instead of that, always compare the opponents and check their form, history, previous results, and more.

  Furthermore, the selection of bookies can make a difference. You should know that most of them are offering some attractive features for newbies. Therefore, if you are planning to start betting on cricket for the first time, you can get many benefits if you find the right website.

  Another thing to do is to determine the right approach. There will be numerous offers available, but choosing only higher odds is not the best solution. Even though it can provide you with a higher profit, you have to know that bookies are experts in creating odds, and when one is very high, that means that the chance for that outcome is very low.

  Pay attention to how much money you are spending as well. Playing without any clear plan can only lead to financial issues. Keep in mind that gambling can be very addictive, and that you can easily lose your focus and start spending more money than you can afford to lose.

  The best approach is to combine the money management with proper research and focus on favorites with better probability of winning. It will provide you with a much lower profit, but you will have a decent chance to make profit each time you play.

  There are some progressive strategies that you can implement as well. For example, if you focus on single games, you can start by predicting one result, and then continue by playing singles. You will have to determine the starting amount, and then choose the following ones according to your efficiency. For example, you spend $100 on one game, and lose. Your next investment can be $200, and then continue raising by unit or doubling. Each time you win, you should start with the initial amount.

  We have mentioned some of the most common terms that you will find when you want to bet on this sport. Also, many of them can be seen in all other sports. The key is to learn more about their meaning so you can be sure that you are choosing the right combination.

  Also, you should research different platforms and see what offers they are providing. Since this marketing is expanding very cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary – Terms To Know Before You Bet on Cricket Online fast, a lot of new combinations and terms are implemented all the time.

cricket betting termsCricket Betting Terminology

  Like all sports, cricket has its own dictionary when it comes to betting so let’s take a moment to consider some of the more common language used.This is a bet on the number of runs that we think will be scored in the first over of a match.The bookmaker will set a line, possibly 5.5, and the bettor can stake Above or Below that line.This is a bet on the method by which a first wicket in a game will be taken. Bookmakers will list the more common dismissals, Bowled, Caught, LBW and Run Out plus another option for any other method.If a batsman leaves the field while batting they will be marked in the scorecard as ‘retired hurt’.If, however, they can not make it to the crease at all, they will be noted as ‘Absent Hurt’.When a batting side loses all ten of their wickets, they are considered to be ‘All Out’.An all-rounder is a player who is equally effective as a batsman and bowler.An Arm Ball is a spinner’s delivery that doesn’t turn. There is no spin and no movement off the pitch so it’s said that the ball goes ‘on with the arm’.Cricket-Betting-TerminologyA delivery can swing in the air when it leaves a bowler’s hand. When there is away swing, the movement takes it away from the batter.This type of market relates to the batters in a team. When this bet appears, we are looking for any batsman on either side to score fifty or a hundred in the first innings of a test match.In One Day Cricket, instead of staking on first innings, the bettor is now speculating on whether or not a batter from either side will score a fifty or a hundred in a match.With batsman matches, the bookmaker is selecting two players from each side and asking the bettor to stake on which one they think will score the most runs.A dead heat can apply to batsman match markets but it could also appear whenever there is a tie.If a market is tied with no clear winner, the bookie’s dead heat rules apply.As the name suggests, this is a cricket betting market where the draw is taken out of the equation.Your only options now are to bet on a win for Team A or Team B.This is a market where bettors can speculate on what will happen on the first ball of a match.Options could include one run, two runs, four, six, wicket, wide or no ball.Futures betting in cricket generally involves betting on an event that is taking place some time in the period that lies ahead.For example, you could take a futures bet in advance of the IPL, the World Cup, the Ashes or any series where markets are quoted.A googly is a delivery that is specific to leg spinners. It is bowled with a classic leg spinner’s action but it turns the other way, like an off spinner’s delivery.Hedging is a practice that is carried out in all sports betting. It involves taking a second bet, against the original stake, which will guarantee some form of return no matter what the outcome.This is a bet on which side will make the highest opening partnership in a match. This is another market where dead heat rules could apply.Batsman-Matches-cricketA lock is supposed to be an easy winner. Obviously, there are no guarantees in any sport but this could involve staking on a full member ICC nation to beat an associate side in a World Cup.The majority of cricket betting sites will have a market where customers can bet on which man or woman will receive the Player of the Match award.Quite simply, this is a bet on which of the two teams involved will hit the most sixes. Rather than having a dead heat rule, there should be an option to bet on the tie.With this option, we are staking on which team will suffer the most run outs in a game.This market relates to total runs scored by teams in a match. Bookmakers will list a number of lines and the bettor has to stake Over or Under that line.A point spread is a winning margin so, in cricket, you could bet on how many runs or wickets that a team wins by.List-of-Cricket-Betting-TermsThis is a bet on the correct score in a series. If, for example, there is a three-match series, there will be options to stake on every permutation from 0-0 to 3-0.The first six overs in T20 are referred to as the Powerplay. Most bookmakers have a market to see which team scores the most runs in that powerplay period.This is a bet where bookmakers will list a specific batsman and ask whether or not they will score a century in the match.This is the match result market where bettors stake on which team they think will win.This is a simple bet on which side will win the toss. There are just two options – Team A and Team B.This is another win market which is available for tournaments. So, as an example, we could be looking for the outright winner of the ODI World betting Top Match BatsmanTop Match Batsman is a market where batters are listed from both teams and the bettor has to decide who will make the highest score.This is similar to the above market but this time we are betting on the highest scoring player from an individual team.In this market, we are still betting on a team’s players but in this case, it’s the bowler who we think will return the best figures.The underdog is a common betting term and it relates to the outsider – the team or individual who seems less likely to win.Value is a term applied to an event that has a better chance of occurring than the odds suggest. As an example for cricket, the toss has a 50% chance of going either way so there would be value if the odds quoted are longer than Even Money.Some of these terms may have been self-explanatory while others are more complex and I hope this has cleared up some of the more common cricket betting terms. If you want to familiarise yourself with cricket betting and get to understand some of the more complicated terms, I recommend you read some of the best books cricket betting termsCricket Betting Glossary – Terms To Know Before You Bet on Cricket Online on cricket betting.

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