Cricket, more than many sporting genres, is ideally suited to betting of all types on all aspects of the game. Cricket bets are therefore very much at the cutting edge of several aspects of sports betting. Of these, without doubt the most interesting for cricket aficionados is the live betting option. Many sports books used by New Zealand sports fan have become accessible to the point of being able to wager on live matches.
Successful cricket bets need to take into consideration many factors unique to the sport. Not only is it the selection of the teams, the form and history of the players, but for best predicting a cricket match punters need to know the weather forecast, the cricket ground itself and the condition of the pitch being used for the match.
Support from Sports Books
Better sports betting sites carry information on many of these factors of the game. Some even offer ways to counter some of the variables and nuances involved in wagering on cricket. Many will offer a host of attractive bonuses and promotions. Some will offer betting on a cricket match in progress. Generally, most types of cricket bets have been pre-game bets, whereby all bets cease once the match has started.
Described often as a direct benefit of online betting, making live cricket bets is gaining popularity fast by adding a whole new level to the exciting world of cricket betting. New Zealand punters can watch the game and place bets as the match unfolds. And, as the game unfolds, boundaries being hit and wickets taken, the odds are changing constantly.
The Ebb and Flow of a Cricket Match
The changing odds, depending on the score line plus other factors, makes for highly interesting betting as a match ebbs and flows over the five days. The number of cricket bets available increases dramatically with punters being able to judge their bets by the flow of the game. If one team is dominating, but hasn’t taken wickets yet, that would be the perfect time for an astute punter to bet.
This type of cricket betting is not limited to cricket bets alone, and is available with most sports, with some of the most popular in New Zealand, apart from the cricket, being tennis and soccer. But even darts games will often provide this wagering option, so the selection is really quite broad.
The Online Revolution
The enhanced range of cricket bets that are now available is entirely due to the dramatic improvement in mobile technology over the past decade. As we celebrate the first ten years after the production of the first iPhone, looking at the ever more influential effect the mobile industry has had on life includes the ability to place live sports bets.
This means that New Zealanders have access to the very latest and most innovative of sports betting options, which includes the highly popular activity of placing IPL cricket bets. Even more than other betting options, remember, is that emotional intelligence is most important to successful live sports betting.
Experienced punters who are able to make their emotions work for them rather than control them, will be more astute and perceptive to the nuances and changes in the mood of the match.