Test Match Cricket Betting
Test Match cricket is undoubtedly the top form of the game of cricket and is the number one trial for all cricketers in terms of their skills, focus endurance, tactics and strategy. Test Matches are scheduled to last for five days and, unlike the One Day International and Twenty20 forms of cricket, both the player Test Cricket Betting and cricket betting fans have plenty of time to engage their skills to the maximum in a cat and mouse contest between bat and ball.
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England's mammoth winter schedule on the sub-continent is now underway as Alastair Cook's men begin the first of their two test series against Bangladesh. The two matches in Chittagong and Dhaka will proceed the tour of India during November and December. Against Bangladesh, England can boast a very good record in test matches having won all eight of the meetings and the home sides lack of test action sees them as the underdogs here. However they showed they are improving in the ODI's at least with a credible performance in the 2-1 series defeat to England. In the hot and humid conditions with wickets susceptible to spin, they will be hopeful they can put their struggles in the long form game behind them and record a famous victory over England.
The series will see both Ben Duckett and Haseeb Hameed make their test debuts for their nation, having both impressed during this year's County Championship. The two men are set to contest the spot alongside captain Cook in opening for England and the young duo will be expected to cope with the pressure. England will be favourites for both matches and subsequently the series as a whole so expectancy will be ther from the off as things get underway in Chittagong.
Test Cricket Betting Markets
Cricket betting fans have a vast array of betting opportunity these days on the many online betting sites now available across the Internet. Gone are the days of the win only bet followed by five days of nail-biting anticipation of the result, only to see the match fizzle out in a draw. Nowadays you can bet on all aspects of a match and series including:
- Top scoring batsman from either side
- Opening partnership scores
- One player against another
- Player to score 50+ runs
- Innings runs
- Draw or not
- Match to complete
- Series win, including win margins
- And many more.
In fact, it’s down to the imagination of the bookmaker and new bets are constantly available. Live Betting is a brilliant new innovation where you can come into the game at any point and bet as the odds change in accordance with match progress. There are many Test Match free bets available to new customers of online betting sites as well, so make sure you check what’s available when you’re ready to sign-up. There are sites to guide you in this as well as a wealth of information, inside stories, statistics, gossip and tips available at the click of a button.
In the five days of Test Match play, each side has two innings while the bowlers must deliver a minimum of 90 overs a day. Although you might sometimes be forgiven in thinking that paint drying has more to offer, if you get involved in a test match series you will quickly find that almost all the play is tense and exciting and that every ball has meaning in the bigger picture. It’s worth getting to know the fielding positions too, as this will help you to understand the commentary better and the reasoning behind the captain’s choice of field after consultation with the bowlers.
There are ten Test playing nations
- South Africa
- West Indies
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
They all play each other on a rotating basis on both home and away grounds which are top quality pitches dedicated to test cricket. Each has its own characteristics, known by the players, and these are taken into account when deciding the structure of the teams.
The most eagerly awaited, and contested, Test Series is known as the Ashes and it is played between England and Australia. The Ashes are the remnants of the burned bails from the first tournament between the two countries that Australia won. English cricket was felt to be in need of mourning after this embarrassment and the bails were duly cremated. They might as well be made of diamond encrusted gold, however, because the battle over them is a fierce as you will find in Test cricket and a tremendously exciting tournament can usually be expected withal at stake between these two old cricketing rivals.