T20 Intro – About Twenty Twenty
T20 cricket was first introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2003. Since its introduction, this format of has grown ferociously in popularity with it being one of the current three forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), alongside First-Class and List-A cricket. The T20 format has also succeeded in spreading the game of cricket around the world.
The format of T20 cricket is similar to List-A cricket. The match includes both teams having a single innings each, and the maximum number of overs for each side is 20. A typical T20 game is completed in around 3 hours, with each innings lasting about 90 minutes and an official 10-minute break between innings.
In terms of the rules, there are some different ones for T20 cricket. For instance, there is a powerplay for each batting innings, where in the first 6 overs the fielding side are only allowed two fielders outside the 30-yard circle and following these 6 overs this increases to 5 for the remainder of a batting innings. Whilst bowlers are only allowed to bowl a maximum of 4 overs and any ball bowled down the leg side is a wide. Otherwise, the same cricketing rules apply.
T20 cricket is so popular that tournaments have formed all around the world. The major tournament for the international stage is the ICC T20 World Cup. Whilst most major cricketing nations have formed their own T20 tournament. For example, the most successful and popular tournament is largely considered to be the is the Indian Premier League (IPL), but there are other tournaments like the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the T20 blast in England and Wales, and the Big Bash in Australia.
The success of T20 has increased the popularity of cricket around the world. The limited number of overs means there is more excitement in a shorter time frame, with wickets, fours, and sixes in abundance during a match.
The fast-paced nature of the game and its unpredictability has made it very attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on the television. Ultimately, T20 cricket and some of the previously mentioned tournaments make for exciting betting opportunities.
How To Bet on T20
Sports betting is when a person attempts to predict the future outcome of a certain sporting event, match, or in-play moment. T20 cricket is therefore a format of cricket which you are able to place bets on, whether that be a T20 tournament, series, match or in-play.
In order to bet on T20 cricket, you firstly have to pick which betting site you would like to bet with. When choosing a betting site to bet with it is important to consider what offers that betting site will offer and the safety and security of the site.
Some great cricket betting sites
Before betting on T20 cricket, it is important to have a good basic level of knowledge about the game of cricket, including knowledge about the rules and the T20 format.
To help yourself further not only do you want to have knowledge about cricket itself but ideally you want to have some background knowledge about the teams and players participating in the event, whether that be a tournament or match to hopefully make your betting experience more successful.
Now that you know you are betting on T20 cricket and have a sufficient basic knowledge about cricket and the teams and players participating, you then choose what type of bet you want to make.
For example, on an individual match, like Sri Lanka versus New Zealand, or an in-play bet within this match, or a bet on a tournament, like the Pakistan Premier League (PSL).
It is then important to review the available bets and betting odds between different betting sites to make sure you are getting the best offer for the bet that you want to make. Additionally look carefully for different advantages, for instance, welcome bonuses, promotional offers (e.g., cashback offers), and live streaming and betting.
Furthermore, it is also extremely important for potential better to consider the security and trustworthiness of the betting site. To do this, one should read through online reviews about the site to learn about previous user experiences and the customer support available.
Once you have decided which betting site, bearing in mind the best offers and its trustworthiness, you will then need to create an account with the site and place a deposit down.
Now that you have money on the betting site, you then choose which particular bet or bets you want to place and how much money out of your deposit you want to put on your bet. Once you have finalised this then it is time to place your bet and keep up to date with what is happening in the sporting event, to see whether you win or not!
Cricket betting offers
T20 Tournament Winners or Series Winners
Outright markets are usually the first market accessible and simplest form of betting for betting fans for T20 cricket. The outright market for T20 is about betting on who you believe the winner of a tournament or series will be.
During a tournament, betting fans will be given the option to cash out on these bets during the tournament. This could be more or less than your original bet depending on the situation of the tournament.
Tournament could be considered as the best outright market to bet on for T20 cricket. On the international stage, the ICC T20 World Cup is always an exciting tournament to bet on. Australia were the previous winners and are hosting the tournament later this year and should again be considered as one of the favourites.
In the domestic leagues, the IPL and Big Bash tournament are also great competitions to bet on. In the IPL the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have been the most successful teams winning 5 and 4 tournaments respectively. Whilst in the Big Bash, the most successful teams have been the Perth Scorchers (4 tournament wins) and Sydney Sixers (3 tournament wins)
Bookies also provide punters with an option for a ‘each-way’ bet. An each-way bet is offered by bookmakers and consists of two separate bets, including a win bet and a place bet.
For example, for the Big Bash tournament you could place an each-way bet on the Perth Scorchers to win and a place bet on them to reach the final (which they have done in 7 out of the 11 tournaments).