For any Indian, cricket is life and they watch every match as if they themselves are playing it. The joy, the hurt and the thrill is shared by all the players and viewers alike. This is one way of participation. Another way that the audiences participate in the game of cricket is through betting on the outcome of the cricket match being played. If you also want to bet on today cricket match, you need to take the initial steps now. There are many ways to go about it, but if you have not done it before, it is better to start with the basics.
Select the Betting Website
First and foremost, you will need to select a betting site that you want to play on. When choosing a betting site, select one that is trustworthy, easy to understand and user-friendly. If you want, you can choose one that focuses solely on cricket, but with other games available to play, a change is always welcome. You can choose from Betway, 10CRIC, Spin Palace, Dafabet, Bet365 and 1xBet.
Register with the Betting Site
Once you have selected the website, you have to register with it and create an account. You will be required to provide some personal details in the registration form. You will also have to select your user name and secure the account with a password. This will be your identity on the website.
Select a Payment Option
To play the games, you will need to add funds to the account. You can choose one of many payment options available for the website. Choose one that you trust and are comfortable with. You can choose from debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards and e-wallets. Once the option is set up, you can continue to add funds.
Choose the Game You Want to Bet On
On the website, see which matches are available for betting. Select one more game of your choice to place the bet on. Do study the odds before placing the bet.
What Are Betting Odds?
Betting odds indicate the amount you stand to win if your chosen team wins the match. For instance, the odds of team A winning are 1.85 as against team B at 2.1. Your winnings with a bet of INR 100 on team A would get you INR 185. But, on team B, you would get INR 210 if you win and if you lose, you would lose the INR 100 that you have wagered.
Place the Bet
Once you have studied the odds, reviewed the playing sides and taken an informed decision, place your bet. You will now have to wait for the match to begin and enjoy the match. You can know the results of your win or loss at the end of the game. If you win, go ahead and party. If not, there’s always the next match.
This is one way to bet in cricket. The other way to bet is by predicting the Dream 11.
How Do You Play Dream11?
In this kind of betting, you choose the players that you feel would make the best team. You can choose players from either side to be a part of your team. Decide on your captain and vice-captain and join the contests available. Let the game begin and watch how your team plays. Each player gets you points through his game. Below are a few points you should know about playing Dream11.
Once you are on the Dream 11 website, you will be able to see the list of upcoming matches. Choose one that you are really interested in. You will be able to see the list of the players in the teams and you have to pick your team from these players.
You can pick 11 members for your team within a given budget of 100 credits. While picking the members, keep a watch on their ratings, credits required, number of players and the credit balance in your account. You must optimise your team within the credit available for you. You can choose from wicket keepers, bowlers, batsmen and all-rounders to formulate the ideal team. You can choose more than one teams for a game.
Join a Contest
There are various contests available for you to join. Some have a fee, while others are free if you just want to try out for the first time. The fee amount varies depending on the contest. Tougher competitions charge more and reward more.
Wait for the Match
As the match begins, your score card starts gaining points depending on the way your team performs. The captain of your team gets you double the points and the vice-captain gets 1.5 times the points that they actually score in the game.
Calculating the Score
There are points for being in the teams that start the game, scoring runs and taking wickets. Extra points are rewarded for how the player takes a wicket, too. Bonus points can be earned if your team hits boundaries or sixes, century, half century and a good strike rate. Bowlers get you bonus points by getting a good economy rate, bowling maiden overs and taking multiple wickets. If the players have a bad day, you could lose points as well. Each format of the game has a different scoring pattern.
At the end of the game, the score of all the players in the contest is compared and the player with the highest score wins.
Playing cricket is fun, watching it is exciting, but when you know that your own team is playing, you watch the game with mixed emotions that change with every ball that is bowled. Whether you win or lose, a game of cricket is always exhilarating. The times when the joy of cricket is taken away is when the rain plays foul or the game ends too quickly. A game with a nail-biting finish is always a winner.