We provide bets with a daily turnaround and therefore tend to focus on the T20 format rather then longer formats of the game. The market that tends to be used is the match result.
We’ve found this to be the most viable market. At NSI we appreciate many sports betters are usually looking at a daily turnaround on the bets and don’t lock-in too much of their betting account / capital for an extended period. Most of the tips will be at the start of the cricket season which ties in with the back-end of the football season.
The focus with cricket tend to be in the football off-season where we can concentrate our efforts on making successful selections to a degree that isn’t viable often in the regular season due to the volume of games on an ongoing bassis and the level of analysis required to ensure we are giving best value to our clients.
As with other sports there are a number of common factors such as form, team news, injuries that are factored in terms of selection and stake but there are cricket specific factos. The weather / conditions can have a major impact in cricket betting, effecting batting and bowling alike.
For exmaple flat and low pitches tend to favour batsmen whereas certain weather conditions can help swing bowlers or spinners. Unlike football the weather can regularly not only halt play but also stop any match from being played altogether. The NatWest T20 Blast is current name for the English T20 competition and league, previously going under the name of the Friends Life Provident T20 until 2013.
Overs / Unders Runs [T20 certain markets are created for a respective team to reach a given total, e.g. 135+]
ICC World Twenty20: [Normally every 2 years but the next tournament is scheduled for 2020 in Australia] – 8 March to 3 April 2016
NatWest t20 Blast: Group stage (from May to July)
Indian Premier League [IPL 9 or Vivo IPL 2016]: 9 April and 29 May 2016
Note: In light of the recent last season’s match-fixing and betting scandal it was announced that Chennai Super Kings Rajasthan Royals, would be suspended for two seasons. It was revealed that Rajkot and Pune would replace Chennai and Rajasthan for two seasons.
Big Bash League (BBL / KFC Big Bash League ) BBL matches are played in Australia during the summer in the months of December and January.
In the free ebook a comprehensive list of fixtures, background to each to tournament is provided. In the comprehensive definitive NSI Tool Kit will show actual winning bet slips of bets involving cricket selections.