Cricket Betting: India Hit Bookmakers For Six

India's win in the Cricket World Cup has cost Ladbrokes in excess of half a million pounds. The pre-tournament favourites were the subject of two £80,000 bets from English customers at 7/2 with support for the winners remaining consistent at all stages of the tournament.
2 April 2011

Cricket Betting: India Now 4/7 To Win World Cup

Sri Lanka are the only team capable of saving Ladbrokes from a payout in excess of £500,000. The Cricket World Cup final takes place on Saturday and due to some colossal wagers placed at the start of the tournament the bookies stand to lose over half a million should well backed 4/7 match favourites India prevail. Sri Lanka drift out to 11/8 for the match as a result.
1 April 2011

Cricket Betting: Punters Put Their Faith In Tendulkar

India are by far the best backed team to win the World Cup, with bets of up to &163;8,000 placed today at 8/13. Anyone would think that India were a one man team as Sachin Tendulkar has been hammered to be top bat at 5/2, man of the match at 5/1 and to score a hundred also at 5/1.
1 April 2011

Cricket Betting: Tendulkar 6/1 To Hit 100th Century

Sachin Tendulkar is being backed to win the Cricket World Cup for India in style by scoring his 100th international century in tomorrow's final. Paddy Power are offering 6/1 for the record-breaking legend to hit a three figure score in tomorrow's game and make the final his own with punters making him overwhelmingly their most popular bet to be Man of the Match (9/2), top match runscorer (9/2) and sealing his position as the top runscorer in the tournament (Evens).
1 April 2011

Cricket Betting: Punters Expecting Tendulkar Fairytale

India and Sachin Tendulkar are all the rage for the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final on Saturday. bet365 cricket betting spokesman Steve Freeth says: "It's been one-way traffic with the odds-on boys smashing into India (4/6 into 8/13) and there's already a gamble emerging on Tendulkar (7/1 into 6/1) landing the man of the match award in his own backyard."
31 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Tendulkar, Murali In Greatest Show On Earth

The participation of perhaps the two greatest cricketers of this generation, Sachin Tendulkar & Lasith Malinga, would suggest that the World Cup final will be the biggest cricket turnover match of all time. India are the 8/13 favourites and Hills have already pushed out the price about Sri Lanka winning from 5/4 to 11/8 to attract support.
31 March 2011

Cricket Betting: India 8/13 For World Cup Glory

India are the 8/13 favourites with Ladbrokes to win the Cricket World Cup. The final looks to be a tight affair however with opponents Sri Lanka just 5/4 chances. India's Sachin Tendulkar was instrumental in the semi-final victory and is 6/1 to score a century in the match. It's 8/1 he notches his ton and his side lift the trophy.
30 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Semi-Final Is First Million Pound ODI

India backers up and down the country are celebrating after India beat Pakistan in their World Cup Semi-final. For the first time Hills estimate that they have taken over a million pounds on a One Day International. The hosts India are now 8/13 to win the World Cup, with Sri Lanka offered at 5/4. The only good news for bookies was that Tendulkar failed to score a century which would have cost Hills alone a further £30,000.
30 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Can Pakistan Save The Bookies?

Pakistan can save Ladbrokes from a £500k payout by beating India tomorrow. They appear to have a tough task at the prices though as it's 4/7 India win the match with Pakistan 11/8 chances.
29 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Ponting Goes For Clarke As Successor

Following Ricky Ponting's ringing endorsement of Michael Clarke to succeed him as Australia's permanent Test captain, William Hill have made the current vice-captain the 1/10 red-hot favourite to get the job. Shane Watson is the 7/1 second favourite and Brad Haddin is 10/1.
29 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Biggest Bets Of World Cup Placed On India v Pakistan

The second World Cup semi final between India and Pakistan is set to be the biggest betting turnover match of this World Cup – possibly even the biggest ODI international of all time. William Hill have seen bets of up to £13,000 on India at 8/13 and the hosts are now 8/11 favourites. Tendulkar is once again the focus of the specials: he is 8/1 to be man of the match, 7/1 to score a hundred and 11/8 to score a fifty.
29 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Sri Lanka Backed To Bash Black Caps

William Hill can report one way traffic for the first World Cup semi-final with almost 90% of the early money for Sri Lanka, who are 4/6 to beat New Zealand at 11/10. The latest cricket betting odds Hills offer are 11/2 that Sri Lanka get to 100 without losing a wicket and 25/1 that both openers score a hundred.
28 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Pietersen Favourite To Take Over As ODI Captain

Following England's defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, William Hill are offering 1/2 that Andrew Strauss is not captain for the next One Day International. Despite this, it appears likely that Strauss will stay as England test captain, with 8/1 offered that he quits the test captaincy. Hills make Kevin Pietersen the 3/1 favourite to take over the role, with Jonathan Trott 9/2. Current T20 captain, Paul Collingwood is 5/1, as is Ian Bell.
27 March 2011

Cricket Betting: India 6/4 Favourites For World Cup

India have been cut to 6/4 for the Cricket World Cup by Ladbrokes. With the tournament now at the semi-final stage only Pakistan stand in their way of a berth in the final and it's 4/7 that they win that match (Pakistan 11/8).
26 March 2011

Cricket Betting: 20/1 On South Africa Choke Again

Tournament favourites South Africa have once again choked at a Cricket World Cup – with bookies reporting it one of the biggest chokes in Cricket World Cup history, after they collapsed from 108 for two to be bowled out for 172 by New Zealand.
25 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Sri Lanka Backed To Beat England

Sri Lanka's odds of beating England on Saturday morning have been cut by Ladbrokes. The bookmakers have trimmed a Sri Lankan victory to 4/9 (from 8/15) pushing England out to 7/4 despite the anticipated 'patriotic punt' this weekend.
25 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Bookies Enjoying Bumper Weekend Of Sport

British Sports fans are getting ready to place in excess of a million pounds worth of bets on the action this weekend according to Ladbrokes. The spread of action across the time zones means that fans are spoilt for choice with England starting proceedings as 6/4 underdogs against Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup. Later that afternoon the Three Lions are hot 2/5 favourites to beat Wales in Cardiff with the Welsh 7/1 to win.
25 March 2011

Cricket Betting: Graeme To Send Sri Lanka Down Swanny?

England backers are pinning their hopes on Graeme Swann producing a match-winning performance tomorrow morning. He is 4/1 to take a wicket in his first over and over 87% of bets on top England bowler market are for Swann.
25 March 2011

Cricket Betting: India Now Clear World Cup Favourites

Victor Chandler make India their 13/8 favourites for the ICC World Cup after their 5-wicket victory over Australia earlier today.
24 March 2011

Cricket Betting: England Expects? 3/1 For Famous Double

Victor Chandler are offering 3/1 that England win both their Euro 2012 qualifier in Cardiff (2/5) and the ICC World Cup ¼ Final (13/8) in Colombo on Saturday.
24 March 2011