What Do Cricketers Do After Retirement?

At some point, professional cricket players have to face the reality of retirement. Retirement can be a scary time for some as the game of cricket is all they have known. However, as the players below have proven, there is definitely life after retirement from cricket.
11 March 2013

Cricket Betting: England Red Hot For First Test

William Hill make England their red hot 4/9 favourites to win the 1st Test, with New Zealand offered at 11/2. England go into the first Test with two key batsmen out of form. Kevin Pietersen is 5/6 to score 35 or more but 5/6 to score 34 or less, whilst Nick Compton is 5/6 to manage 25 or more and 5/6 to score 24 or less. Alastair Cook is 7/1 to be man of the match for which Brendon McCullum is a 12/1 shot.
4 March 2013

Cricket Betting: England Friendless Against Black Caps

England are friendless with punters ahead of the first Test in New Zealand according to Ladbrokes. The visitors will begin the Test as the odds-on 4/7 favourites but have been shunned in the betting in favour of the bigger price on offer for a home win, with New Zealand being backed into 7/1 from 8/1.
4 March 2013

Who Will Win The ICC Champions Trophy 2013?

Just a few months to go until the start of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 players and fans are turning their attention towards the tournament, featuring the eight best one day international teams in the world. The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will feature Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies and be played out across three grounds - Cardiff Wales Stadium, The Oval and Edgbaston - over eighteen days from the 6th to 23rd June 2013.
27 February 2013

Cricket Betting: Root Odds-On To Captain England

Joe Root is odds-on to captain the England Test side according to Ladbrokes. The 22-year-old might have only just played in his 10th game for the national team but he continues to impress every time, and firm are now quoting him at odds-on (5/6) to captain the England Test side during his career.
20 February 2013

Cricket Betting: 20/1 For Another Hat-Trick

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick and William Hill now offer 20/1 that any England bowler takes another on this tour. England are 8/11 to win the Twenty20 series and 1/4 to win the Test series. Captain Cook is 9/2 to be top bat and man of the moment Stuart Broad is 4/1 to be top wicket taker in the test series.
5 February 2013

Cricket Betting Preview: South Africa-New Zealand 2nd ODI

Few would have predicted New Zealand's dramatic one-wicket win in the opening One-Day International in Paarl and their successful run chase will have given South Africa plenty to think about ahead of the second game in Kimberley. Not least, how to deal with the loss of AB de Villiers after he was handed a two-game suspension as punishment for the time taken by South Africa in the field as they battled in vain to prevent an upset.
21 January 2013

The Umpire Strikes Back

If you're already looking forward to the new cricket season then you're probably staring at the worsening weather and wishing it was all over. There are plenty of other sports being played at this time of year, and there are plenty of little gambling opportunities but it is, as they say, just not the same.
9 January 2013

Cricket Betting: Captain Cook 3/1 For Another Ton

BetVictor make England skipper Alastair Cook 3/1 to score a fourth successive century on England’s tour of India in either innings of the 4th Test Match which starts in Nagpur on Thursday morning. Spokesperson and cricket betting expert Charlie McCann said: "Cook has been a revelation since taking over the helm as England captain but can he finish the job for his side in Nagpur?"
11 December 2012

Cricket Betting: Cook 8/1 To Become All-Time Leader

Alastair Cook can break Sachin Tendulkar's records according to Ladbrokes. After notching up his 23rd Test century he is now given a 10/1 chance to become the all time leading Test century maker and surpass Tendulkar's current standing of 51.
6 December 2012

Cricket Betting: Finn Odds-On To Start 3rd Test

Steven Finn is odds-on to start the 3rd Test against India according to Ladbrokes. As Stuart Broad's poor form continues the bookies have given Finn the nod over the vice-captain to return from injury and start the 3rd Test on Friday in Kolkata.
28 November 2012

Cricket Betting: India In A Spin Over England Win

England head into the 3rd Test with a 3/1 chance of causing another upset according to Ladbrokes. After completing a comprehensive 10 wicket win England are now chalked up at 11/4 to take the next Test and have given themselves some hope in the series betting at 7/2.
26 November 2012

Cricket Betting: England Friendless Against India

England head in to their first Test against India completely friendless with punters according to Ladbrokes, who have released their latest cricket betting odds for the series. India are strongly fancied to get off to a flier at 8/11 with England left untouched as the 4/1 underdogs, even with the inclusion of Kevin Pietersen. And it's not looking too promising either for Andy Flower's side in the outright betting with India looking home and dry as the odds-on favourites at 8/15.
14 November 2012

Cricket Betting: England Set For Stiff Test

The latest cricket odds suggest that England will be up against it when they face India in the first test next week, with William Hill offering 7/2 that England deliver victory. On his return to the side Kevin Pietersen is the 3/1 favourite to top score with new Captain Alastair Cook next at 10/3. The England bowling attack looks a little depleted and Graeme Swann is the favourite to take the most wickets at 7/4 with Monty Panesar 2/1.
12 November 2012

Cricket Betting: Captain Cook Expected To Deliver

Following a fantastic century in the warm up match William Hill have trimmed the price of Alastair Cook being England’s top series batsman from 3/1 to 11/4. Kevin Pietersen is 3/1 second favourite, with Jonathan Trott 10/3. England are certainly going to need their batsman to be on form as India are 4/7 favourites to win the series, with England offered at 7/2.
31 October 2012

Cricket Betting: KP Back And 3/1 To Top Score

KEVIN PIETERSEN is 3/1 to be England's top series runscorer against India according to Ladbrokes. Now that the so-called bad-boy of English cricket has been added into the squad for the Tour to India the firm chalk up the visitors as the 10/3 outsiders to win the series with the hosts favoured at 8/13.
18 October 2012

Cricket Betting: Can Gayle Blow Sri Lanka Away?

William Hill make hosts Sri Lanka their 4/5 favourites to beat the West Indies in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup, the Windies are offered at Evens. Chris Gayle was simply superb in the semi-final victory over Australia, he is 11/2 to be named man of the match and 4/1 to top score in a West Indies victory. Home favourites Lasith Malinga is 10/1 to be named man of the match with Mahela Jayawardene 8/1.
7 October 2012

Cricket Betting: KP Odds On To Start First India Test

Following his reconciliation with the ECB, William Hill are odds on (8/11) that Kevin Pietersen will start the first test against India in November, it is Even money that he does not return to the England fold by that time. "Both Kevin Pietersen & England will be keen on drawing a line in the sand and we fully expect him to return for the first test against India next month," said Hill's cricket betting spokesman Rupert Adams.
3 October 2012

Cricket Betting: England Better Off With KP

England are quoted at 10/3 to win the series against India with the inclusion of Kevin Pietersen according to Ladbrokes. The hosts remain the odds-on favourites at 8/13 to take the series, however thanks to Pietersen being added into the squad England are given a 10/3 chance of causing an upset.
3 October 2012

Cricket Betting: Opinion Split On England-West Indies

Bookmakers William Hill cannot decide who will win Thursday’s T20 match between England and West Indies with their punters equally as indecisive. England have seen around 56% of all bets placed on the match outcome at 10/11, while the West Indies have seen around 44% of all bets at the same price.
27 September 2012