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What should people look for in Cricket betting apps?

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With more national Cricket teams than ever turning professional over the past five years, there has never been a better time to explore Cricket betting markets. However, it is important to find the right bookmaker to suit your needs if you want to bet on the biggest events out there, and these are the traits that separate the good from the great.

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Navigation and ‘translation’

Every app worth downloading has a wide range of sports betting markets. However, some make the task of finding the desired sport much simpler by the use of icons that depict the most popular ones. Furthermore, with live, in-play odds an integral part of the mobile betting experience, the ability to stream events without any compromise in quality – and view live markets without disrupting the feed – is absolutely vital.

The best Cricket betting apps will stop at nothing to translate every feature from the desktop website without any compromise on quality or usability. Cricket is no exception, with all of the niche markets related to the sport – such as Over/Under fours and sixes – accessible during pre-match and in-play situations. Users should also be able to opt in to receive push notifications about special offers and new promotions, which can ensure optimal value throughout the betting experience.

Vital statistics

Sites that can claim to be one of the best betting apps for Cricket will always strive to provide an impressive range of facts, and statistics of similar detail to the online version of Wisden’s almanack.

In turn, these can be used to place pre-match bets, and in-play wagers with confidence. While football and horse racing may take centre stage, Cricket should never be ignored to the degree it is in many cases, with the major teams around the world enjoying rich head-to-head history going back more than a century.

For instance, no individual series between two nations is as celebrated or as important as The Ashes, and the best betting apps for Cricket will stop at nothing to capitalise on its global popularity. This enjoys great prominence with bookmakers, and their respective apps, in the days leading up to the first match of a five-game series. Naturally, bookmakers with a presence in both Australia and the United Kingdom enjoy a lot of action in the Cricket section during Ashes season.

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Transparency in generosity

Reputation aside, a betting app’s primary pull factor is the offer of free bets and/or matched bet bonuses. People less familiar with the finer elements of wagering on Cricket often view pages that detail trusted operators offering a betting bonus. The term ‘free bet’ can sometimes confuse, as they invariably require the user to make an initial deposit and a wager. With matched bet bonuses, the bookmaker will partially or completely cover a wager up to a certain amount. The catch is that users will need to wager a certain amount before withdrawing any winnings gained thereafter. Review sites like the above can be particularly useful in deciphering such information, as they gather it and put it in one place.

Conclusion

The main strength of Cricket betting is its sense of diversity, from slow-paced Test cricket to the hard-hitting white ball variation, and the best betting apps for Cricket will unfailingly try to cater for all tastes. Cricket events themselves have evolved in tandem with the development of betting apps, and markets therein that concern them.

In that regard, the World Cup in particular certainly offers an intensive wagering experience, and will especially continue to do so if the 2019 tournament’s format is used again in the future. Though the format can vary between tournaments, the last World Cup saw ten teams face each other in a single round-robin before the semi-finals, ensuring that nobody could claim to have an ‘easy’ group in the first phase. The heightened potential for twists and shocks ensured that bookmakers expanded upon their usual Cricket markets, and created a precedent to further augment their markets and offers relating to club level Cricket.

At club level itself, the Indian Premier League is now a popular draw on western shores. With some of the world’s best talents coming from all four corners of the globe, and mixing their skills with local talents, the IPL steals the limelight. The yearly IPL auction is a major event in itself and can make or break a potential cricketing destiny, with the tides potentially turning on a single high-profile signing.

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