What is Over/Under (Cricket)?

Over/under betting in cricket can be two-fold in so much as it can represent a bet on the number of wickets a bowler takes, or the number of runs a batsman scores.

The latter is the more common in over/under betting in cricket and is very much similar to a over/under goals score market in football.

Over/under betting in cricket is also prominent when it comes to in-play markets as parameters can be set per over.

For example, a punter can bet on whether there will be over five runs scored in the next over at set odds as well as detailed down even further by betting on whether there will be over/under 0.5 runs from the next delivery.

How is Over/Under used in Sports Betting?

As mentioned above, there are a number of markets attached to over/under betting in cricket.

An example of the most common over/under betting would be to select Joe Root to score over 49.5 runs in an innings of a Test match against Australia.

If the England captain were to score just 49 runs and then be dismissed, then the bet would be a losing one, however, anything over 50 (a half-century) would be deemed a winning bet.

Of course, the innings has to be specified unless a market was taken for Joe Root to score over 49.5 runs throughout an entire match.

However, the odds would be significantly reduced in that case.

Did you know…

English batsman Herbert Sutcliffe boasts the highest average score of any Englishman to play the test match format.

After 84 innings, Sutcliffe’s average stood at 60.73 which was slightly better than Eddie Paynter who achieved 59.23 in far less innings of 31.

Alastair Cook has scored more runs than any other batsman with 12472 but this was achieved over 287 innings.

See also

Top Team Batsman

Top Team Bowler

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