Last Updated on September 25, 2022
Fact checked by: Jesse M Cox
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. It can be usefully combined with 1st over total runs, which also utilize the over/under format, although understandably it can only be used in the 1st over of a cricket match. It is offered by the majority of the top bookmakers available.
The latter is the more common in over/under betting in cricket and is very much similar to an over/under goals score market in football. For more help betting cricket we put together a cricket betting strategy guide.
Over/under betting in cricket is also prominent when it comes to in-play markets as parameters can be set per over. Other examples of bet types in cricket that can be used in conjunction with scoring would be point spread, most 6s 1st over, most match sixes and much more. It’s always useful to check and combine different bet types to see which combinations you can take advantage of.
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.
As mentioned above, there are a number of markets attached to over/under betting in cricket offered by plenty of the legal bookmakers you can find through our site.
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. Interestingly, can also be paired with Batsman matches bets – a “duel” between two batsman to see who finishes with the most runs.
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.
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.