While most cricket fans have been watching the Olympics in order to engage in sports betting, a lucky few got to catch sight of Sachin Tendulkar in Rio. Tendulkar, of course, is a former Indian cricketer and national captain and is often regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport. Seeing the sight of such an influential cricketer raised obvious questions for fans of the sport. The most obvious being, what chances are there for cricket to become an Olympic sport?
While they may not be in the majority there are a fair share of online wagering fans who enjoy to gamble on a sport as storied and beloved as cricket. One upcoming match that is sure to give online wagering enthusiasts the opportunity to gamble on cricket is the matchup between the West Indies National Cricket Team and India’s own National Cricket Team. This Test will begin on Tuesday the 9th of August at 10:00 AM ET. The event will be held at the Beausejour Stadium located near Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. This will be the third Test of the 4 Test series with India holding the lead 1 – 0 – 1. Let’s have a quick recap of the first couple times these two countries went at it before we begin to breakdown their third matchup.
Will Darren Sammy’s exclusion affect West Indies cricket betting chances? That is what people who bet on cricket are wondering. The right-handed all-rounder, who bats right-handed and bowls medium-fast, led West Indies to two World T20 titles – in the process becoming the only captain to win the World T20 two times –, but the chairman of selectors just informed him that, after reviewing the T20 captaincy, his performances did not merit a place in the squad. Sammy announced the news in a video posted on his facebook profile. The cricketer said that he’s okay with the decision, as he is a firm believer that “West Indies cricket is not about Darren Sammy.” He wished the new captain the best of luck in taking West Indies cricket into the future.
As he nears the last innings of his impressive career and the cricket betting odds get exciting, Dale Steyn is adamant about not giving up white-ball cricket in order to improve his Test longevity. “When you start to come to the back end (of your career), people start to say 'maybe you should give up one (format) or give up the other."
A number of test cricket matches will be taking place in the second half of 2015. These will entail many of the world's most prominent cricket sides competing in the ultimate challenge of endurance and skill. These include the Ashes series that will bring Australia and England together.Continue Reading
The rivalry between India and Pakistan in test cricket matches has been very intense and strong. However, there have been many serious quarrels between the two countries that have made it to where they have not been able to face each other in cricket in recent time. Some efforts have been made with the intention of trying to start up another test cricket series between the two countries.Continue Reading
The 2015 Ashes test match will take place with five matches scattered around the months of July and August. The first match will be from July 8-12 at SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. The second test will be on July 16-20 at Lord's in London. There will be three more tests after that with locations in Birmingham, Nottingham and London.Continue Reading