Welcome to our Test Match Betting section of the website.
Everything you need to know about Test Match cricket can be found on this page, including tips, top betting markets, test playing nations, etc.
Cricket Test Match Betting
Popular Test match betting markets are
- Match Winner
- Top Run Scorer
- Top Bowler
- First Innings Lead
- Top Opening Partnership
- Method Of Dismissal
Test Match Betting Tips
Our cricket betting tips section will have the latest free tips on all upcoming Test matches.
Test Match Betting Odds
Our betting articles and Test previews will bring you the latest odds on test matches.
In Test cricket the draw is part of the betting, meaning there are 3 possible outcomes to the bet.
This is different to ODIs and T20s, where there are only two outcomes.
Test Match Betting Rules
Betting rules for Test cricket are pretty straight forward. As alluded to above, there are three outcomes to the main match bet. They are Team A/Draw/Team B.
A tie and a Draw are different when it comes to Test match betting
Be aware in Test cricket betting though. The Draw is actually a bet on the match not being concluded. It is a bet on No Result.
If Team A scores a total of 400 runs across 2 innings, and Team B scores a total of 400 runs across 2 innings (meaning both sides finish with 400 runs), the match is tied, not drawn. Meaning your bet on the draw has lost!
To put the tie into context, there has only ever been two in the history of Test cricket.
ICC Test Playing Nations
So who are the ICC Test Playing Nations?
There are currently 12 Test playing nations in world cricket. They are:-
- South Africa
- West Indies
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
Test status is awarded to cricketing nations by the ICC. Any match played without Test status is just classified as a first class match.
Popular Test Series
The biggest and most famous test match series of all is the Ashes, the series between England and Australia.
Rivalries are developing all the time in Test cricket, and India against Australia is now becoming an intense rivalry.
Test series are now better marketed, with names given to Test series. For example, India and Australia now play for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Betfair Cricket Trading
Using trading techniques you can make money on a particular betting market without actually betting on who you might think will win the Test match.
Betfair is the biggest betting exchange, with millions traded over the course of a Test match. This is what makes Betfair Cricket Trading such a big and popular betting event.
For example, you might know that it is likely to rain on Day 2 of a Test match, but you think there will be a win for one side or the other, as the pitch is a bit lively.
So what do you do? You back the draw late on Day 1 (assuming the odds are acceptable), and then when the rain sets in on Day 2, you will see the odds on the draw start to shorten. Once you see the price shorten, you lay it off for a risk free profit.
This is known as trading, and is a very popular method used for betting on cricket. Using this method, you don’t need to bet on who will win the Test match to make money.
Lay The Draw Cricket Trading
Another popular method of cricket trading, is too lay the draw.
To put it simply, you might think that a Test match will end with a winner, but you might not be too sure which team it will be. So you can lay the draw.
This is a simple, but effective method.