Test Cricket Betting
Test cricket is one of the most popular forms of cricket for betting, and it represents a distinctly different challenge than the other formats of the game. The world has ten different test playing teams including: Australia, England, South Africa, the West Indies, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
Test cricket is the highest level of cricket and it is famous for having matches that last anywhere between 3 and 5 days. The purpose of test cricket is to force teams to have to bowl out the opposition in order to ensure victory. A team can be losing a test by 500 runs but if the opposing side can’t bowl them out completely by stumps on the final day, then the match is declared a draw.
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Test cricket betting is particularly popular with bookmakers in England, Australia and New Zealand. When England and Australia face off in the semi-annual tournament called The Ashes, it represents one of the biggest betting events on the world calendar.