Crazy Cricket Offers on the World Cup

The eleventh Cricket World Cup will see 14 nations play 49 matches over 6 weeks. Bookmakers have gone bonkers for the tournament, providing numerous bonus offers and money back specials.

Love certainly wasn’t in the air this Valentine’s Day in many households around the country with February 14 marking the start of the Cricket World Cup. Cupid couldn’t have timed it any worse! Sorry ladies… we’ll have to reschedule restaurants and romantic dinners till April. For February and March men will rule the remote as they aim to catch every ball bowled, run scored, and wicket taken of Cricket’s Showpiece Event. Australia and New Zealand’s stadiums will take centre stage will take centre stage for 6 weeks but which nation will hold the trophy aloft come the 29th of March?

14 countries will play 49 games between them. 42 matches will be contested during the group phase and the remaining 7 in the knockout rounds, culminating in the final at the MCG. So… fancy a flutter on the World Cup then? Of course you do what an idiotic question… Plenty of Bookies have almost every market you can think of covered, while most will have multiple offers and promotions throughout the tournament. Here’s a few that will ‘bowl you over’…. Sorry about that pun ‘That’s just not cricket’… ok no more, promise!

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Crazy Cricket Offers

BetEasy have gone all patriotic for the competition with a bonus offer on all Australia’s group matches. Place a bet with the bookmaker on Australia’s Top Run Scorer in any of the Aussies group clashes and they’ll give you a Bonus Bet to place on Australia’s Top Wicket Taker for that same game. The hosts play 6 pool matches and with a maximum bonus wager of $25 per game that’s150 bucks worth of free bowling bets.

TopBetta, Sportsbet and Ladbrokes each have offers which include every match and they all involve backing someone to top score for their team. If you place a winning Top Batsman for his team bet in any match with TopBetta; the Bookmaker will increase your odds and payout by 50% if your wager is successful!

Sportsbet also have an offer involving picking a Top Run Scorer for his team. The Online Bookmaker will refund first losing bets on the market previously mentioned if your selection smashes a six. So not quite the ‘Six an Out” rule we play in the back yard when you hit it over the fence. So why not back a bloke to have big innings in any given match and if he at least clears the boundary you’ll know your money (maybe not the ball) will be coming back.

Ladbrokes have an offer on the same market; however this time if your Top Team run scorer selection is wrong they’ll give you your money back in the form of a Bonus Bet if he’s dismissed LBW or bowled! The Bonus bet refund is up to $100.

Only 5 nations have won the World Cup; the West Indies, India Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The latter has won the competition once along with Pakistan while West Indies and India have both claimed the Cup twice. Australia is aiming for a fifth triumph, having won the competition a remarkable 4 times in 10 attempts.