What to Bet on with the Afghanistan Cricket Team
The Afghanistan national cricket team feature in every form of the game. It means there will be regular chances to bet on them.
It is the shorter formats that the Afghanistan team has achieved its most notable results but they continue to be competitive and develop in Test cricket too. Let’s look closer at the different formats that you will see them play.
Betting on Afghanistan in Test Matches
Afghanistan will usually be considered underdogs in the majority of Test matches they play.
It does mean there could be some big prices for them to win Test matches and following them will give you a good idea about when to bet on them for the victory.
They secured a historic first Test match win when beating Ireland in March 2019 and built on that when claiming success over Bangladesh in a one-off Test tour in September 2019. They continue to improve as a Test-playing nation and keeping track of their progress could be worthwhile.
Place a Bet on Afghanistan in ODIs
The Afghanistan international cricket team are stronger in limited-overs cricket.
They made their World Cup debut when Australian and New Zealand hosted the 2015 tournament. The event saw the Afghanistan side compete in the group stages alongside the likes of India, Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Despite failing to get beyond the opening round in 2015, they did win their first World Cup match with a one-wicket victory against Scotland.
Following Afghanistan in ODI cricket could also offer good value for betting when the right opportunity presents itself.
Betting on Afghanistan in T20 Matches
Afghanistan have progressed into the top 10 rankings in the world in T20 internationals and have enjoyed making good progress in this form of the game.
Afghanistan eventually booked their place at the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 with a win over the United Arab Emirates, guaranteeing their trip to the West Indies.
They are at their strongest in this format and have it in their locker to cause more upsets. The India vs Afghanistan (Ind vs Afg) fixture should be particularly popular at the next T20 World Cup.
Popular Markets when Betting on Afghanistan from India
Whatever the format Afghanistan are playing, there will be a good choice of markets on offer.
Here are just a few of those you will often see with online betting sites:
- To win the match – Will Afghanistan secure the overall victory?
- Top team batsman – Which player will score the most runs for their side?
- Top team bowler – Will Rashid Khan will take the most wickets?
- Man of the match – Which player will be handed this award at the end of the match?
- Performance points – Points based on wickets taken, runs scored and catches made.
- Total fours – Bet on the number of fours hit over the course of the contest
- Total sixes – Place a wager on how many sixes will be hit
As well as the variety offered with pre-match betting, there is all the chance to place bets while the game is taking place thanks to live cricket betting.