Bet on cricket with Betway

Cricket is one of South Africa’s most popular sports and sees thousands of fans flock to stadiums around the country to watch the Proteas as they take on some of the best teams in the world. Whether it’s a 5-day Test match, a One Day International, or an adrenaline-fueled T20 clash, you’d be hard-pressed to find an empty seat in the stands.

Bet on cricket with Betway and feel the thrill of every run, every wicket and every dot-ball. Betway doesn’t just like cricket, we love it and we offer some of the best cricket betting odds in South Africa. Register a new Betway account today and get a R25 Sign Up Bet to start betting on cricket online.

How to bet on cricket

If you’re looking for the best place for cricket betting in South Africa, then you’ve come to the right place. We offer some of the best live and pre-match odds on everything from the IPL, BBL, Mzansi Super League, internationals and domestic competitions. If you’re passionate about cricket, and can’t wait to place your first bet, simply follow these easy steps to get started.

  1. Sign up or log into your Betway account
  2. Click the Cricket icon on the homepage
  3. Find the tournament or series you’d like to bet on
  4. Choose your preferred fixture
  5. Select an outcome
  6. Add your bet amount and click Bet Now to confirm

If you want to bet on the action as it happens, visit our live betting page where the odds update after each ball is bowled, putting you in the perfect position to place a well-informed bet.

Popular cricket bets

There are hundreds of different bets you can place on cricket. Whether you want to back the best batsman, or simply pick a winner, there is a market that suits you. These are some of the most popular cricket Bet Types:


Simple and straight forward, placing a “Winner” bet means you’re choosing the team that you think will win the match. For T20 matches, this bet usually includes the Super Over. For Test matches, you’ll be given a chance to place a Match Result (1X2) bet where you can either bet on one of the teams to win, or bet on the match to end in a draw.

Team with Top Batter

With all the changes in the laws of the game, cricket is slowly becoming a batsman’s game, and now, you can take advantage of that and bet on the team that you think will have the highest scoring batsman. But it doesn’t end there, you can also bet on the player you think will score the most runs.


In Overs/Unders betting you’re betting on the combined total number of various scores both teams will accumulate in the match. There are a number of Overs/Unders bets you can place on cricket including the number of runs, wickets, fours, sixes, run outs, catches, stumpings and more.

Cricket betting tips

With so many different markets and Bet Types, sometimes choosing the right bet can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a helping hand, head over to the Betway Insider Blog for expert cricket betting tips and detailed news. If you prefer to analyse the data yourself and come up with the perfect bet, our Stats Centre has every statistic you need to craft the perfect bet.

The world’s most popular cricket tournaments

At first, Test cricket was the most popular form of the game, and to some it still is and is considered the “purist” form of cricket. Then, the shorter, One Day format, was introduced 100 overs jam-packed into one day’s worth of action, and now, we’re treated to some of the most exciting T20 tournaments we have ever seen. Fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled action that is over in less than six hours.

With Betway, you can bet on all of the most popular cricket tournaments including:

  1. The Cricket World Cup
  2. T20 World Cup
  3. The Champions Trophy
  4. The IPL
  5. Big Bash
  6. The Mzansi Super League
  7. The Vitality Blast
  8. and so much more

Why Betway

Our easy to navigate website gives you a seamless sports betting experience that can’t be matched anywhere else. Added to that, our world-class app lets you take the action with you anywhere you go.

With the most competitive odds on all of the world’s most popular sports and tournaments and the ability to Build a Bet by combining up to 10 outcomes from one match into a single bet, betting with us is an unmatched experience that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else.

Betting support

If you need any help with any aspect of your account including placing a bet on cricket, you can Contact Us and one of our friendly and professional support staff will get you on the right track.

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