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Five reasons why we love cricket

This is the best-loved sport worldwide, after football. There’s a huge audience of cricket fans, over 2.5 billion fans, spread across 180 countries. And there are plenty of reasons we love cricket, but here we have listed five main reasons.

Every Location is Cricket Pitch

A lot of players grow up playing cricket on the streets, in their backyard, or even on the beach. It’s a game that can truly be played anywhere.  Regardless of the location, you can play cricket. This is why it has a huge fan base around the world.

Although there are some additional rules in some locations, generally, the basic rules apply wherever you play the game. Actually, Lasith Malinga, who is currently the T20 international captain of Sri Lanka, has started playing cricket on the beach with a tennis racket. Another great example is Wasim Akram, who has played on the streets with a taped ball. Hence, it really feels like a game that belongs to the people regardless of their nationality or living conditions.  Also, you don’t need a lot of equipment ( a bat and a ball will do) and you can play it with a partner in your garden. This is why people of ages enjoy it.

Betting

As this is a pretty thrilling sport, a lot of fans of betting place their bets on cricket matches. Naturally, you need to be familiar with cricket, get updates about the latest news and statics. But, it’s also important to choose a gaming platform wisely. You need to pick one that it’s not only reliable with a license from a reputable organization but also offers more options for betting online, like, for example, live betting.

 It’s important to compare different offers and promotions that give you a taste of what’s like to bet on the platform. Some platforms offer free bets, generous welcome package, matched deposit bonuses, among many other promotions. You also need to read the ‘Terms and Conditions’ regarding the bonuses and promotions offered on the site.

Another great feature is when a site also offers casino games, so you can have an equally exciting experience playing challenging games like poker, for example. Actually, a great site that offers the best of both worlds is Bet365. You can find more information about the latest Bet365 bonuses, and poker, on BCP.

Exciting Game

You really don’t know what will happen next. So, it’s definitely a game that keeps you on your toes. What’s more, the environmental conditions have an impact on the game. Indians are accustomed to playing in hot, humid conditions perfect for spin bowling, while players that play in dry conditions are better for a pace-heavy attack.

This means that teams need to adapt when they play on new terrain, and also this adds another layer of excitement for you as a spectator. Also, it’s hard to stay on the top or lose your optimism. The team might pull a miracle when you least expect, or lose a match and ruin your hopes for the World Cup.  Either way, there’s never a dull moment, that’s for sure.

Matches That Last All Day

Generally, cricket matches last from there to five days. In comparison to football or basketball, you have a suspenseful match that lasts at least six hours every day. However, there’s actually something for everyone, because since 2003, in England, there are one-day matches and Twenty 20. The team has 20 overs that need to complete in a test match. So, if anyone complained about cricket being slow, this format of the game is quite challenging and fast. This is a great choice for anyone that is new to cricket.

Famous Cricket Players

We can’t deny that popular cricket players are also some of the reasons why we love to watch cricket. Popular cricket players are bigger than the game itself; they are celebrated for their accomplishments and their presence in the game. Some popular names are  Sachin Tendulkar; he is well-known for being the greatest batsmen ever, while Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian National Team.

Other popular players are Steven Smith, Shane Warne, and Chris Gayle. They all have notable achievements in heir own right and gained success on an international level.  For a lot of people, these are heroes and the main reasons why they continue to watch cricket. They also invested in finding out who will be the next player who stands out.

Conclusion

In conclusion, cricket is definitely an interesting game, especially in India, but in other parts of the world as well. Whether you watch cricket because you want to bet online, or you have played the game, and now you’re an avid fan, cricket is certainly an indispensable part of your life. It will always bring people together whether it’s played on the streets or in the Cricket World Cup.

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