One Day International cricket, also referred to as limited overs cricket, is a shortened version of test cricket. Unlike test cricket ODI games can be played under floodlights, adding a unique feel to the format.
The format of One Day International cricket allows a maximum of 100 overs, with each team allotted a maximum of 50 overs for batting. Each team has one opportunity to bat and another to bowl, with the highest score winning the match.
One Day International cricket represents the bulk of cricket played by the top teams of the sport. Each team competes in several series every year, sometimes involving three or more teams. The One Day International format is also used for the Cricket World Cup.
One Day International cricket has a significant following in several countries, and attracts large crowds and television audiences in Asia and the Commonwealth nations.
One Day International Cricket Betting
There are numerous cricket betting opportunities available during a One Day International series. Depending on the emphasis a particular sportsbook places on cricket, punters can access anywhere between 4 and 20 betting options per match.
The Cricket World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy are major sports events and attract special attention from UK bookmakers. Ante-post betting markets on tournament winners run well in advance of each event, and punters can look forward to a good selection of betting specials during these events.
One Day International Championships
Each cricket playing nation with full ODI status is permitted to arrange its own fixtures against other national teams. There is no official long-term championship, although teams are ranked by the ICC according to an ODI Championship table.
The biggest events in one day cricket are organised by the International Cricket Council, and include: