Thursday November 20, 2014
How much do you know about cricket? If you are at all familiar with the game on an international level you’ll know there is a series of one day international games throughout December this year. Many of them see Sri Lanka pitted against England, and while they begin on 26th November with the first one day international between these two teams, they carry on into December too.
The first of the December matches takes place on the 3rd December with the second one (the fourth of the series) on the 7th. After this the crucial dates are on the 10th, 13th and 16th December. The last date is for the 7th one day international.
The format for this type of cricket is a little different from the usual game. The idea is that a limited number of overs is granted for the game instead of carrying on until all the players are out. This means the match can take place in a single day instead of carrying on potentially for a much longer period of time. Typically speaking the number of overs will be 50, but it can vary.
There are only ten nations in the entire world that have the correct status to be able to play such a match. Obviously England and Sri Lanka are two of these, hence why they are involved in these matches. The big question of course is who will win the one day internationals between these two teams in 2014?
If you like to have the odd flutter you can do so on the ODI series this year between these two teams. For example you can decide whether Sri Lanka or England will be the team to win outright. It is also possible to guess who will be the top batsman for the Sri Lankan team. Do you have your eye on someone in particular you’d like to wager a pound or two on this year? You could even strike it lucky if you get the score correct for the entire series of matches.
Whether you decide to place a bet or not, you can sit back and enjoy a few days of entertaining cricket as the year approaches its end.