Like all sports betting, cricket is a game of percentages. Favourites are favourites for a reason: because bookmakers are pretty sure they’ll win. Likewise, underdogs are not statistically likely to come out on top, so they get longer odds. Betting sites can afford the risk, as those bets are almost guaranteed not to win. Sometimes, however, an underdog will pull off a glorious upset. This leaves bookies glum but delights lucky punters.