Richard Clarke is a cricket writer and author based just outside London. He is a columnist for The Cricket Paper and publishes the only free, weekly, email newsletter on county cricket. You can find Richard's cricket alter-ego, The Grumbler, on Twitter (@The_Grumbler). In 2020, he wrote Last-Wicket Stand, a semi-autobiographical tale about the multiple crises enveloping the English game and the challenges of midlife. It is much better than it sounds, honest!
Richard has been a betting writer for Betfair and The Sportsman. But he's also had real jobs. After freelancing as a sports journalist on national newspapers in England, he was appointed the first website editor at Arsenal FC in 2002. He would go on to manage all content at the Premier League giants until 2015. He has also worked at football organisations in the USA, Indonesia, Philippines and the UAE. Currently, Richard leads a Masters degree in Sports Media and Marketing at a specialist sports business university while running his consultancy, Sports Content Strategy.
A passionate Essex fan, his hero is Graham Gooch. Richard was at Headingley in 1991 when the moustachioed maestro hit an unbeaten 154 against a West Indies attack including Roberts, Holding, Garner and Croft in their prime. It is considered one of the greatest innings of all-time. These days, Richard enjoys nothing more than sitting at Chelmsford on a chilly Tuesday morning in September watching Sir Alastair Cook effortlessly clipping another four off his hips. Whatever makes him happy.
Ed Hawkins is a one of the most respected cricket betting analysts in the world and has more than 20 years of experience of finding winning bets. He began cricket tipping for the Racing Post - considered to be the UK’s betting bible - in the 2000s and quickly developed a reputation for shrewd and innovative analysis.
For the last ten years he has been writing for betting.betfair and has never failed to return a profit in each of those years. He has refined his analysis while working for betting.betfair, favouring the combination of cold, hard data and the all important ‘eye’ analysis of watching matches and players. Increasingly he will require multiple planets coming in to line to expose a wrong price from a bookmaker to ensure that the gambler can be absolutely confident that he or she is taking a wrong price.
He has developed tried and trusted strategies and methods across the betting markets to help gamblers make sensible options and has challenged the cliché rationale for bets being struck.
Hawkins is also a renowned author. Ed has written nine books relating to sport, including the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy. This was an in-depth expose of the anatomy of the illegal cricket betting industry in India. This led to him advising the ECB, MCC and ICC on the threat of match-fixing in cricket.
His most recent book was a work with Michael Holding, the legendary former West Indies fast bowler. Why We Kneel, How We Rise interviewed some of the most iconic Black athletes, including Usain Bolt, Naomi Osaka and Thierry Henry among others, to help tell the story of the centuries-old dehumanisation of a race of people. It won multiple prizes, including the biggest in sports publishing, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
Having carved a niche for himself as both an astute analyst and an enthusiastic aficionado of the sport, Ben Brown is the founder of Cricket Betting. He has steadily transformed the platform into a trusted hub for cricket enthusiasts and betting aficionados alike.
Ben seeks to bridge the gap between genuine cricket analysis and betting insights. Recognizing the lack of comprehensive resources in this sphere, he birthed Cricket Betting, a website that now caters to a global audience, offering them critical insights, tips, and reviews on the best betting strategies.
Ben's expertise shines through in his role as the editor of sportsbook reviews. His has an in depth grasp of cricket's rich history and subtleties, establishes him as a leading voice in cricket literature. His reviews artfully intertwine his profound reverence for the sport with a hands-on comprehension of betting intricacies, marking them as essential reads for those venturing into the universe of cricket betting.
In the midst of all his professional commitments, Ben remains a fervent cricket fan at heart following Australia, Perth Heat and the Chennai Super Kings.
Manish Khorgade brings a wealth of knowledge in cricket and stats to the world of cricket betting. He was hooked on cricket as a 9-year-old back in 1992 during the ODI World Cup. Those iconic semi-finals watched along with his father left an indelible mark on him. He hasn't left cricket since. Or, more appropriately, it's the other way around.
About 13 years into the IT industry, he decided to shift base and follow cricket, wherever it might take him. Manish started with content writing for various publications. He, along with his friends, created GameOfStats - a statistics portal for fantasy sports enthusiasts - helping them create stats-based fantasy teams. He is currently a jack of all things and master of a few on this very portal - cricket-betting.com.
Being a stats expert, he spends time understanding the odds provided by the sportsbooks for various markets. He is astounded by how very little has been done when it comes to using cricket stats in predicting the outcome of an event. He aspires to change that.
Manish loves it when an underdog wins the game. He doesn’t have any favourite cricketers. Only the ones that inspire him more than others. He considers MS Dhoni to be the closest to a perfect sportsman - Brains, Brawn and Nerves. He also thinks Ben Stokes is a superstar and that Ravindra Jadeja should have some fielding drills named after him.
Manish wishes to visit major sports venues across the world. Until then he is busy talking, writing, analyzing, and debating all things cricket.
Sarah always loved storytelling and cricket gave her the opportunity to narrate tales about the beautiful sport while allowing her to immerse into insightful cricket analysis. She started following cricket as a teenager, with the emotions of the game along with it’s captivating ebbs and flows.
Over the years, she has covered a wide range of sports, but cricket holds a special place in her heart. Writing about cricket began as a hobby where she would contribute articles to school magazines. Little did she expect to find her bylines on some of the most prestigious sports publications a few years on.
Sarah doesn’t shy away from voicing her opinions, especially the unpopular ones. It doesn’t matter whether is it MS Dhoni or Rohit Sharma, she has speared none, despite being on the receiving end of some social media trolls.
Kohli is the GOAT, but Leander Paes is Sarah’s all-time favourite sporting hero. She believes in the power of sports to unite people and create unforgettable moments, and ever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of that journey.
Sarah’s love for food is second only to Cricket. If not watching a game, she’s cooking, baking, or trying out items on the menu not many would dare to. Ever had Prawn Kheer? That’s me.
Rohit Sankar, a dedicated cricket enthusiast renowned for his keen statistical insights, has a professional background spanning over six years in the field. His expertise has been widely recognized through his contributions as a freelance writer, with his work featured in esteemed publications such as Wisden, Cricbuzz, The Independent, The Cricketer, The Hindu, Mumbai Mirror, The Quint, News18, Firstpost, and Sportskeeda.
With a profound understanding of data and analytics, Rohit transitioned into the world of cricket after a successful six-year career in the IT industry. His analytical acumen has proven invaluable in his roles, both past and present. He has been instrumental in driving engagement and content strategy for various cricket platforms, including Cricket Properties Limited and Engage Digital Partners for the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Currently, Rohit holds a pivotal role at Engage Digital Partners, where he is a huge part of the digital initiatives for the ICC's official website and social media channels.
Beyond his writing prowess, Rohit has demonstrated his multifaceted talents by managing a cricket-focused website. His responsibilities encompass content curation, editing, performance analytics, concept ideation, freelance writer management, search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, and the implementation of tools to augment organic website traffic. His ability to generate original and innovative ideas has solidified his presence as a prominent figure in the cricket domain.
Prasenjit Dey stands as an accomplished and widely recognized sports journalist, garnering acclaim for his exceptional contributions to the field. With a prolific career characterized by insightful reporting and compelling narratives, he has firmly established himself as a prominent figure in sports journalism.
Having penned articles for prestigious platforms including Cricbuzz, The Hindu, The Quint, Fancode, and the Cricketer, Prasenjit's body of work reflects his versatility and profound passion for sports. His bylines across these reputable websites are a testament to his ability to cover a diverse range of sporting events with eloquence and precision.
One of the crowning achievements of Prasenjit's career is his association with the International Cricket Council (ICC). He had the privilege of providing coverage for not just one, but two Cricket World Cups on the ICC's digital platform. This invaluable experience allowed him to offer firsthand accounts of the exhilarating matches and iconic moments that define cricket's global stage.
In addition to his writing prowess, Prasenjit Dey assumes a pivotal role in the management and day-to-day operations of a prominent cricket website. His commitment and dedication extend beyond the newsroom, showcasing his multidimensional talents within the realm of sports journalism.
As an independent sports journalist, Prasenjit Dey continues to inspire and inform readers with his perceptive reporting and profound analysis. His ability to capture the essence of sporting events and convey the emotions of athletes and fans alike sets him apart as an extraordinary storyteller in the world of sports.
With a promising trajectory ahead, Prasenjit Dey remains a prominent name to watch for those seeking top-tier sports coverage delivered with the dedication and expertise of a true professional. His unwavering commitment to excellence continues to leave an indelible mark on the industry.
Once upon a time, in the unpredictable world of cricket, where googlies spun like a caffeinated hamster on a wheel, I found myself. I may be the COO of a different company by day, but by night (and weekends and any other free moment), I transform into the Cricket Oracle Extraordinaire.
With over 500 articles on cricket predictions, I'm practically the Nostradamus of the cricketing world. My secret? I once worked on an oil rig. Yes, you read that right. I was on a giant floating metal beast in the middle of the ocean, and I thought, "If I can survive this, I can definitely predict whether Virat Kohli will score a century or just grab a quick chai break."
And if that wasn't enough, I'm currently running an edtech startup with more than 100 clients. Managing cricket predictions and an edtech empire, you might wonder how I do it all. Well, it's simple: I've learned to multitask like a wicketkeeper trying to catch a ball, balance like a spinner on a turning pitch, and strategize like a captain setting up field placements.
Life's funny that way, juggling corporate responsibilities and my cricketing passion. But hey, isn't that what makes it all the more interesting? After all, who else can say they've nailed both a sales pitch and a cricket match prediction in the same day? COO-Predictor, signing off – until the next wicket falls!
An hour before the official kick-off time of the 1st ODI match between South Africa and England, fans left disheartened with the decision of the match being postponed.
The 3rd Test of the India vs England series, currently locked at 1-1, promises a thrilling cricket spectacle with expert analysis from Ed, John, Manish, and Ben, highlighting pivotal strategies and selected betting tips for an edge-of-the-seat match experience.
The T20 format, like Indian Premier League and SA20, have undoubtedly altered our perception of cricket. While the constitution of teams in T20 cricket and the IPL is radically different from anything previously known, the most significant shift has occurred in how games are played and sport is measured.