THE EDGE: The Edge previews the Cricket World Cup clash between NEW ZEALAND v BANGLADESH with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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New Zealand v Bangladesh

MATCH OVERVIEW:

The Cricket World Cup roles on, and New Zealand face Bangladesh on BETDAQ Betting Exchange in Chennai on Friday. New Zealand started the tournament with a bang as they hammered the holders England, and we’ve had plenty of action with a record World Cup chase from Pakistan against Sri Lanka. Many fans have been commenting that the ODI format is dying because it’s too easy to predict who is going to win from a long way out in the game. That is definitely an issue when you have one sided games, but you can’t beat a tense finish in an ODI when we get there. We have blow outs in T20 too!

After hammering Afghanistan in their opening game, Bangladesh were firmly put in their place by England at the start of the week. England are one of the tournament favourites, and it will be more interesting to see how Bangladesh fare against New Zealand. However, New Zealand have been excellent so far – who says we won’t see New Zealand in the Final again! They might lack the big names and blockbuster talent of the likes of India but they know how to deal with a tournament like this! Their record speaks for itself. They will be the heavy favourites here, but you’d have to say conditions might suit Bangladesh in Chennai.

You’d also have to say this is a must win game for Bangladesh, even at this early stage of the tournament. They’ve already been beaten by England and you’d expect them to lose against India, Australia – that leaves them having to beat New Zealand and South Africa to have a chance at the Semi-Finals.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

This is the second game at Chennai, and you’d expect reasonably tricky scoring conditions. I don’t think we’ll be getting 400+ in the first innings or nearly 350 chased down here! India bowled Australia out for 199 in the first game here, and it took them just over 40 overs to chase it down after losing three early wickets. A score of 260 might even be competitive here; I would expect the spinners to do well as always. I know India lost early wickets in the chase, but it’s usually the spinners that do the damage here.


RECOMMENDED BET:

As you would expect New Zealand are pretty heavy favourites. They are trading around 1.33 at the time of writing and although we lost a small bet on Bangladesh against England, I think they are worth supporting again here. Only small stakes at 3.65 or bigger would be my recommendation. I feel their spinners will do very well here, and they do have an impressive pace attack these days too. New Zealand are a fantastic side and you couldn’t fault them so far, I just expect a closer game than the odds suggest and feel Bangladesh are the value bet.

The Edge Says:
One point win Bangladesh to beat New Zealand at 3.65 with Betdaq Exchange

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/NewBan


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

Judging by the India v Australia game here, you wouldn’t want to be on the batting side for long here! Even in what seemed a simple chase of 199 India lost three early wickets and had to grind it out. I would expect a reasonably low score in the first innings too, but the market will respect a score of 260 or more here in my opinion. If it looked tricky to bat in the first game here, it’s only going to get more tricky as the tournament goes on. Backing the side who bowls first is the best in-running option here, and then possibly switch at the innings break for a trade.



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