THE EDGE: The Edge previews the Cricket World Cup match between PAKISTAN v NETHERLANDS with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
Pakistan v Netherlands
The Cricket World Cup continues on BETDAQ Betting Exchange with a David v Goliath clash on Friday as Pakistan take on the Netherlands. Pakistan will be fully expected to win this game, and they are trading as short as 1.06 at the time of writing so it’s fair to say that the market is very confident! The Netherlands have struggled so far in their warm-up games in India, even getting beaten by domestic sides, but they do have a lot of talent in their squad – they came through a very tough qualifying process, and they also did very well (for their level) at the T20 World Cup too.
I feel the Netherlands will shock someone at some stage through the tournament, but it is hard to know when that performance comes. They have some exceptional bowlers, but the batting is a worry. They gained great experience in the ODI Super League and it’s a huge blow for the Netherlands that tournament is now gone in the latest change to the calendar by the ICC. Pakistan actually toured the Netherlands in 2022 – they were the last side to tour the Netherlands actually because Netherlands men had no home International games last summer due to money and/or no help from the ICC with their schedule. That is the major problem for the Netherlands now without the ODI Super League – no big nation is going to tour for ODI’s.
While Pakistan won all three ODI’s that summer, they were closer than expected at times. Netherlands put up a good fight, and Pakistan traded at much bigger prices than 1.06. We all know Pakistan had have a wobble, especially with the bat. It’s hard to see past them winning eventually, but we could get some drama here.
WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:
We’re at Hyderabad on Friday, and most cricket fans will know this ground well from the IPL. It hasn’t really been a popular ground for India to play ODI cricket at – you have to go all the way back to 2014 to get a sample of three games! New Zealand played here against India in January, and India posted 349/8 to win by 12 runs. That was a very high scoring game, but obviously there is a gulf in class between the sides here – it’s hard to see the Netherlands posting a massive score like that. And while the Netherlands do have some great bowlers, if Pakistan could see off the new ball then we might see a big score from them! I would keep an open mind on a par score when there’s such a gap between the sides.
This is definitely not a game for big stakes with Pakistan trading 1.06 from the start. As I said above, they won all three ODI’s when they toured the Netherlands in 2022 but the Netherlands did make the games closer than expected. They had a chance to win the final ODI too, but Pakistan won at the death. I feel the best option here is to back the Netherlands at 15.5 or bigger if they win the toss and bowl first with the plan to trade out after 10 to 20 overs depending on conditions. It’s a very low stake trade, but Pakistan did have issues with visas getting into India and they could get the tournament a bit slowly.
The Edge Says:
One point win (to trade) Netherlands to beat Pakistan (if Netherlands bowl first) at 15.5 with Betdaq Exchange
View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/PakNed
There’s been a lot of rain around for the warm-up games, so do keep an eye on the radar and see does that throw up any in-play opportunities. I mentioned my trading strategy above in my recommended bet – I feel that’s the only angle here. I think if Netherlands are going to have a chance, they have to bowl first and have success with the new balls. Otherwise it’s hard to see past a 1.01 train here.