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

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Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

MATCH OVERVIEW:

Another week begins at the Cricket World Cup on BETDAQ Betting Exchange, and we kick it off with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka in Delhi. We ticking ever closer towards the end of the group stage now, but unfortunately for these two sides they aren’t playing for a top four spot. This would have been a dead rubber before the ICC told us mid-tournament about the qualifying rules for the Champions Trophy. Bangladesh are currently missing out with only one win from their seven games, but this is a huge game as they are only two points behind Sri Lanka.

Both sides have a pretty poor net run rate which clearly doesn’t help, however Bangladesh are in a worse position than Sri Lanka in that regard. Even though they have been so poor, you’d have to fancy England to come good – they still have to play Netherlands too. Netherlands have done amazingly well at this World Cup, winning two games for the first time ever – that won’t be good enough though, and games against England and India will likely see Netherlands finishing in the bottom two. If England finally creep up the table – but they are rock bottom at the moment, that basically leaves one of these sides missing out on the Champions Trophy.

The stakes couldn’t be higher here then, despite neither side putting up a decent showing in this tournament. As I said with England, it’s one thing to have a poor showing at a major tournament but it’s another thing to completely miss one. Especially for Sri Lanka with their history of actually winning major global tournaments.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

Most of the talk about conditions coming into this game has been about the air pollution in Delhi. It can get very bad in Delhi, and ICC are apparently “monitoring the situation.” Sri Lanka had to cancel a training session, while Bangladesh cancelled a daytime session and opted to train at night. It’s not an ideal situation by any means, but this is par for the course for Delhi – we’ve been here before. The word is that the air pollution is supposed to last until Tuesday; the umpires are going to take it as any other weather condition, so we might actually not have a game here. This will be the last game here, and the first inning scores have been 428/5 (won), 272/8 (lost), 284 all out (won) and 399/8 (won). Only England have flopped here really – I’d expect good batting conditions.


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It really isn’t a good situation with the air pollution, and I feel this is a game for small stakes with that in mind. Neither side would inspire confidence given the way they have played throughout the tournament. Bangladesh have one more loss compared to Sri Lanka, and in fairness Sri Lanka have played the better cricket marginally. Their bowling has been pretty weak though, and that could be a huge factor here. I wouldn’t have a huge amount of confidence in Bangladesh, especially after losing to the Netherlands but I like them at 2.6 from a value point of view. I just feel Sri Lanka are a little short as there isn’t much between the sides.

The Edge Says:
One point win Bangladesh to beat Sri Lanka at 2.6 with Betdaq Exchange.

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


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

I have to say with both sides missing training sessions and the air pollution forecast to still be in place on Monday, it’s hard to look at an in-running strategy given we could actually have a Duckworth Lewis situation here or anything like that. I feel this is very much a react to what happens on the field. If we’re just going off the wicket, I’d expect very good conditions for batting here. As I said above, only England flopped here – otherwise we’ve had big scores or scores chased down very quickly.



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