THE EDGE: The Edge previews the Cricket World Cup clash between AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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Australia v England

MATCH OVERVIEW:

We have another cracking fixture at the Cricket World Cup on BETDAQ Betting Exchange this Saturday as Australia meet England. This should be a fascinating game, as it always generally is between the Ashes sides when it’s an important game with meaning. Australia are still looking to lock in their Semi-Final spot, but they are pretty much there. For England this tournament has been a total disaster – and then it could get even worse because they could actually miss out on the Champions Trophy.

We only found out about Champions Trophy qualification on Sunday, and because the ECB had a change at management level, the England squad actually found out with the rest of us that if they didn’t finish in the top seven (plus Pakistan as hosts) they would miss out. Whatever about performing this way at a major tournament, missing out would be a huge embarrassment. Don’t forget England are the current holders of the ODI and T20 World Cups! Eoin Morgan asked the question on Sky Sports was there anything going on behind the scenes in the dressing room; surely there is. We’ll probably only find out what after the tournament has finished.

Perhaps the Champions Trophy will focus England minds. They need something. It goes without saying that Australia have played the better cricket at the World Cup, and after a start that could have caused panic with back-to-back losses against India and South Africa, they have bounced back nicely with four wins. As the saying goes, you don’t become a bad team overnight so Australia will still have to produce a top class performance to beat England. It’s rarely not interesting when these two meet, and we should have a fascinating game.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

We’re back in Ahmedabad, the worlds largest cricket stadium. So far we have had glamour fixtures here; the first game of the tournament, Pakistan v India and now Australia v England. England got conditions wrong here in the opening game; they batted too slowly and New Zealand chased down their 282/9 with 82 balls to spare. That result kind of set the tone for their tournament to be honest. India also kept Pakistan down to a low score and chased easily – I would suggest whoever wins the toss will bowl first. Ahmedabad has been high scoring for T20’s, but it seems putting up a big score in the first innings has proven tricky.


RECOMMENDED BET:

Australia are the favourites at 1.61, and I still feel there’s good value in their price. England just haven’t been good enough at this tournament and there aren’t many positives. Their batters and bowlers have been out of form; it’s not even like there’s one part of their game you want to take on – it’s both! Australia have been playing solid cricket and ticking their boxes. Their batting has been in much better form, and while usually they struggle to play spin in India they shouldn’t have any issues against the England attack. I feel this will be one way traffic for Australia.

The Edge Says:
Three points win Australia to beat England at 1.61 with Betdaq Exchange.

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


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

As I said above, there aren’t many positives with this England side. You could say the bowling was decent against India, but when India bowled it was obvious it was actually a very good score – England still lost by 100 runs with the ball turning square. Their batting has been very poor at times – obviously Afghanistan and Sri Lanka losses stand out there. The batting conditions would have been good in Bangalore too and England were all out for 156 batting first. I would find it very hard to support the England batting, and they are more than likely worth taking on again. The Aussie batting on the other hand has been very solid, and they should go well. It seems at this World Cup, bowling first might give a slight edge so that’s an angle to work with.



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