THE EDGE: The Edge previews the second ODI between England v Ireland with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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After the 1st ODI was a wash out, England and Ireland hopefully start their ODI series on Saturday on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. Thankfully the weather forecast is much better for Trent Bridge, but it was the outfield that caused all the issues at Headingley. The communication to the fans sitting in the stands was very poor throughout the day, and sometimes cricket just doesn’t help itself. We need more honest updates announced; for example “another inspection at 4pm because the umpires are worried about damp patches on the bowlers run-ups” instead of just another inspection and another inspection!

The 1st ODI rained off would have impacted England’s plans too. Joe Root was hoping to play to find some form in ODI’s ahead of the World Cup. He has opted to rest along with the main England XI this week after the ODI series against New Zealand. This is basically a second England XI; but it’s a sign of what strength in depth England have in the white ball format that this side would go off favourite against most nations outside India and Australia. Jason Roy was given the chance to replace Root in the squad, but he has opted out after the “hammer blow” of being replaced in the ODI World Cup squad for Harry Brook. One wonders if Roy has played his last ODI for England – he’s first reserve to open the batting in the World Cup if someone gets injured but I would suggest he’ll retire from ODI cricket should he not feature.

It will be interesting to see how Ireland deal with this England second XI. Ireland have the talent for an upset if they can put everything together. They have one of the best ODI batsmen in the rankings in Harry Tector and the likes of Curtis Campher and George Dockrell lead the power hitting. They’ll need to improve their death bowling though which has let them down so many times before. An interesting game waits.


As I said above, thankfully the weather forecast is much better at Trent Bridge on Saturday and we should definitely get a game in. It still might pay to keep an eye on the radar at this time of year though! There’s been a very long gap in International ODI cricket here with the last ODI way back in 2019. That was the ODI World Cup that England won, and we had some very high scoring games. Trent Bridge is usually a high scoring ground, and the side that bats first will surely need 300+ to have a chance of defending it.


I recommended a small bet on Ireland for the 1st ODI, and with that game rained off I feel it’s worth taking a chance on them again at 6.6 or bigger. As I said above, they have the talent if they can put everything together. This is definitely an England side who haven’t had time to gel together, and they might not know their best bowling/batting order given it’s a completely different squad to their usual ODI’s. We should have good batting conditions, and hopefully Ireland can make the game closer than the odds suggest.

The Edge Says:
One point win Ireland to beat England at 6.6 with Betdaq Exchange

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Trent Bridge is usually a ground that you want to support the batting side – I would just wait and confirm conditions are good for batting, it is September after all and we’re nearly at the end of the English season, but if conditions are like usual then I would only look for trades on either batting side. We saw scores close to 400 here at the ODI World Cup. I would be keen to support Curtis Campher and George Dockrell while batting for Ireland – another lower order hitter in great form this season is Mark Adair don’t be surprise if he smashes a few sixes.

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