ENGLAND v SRI LANKA: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Saturday’s third T20 between ENGLAND v SRI LANKA with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


We move to Southampton on Saturday for the final T20 between England and Sri Lanka with all cricket bets 0% Commission on BETDAQ Betting Exchange today! England have dominated the series so far, easily winning the first two T20’s in Cardiff and it’s hard to see where Sri Lanka go from here. The English media are a fickle bunch, the criticism is that England games are boring now but let’s be honest, what can England do if Sri Lanka can only manage 129/7 and 111/7 batting first. England have won with plenty of balls to spare twice now, and it’s hard to see how Sri Lanka win at this stage.

England are trading around 1.14/1.15 again here. As I said in the second T20 preview, those prices are usually reserved for the top sides against the minnows, but given the loss of talent in recent years for Sri Lanka they are minnows in all bit name now. They need to suffer this bad spell and hopefully it stands to their young players in the future. There isn’t much else they can do. For all that the England media will suggest these games are boring, if Sri Lanka bat first we’re very unlikely to see a high score from them.

Given that England have already won the T20 series, we should see a few changes here. The T20 World Cup is getting close and this is an ideal chance for England to have a look at some players. I think they know what their best XI is, but they are still looking for who slots in where. Who bowls with the new ball, death overs and batting positions etc. As I said in the second T20, we might learn more if England bat first.


The players will enjoy moving to Southampton from Cardiff. Perhaps Sri Lanka can bat a bit better, however we usually see pace and bounce in the Southampton wicket too. We had some weather worries in the second T20, but the forecast looks good for this game. Having watched Sri Lanka bat twice, you’d have to say that we will see two very different scores here depending on who bats first. If Sri Lanka bat first we might be lucky to see 140+ and if England bat first it looks like they have 170/180 in the locker based on their chasing down of low scores with overs to spare.


Once again this looks like a straightforward win for England but there’s no point tipping a 1.14 shot. There’s plenty of angles here, if Sri Lanka bat first I feel there is very good value in backing the England openers for Top England Batsman – it’s hard to see Sri Lanka setting a big score and they will have a big edge. They came up short in the last game but Jason Roy actually wasn’t far away with just 17 runs. The Sri Lankan middle order looks pretty weak too, and with bigger boundaries I’m happy to have a small bet on Adil Rashid Top England Wicket Taker at 4.0. Spinners usually do well at this ground and we could see a lot of outfield catches with the boundaries.

The Edge Says:
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Once again we’re faced with two very different in-running strategies here. I think both result in a comfortable England win and it’s really difficult to see England trading 1.7+. Having watched the first two games, the only way I see England trading around those odds is if they bat first and lose plenty of wickets. Even then, what score can Sri Lanka chase? The market won’t want to be jumping on them looking at their batting, so the score would have to be pretty low. If Sri Lanka bat first, you’d assume another England train. They had a few wobbles chasing a low score in tricky conditions with the rain on Thursday, but it was never really in doubt England would win. Once again in-running trading could be limited in such a one sided game, and it’s England all the way again for me.