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

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India v England

MATCH OVERVIEW:

India face England at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday, and this is a case of what could have been on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. This could have been one of the biggest games in the tournament, now it is effectively a dead rubber with India certain of a top four finish and England effectively out of the tournament. There has already been a lot of criticism about this tournament on social media; we’ve had a lot of one sided games and crowds have been very low – as we head towards the end of the group stage we could easily have a huge amount of meaningless games and that’s not a good look either.

Make no mistake about it, the ODI format is under pressure in International cricket. I wouldn’t be surprised if the big boards wanted the format gone altogether, but surely the smaller nations will want to keep it. It will be interesting to see the next few ICC meetings and what comes out. In regards to this game, England just haven’t been good enough at this World Cup. They have been embarrassed with their four losses; hammered by New Zealand and South Africa, while their batting completely flopped against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Obviously we’re going to have a big fallout and most of the media have been blaming the 50 over domestic game – the reality is England just don’t care about it. Their premier domestic 50 over competition is put on at the same time as the Hundred and nobody really plays it that would get close to International level.

Meanwhile India have been ticking off their games nicely. Always in control, superb with bat and ball. They are playing fantastic cricket – they have moved into clear favourites for the tournament now and it’s easy to see why. They look fantastic at the moment. Virat Kohli in superb form too is just a brilliant asset to have in the middle order. The only negative thing to say regarding India’s chances is that it’s a long tournament, could they have peaked too soon? Will we see a dip in form as we get close to the Semi-Finals?


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

We’re back in Lucknow on Sunday, and conditions here will suit India. Lucknow has been one of the slower wickets at this World Cup. We’ve had some incredible scoring conditions at other grounds and 400 runs has become the new target compared to 300! At Lucknow though that hasn’t been the case. The first inning scores here have been 311/7 (won), 209 all out (chased) and 262 all out (chased). The 311/7 was South Africa and they won by 134 runs. 300 is a massive score herein my opinion, and I would likely bat first.


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With England it’s very easy to just write them off, but you don’t become a bad team overnight. They have one of the most talented batting line-ups in the world, but the reality is that they aren’t firing at the moment, confidence is low and you’d think conditions won’t suit them here either. There’s a lot in India’s favour here, and it’s hard to get away from them at 1.52. India are just ticking all the right boxes at the moment, their batting and bowling has been going superbly well and it’s hard to see an out-of-form England side beating them. You wouldn’t be surprised to see another England collapse on a tricky surface.

The Edge Says:
Three points win India to beat England at 1.52 with Betdaq Exchange

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


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

Virat Kohli has been absolutely on fire at the World Cup so far, and he has been a rock in India’s middle order. It would be interesting to see what would happen if he fell early, and that could be an angle to lay India – their low-to-middle order hasn’t had much batting time so far and this can be a tricky surface. You really don’t want to support England with the bat at the moment, the collapse against Sri Lanka was a shambles so I would focus on looking for trading opportunities on either bowling side here. If India bat first and start well, we could easily have a 1.01 train.



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