THE EDGE: The Edge previews the second ODI between England v New Zealand with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
The New Zealand rugby team may have started their World Cup with a loss, but the cricket team are on a winning run in England as we continue the ODI series on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. After winning the last two T20’s to tie the series 2-2, New Zealand batted superbly on Friday to take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series. With all the talk about the ODI World Cup in India soon, some of the England players might be starting to feel the heat selection wise! Although Harry Brook got his chance to open the batting on Friday in Cardiff, and you’d have to say it didn’t go too well for him.
It was a very good wicket and nearly all of the English batters got a start bar Joe Root, but nobody went on to play a match winning knock. Malan, Stokes, Buttler and Livingstone all got 50’s but didn’t create that match winning impact. The New Zealand bowlers deserve credit because they took wickets consistently and finished off the innings very well. Then the batters couldn’t have done much better; hundreds from Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell meant New Zealand nearly had five overs spare. Perhaps a par score was 350.
England have drifted out a little after three impressive displays from England. It was nice to land our bet on New Zealand in the opening ODI, and I feel there’s still value there on New Zealand. England will change their batting line-up again here – I assume Jason Roy will return, and maybe they’ll move Harry Brook down the order. There’s a huge amount of competition for places with Stokes back!
WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:
We move to Southampton for the 2nd ODI, and this ground has saw a range of scores. It can be quite slow and low; however when they have a “once off” International like this they usually roll out a very good batting wicket. The domestic one day cup here had three scores of in-or-around 300 from four games. The standard is very low in that tournament, but you can see that conditions are there for run scoring. I’d expect another high scoring game, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see 300 chased down again.
As I said above, the market has moved England out a little after three defeats in a row. They are trading 1.6 now, but I still feel there’s a little value in New Zealand at 2.6. They have a huge amount of momentum and confidence from their recent performances – the bowlers have confidence and their batting has come to the party too. It’ll be interesting to see who opens for England, once again we’ll see some movement in the batting order as they prepare for the World Cup.
The Edge Says:
Two points win New Zealand to beat England at 2.62 with Betdaq Exchange
View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/EngNZ2
I feel we’ll see a very even game here, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see New Zealand trade odds on at some point throughout the day. I like the 2.62 from an outright point of view, but it’s a very nice trading position too. I’d just want to confirm good batting conditions, but then I’d be keen to look for trades on both batting sides here. The batters have definitely been on top lately in this series, and that’s where I would focus at this ground.