THE EDGE: The Edge previews the 2nd T20 between India v Australia with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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India v Australia 2nd T20


The India v Australia T20 series continues on BETDAQ Betting Exchange as the sides move to Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. If we get a game half a thrilling as the 1st T20 we’re in for a treat here. India won on the final ball chasing down 208/3 from Australia. As I said heading in the 1st T20, given the bowling line-ups you’d expect the bat to win out over the ball throughout this series and that definitely proved to be the case. Australia will need to improve however; India could have chased down a pretty big score even easier bar the wobble towards the end.

This Indian second XI is pretty impressive in its own right. We have cricketers now who have grown up on IPL cricket, and they have dealt with all the pressures that comes with the world’s biggest franchise tournament. To be honest, IPL experience is probably worth more than International experience these days because you’re against so many elite International players. We saw a big swing in the odds coming into this series; India were odds on and then the squads were named. Australia had a stronger squad to they went odds on, and now India come into this game odds on after winning the 1st T20!

I noted in my preview of the first game to watch out for the team news and that was the right way to go with Australia leaving out Maxwell and Head. We should see some market movement again on the team news here. To be honest, there isn’t much between these two sides. Smith could be rested after playing the 1st T20, and it will be interesting to see if India play Bushnoi again – he did have a poor game on Friday.


This isn’t really a commonly used ground in India, so I would definitely go into this game with an open mind. There’s only been three International T20’s here, and obviously not much IPL cricket – it just isn’t a main Indian venue for cricket. Two of the T20’s were in 2017 and 2019, and the game has moved on so much since then I wouldn’t really read into those scores. South Africa toured in 2022 and played here. India kept them down to 106/8 and chased it easily. I think it’s a no brainer to chase to be honest. Domestic ground stats would suggest chase, and it’s hard to know what a par score will be if you’re batting first as well.


Once again we have a pretty level market, however this time India are favourites. They are trading 1.9 at the time of writing. I went with India in the 1st T20 because they were odds against, and I feel there’s value in Australia at odds against here. I really make these games 50/50 at best – both squads are pretty even in my opinion, and this game will likely be decided by the conditions. I feel a small bet on Australia is the value play.

The Edge Says:
One point win Australia to beat India at 2.1 with Betdaq Exchange

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The first thing trading wise to look at here is the team news. Australia rested Maxwell and Head for the 1st T20 – we could see them back in the starting XI and perhaps they will take Smith out. If all three played we might see Australia go odds on even. Then in-play, I would definitely give an edge to the side who bowls first. Domestic stats in India are quite different to International cricket, but I would say the chasing side will be in a slightly better position given both bowling attacks are a little light. That could easily be the deciding factor of the game.

DAQMAN Tues: Kempton NAP
DAQSTATS Tues: Killarney NAP
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