THE EDGE: The Edge previews the T20 World Cup clash between ENGLAND v USA with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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England v USA


Yet again England find themselves in a must win at the T20 World Cup as they face the USA on Betdaq Betting Exchange. We’re coming to crunch time over the next 48 hours at the Super Eight stage, and so far everything is to play for. England have muddled through this World Cup; a superb win over West Indies has given them the upper hand in their Super Eight group, but then they took another step backwards when losing to South Africa. They need to win here by a big margin after West Indies absolutely hammered USA chasing down 128 all out in just 10.5 overs. That has given West Indies a net run rate of 1.814 while England’s is 0.412.

Obviously West Indies still have to play South Africa – we could easily have a situation where England, South Africa and West Indies all end up with four points each, then it comes down to net run rate. England will be hoping to win big here and then hope that South Africa beat the West Indies – that will leave England in second, and then they were likely to face either India or Australia, but Afghanistan threw that wide open last night. More likely India if England finish second. Whatever happens, if England are going to win the World Cup they need to beat the best sides.

The frustrating thing about this England side is they have buckets of talent, but at times they just don’t put it all together. The bowling needs to improve if they are going to beat the top sides; the batting needs to be better than the first ten overs against South Africa that’s for sure. It will be interesting to see how the USA perform here too; they have been superb at this World Cup. Obviously there’s a huge gulf in class between them and the top sides, but they have performed very well for their level so far.


England are back in Bridgetown in Barbados, and they’ll be hoping for more luck this time around. This was the scene of the rained off Scotland game and the Australia loss that put them under pressure in the group stage. We have had a big range of scores here because of the amount of associate cricket we’ve had – the first inning scores have been 109 all out (match tied), 90/0 after ten overs then rained off, 164/5 (won), 155/9 (chased), 201/7 (won), 181/8 (won) and 128 all out (chased). West Indies chased that 128 so quickly here Friday night and then we saw 201 from Australia and 181 from India; it looks a good batting track to be honest.


It’s no surprise to see England as the red-hot favourites here at 1.1. As I said above, the USA have been superb for their level at this tournament but the Super Eight stage does look a level or two above their limit. They did very well with the aid of some tricky wickets in America and now on more true batting surfaces they have been outclassed. That is likely to happen again, but at the same time I feel that the 1.1 is very short on England. They haven’t been firing at this World Cup bar the win over West Indies, and even against Namibia they started slowly and traded bigger in-running. From a value point of view, a small bet on the USA is a nice position at 11.0 in my opinion.

The Edge Says:
One point win USA to beat England at 11.0 on Betdaq Exchange

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The USA batting flopped against the West Indies, but overall they have been very good. England’s bowling has been their weak point, and the USA batters could easily bounce back here – I wouldn’t go into this game expecting them to be rolled over for a very low score. I would be happy to support the USA batters for small stakes, and that’s where we might see the most market movement. Let’s not forget there’s a huge gulf in class between the sides here so this is a game to trade very carefully but at the same time I feel the big odds do offer value on the USA. England have made plenty of errors at this World Cup, and you wouldn’t be surprised to see them trade 1.25 to 1.3 at some stage.

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