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

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India v Pakistan


It’s a blockbuster Sunday on Betdaq Betting Exchange from the T20 World Cup! India clash with Pakistan in a fixture that always stops the cricketing world. Because of the issues between the countries, we don’t see this fixture very often – pretty much only major tournaments. We’re in danger of not seeing this fixture in the Super 8s now too – USA shocked Pakistan earlier in the week and that has thrown Group A wide open. Canada even beat Ireland on Friday afternoon too. If India win here, Pakistan would be in a situation where they need other results to go their way – mainly Ireland beating USA which isn’t something that you’d want to rely on.

USA have brought in a lot of Ex-Internationals; quality cricketers with tonnes of experience like Corey Anderson from New Zealand. That has paid off, and USA were always comfortable against Pakistan even in the pressure situations. Pakistan being Pakistan, they could easily roar back here with some excellent cricket – that’s just the highs and lows of how Pakistan play. I have to say though this time around their bowling does look weaker than usual; and given their batting has never been fully reliable that is a major worry. Even Ireland were able to score plenty of runs, and even win one of the T20’s, in Dublin at the start of May.

From an Indian point of view, they come here as the tournament favourites and their opening game went as smoothly as possible. It was clear that they weren’t happy with the wicket in New York but they just tick so many boxes it’s hard not to see them going very deep into the tournament. We’re really just waiting until the Semi-Finals to see the pressure on India; it seems a formality that they get there! This is one of crickets biggest rivalries though, and India would dearly love to “knock out” Pakistan – the stakes couldn’t be higher for these two sides.


The wicket at New York has been the talk of the World Cup to be honest. This venue and indeed this fixture was supposed to be one of the highlights of the T20 World Cup. The ICC had big plans to crack America with cricket, and so far that really hasn’t gone to plan. After India played here, obviously the BCCI weren’t happy and the ICC released a statement saying that they would try and do everything they can to try fix the wicket. After Sri Lanka were all out for 77 and Ireland for 96 in the opening two games here, Canada did do better to get 137/7 but Ireland failed to chase it down. We’re still going to have very difficult scoring conditions; obviously more work will have been done to the wicket so that might bring up the scores but we’re still going to have a pretty low scoring game here.


Taking the sides at bigger odds has worked this week in America – we came close to landing the USA bet at 8.6 against Pakistan but it was a tie. Then Canada beat Ireland at 4.4 on this wicket on Friday. I strongly believe conditions do bring the sides closer together, just because the wicket has been so tough it’s been hard for anyone to bat. That being said, India just tick so many boxes it’s hard to see them not being able to deal with whatever is thrown at them. They have a much stronger batting line-up, and it’s a very long batting line-up too. Their bowlers are absolutely perfect for these conditions too as we saw against Ireland – I just feel that the tournament favourites should be shorter than 1.44 here given Pakistan are clearly struggling at the moment. I’m happy to have a confident bet on India.

The Edge Says:
Three points win India to beat Pakistan at 1.44 on Betdaq Exchange

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After the ICC released a statement about the wicket here, you just know they are going to try and do everything to make this venue better for run scoring. We’ve already had all the negativity around the high prices of tickets here and thus the empty stands and seats resulting from that. This is their showpiece fixture, and while I would still be very cagey as regards to scoring; we might see scores increase. I still wouldn’t be looking for trades on either batting side given what we have watched this week, however I would go into this game with a more open mind. The best in-running trade is still likely to be backing the Indian bowlers, and I feel that’s where the game will be won.

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