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

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Australia v England


The T20 World Cup really kicks into gear this weekend on Betdaq Betting Exchange with a huge clash between Australia and England. Along with India, who are the tournament favourites, these two are well established in the “top three” of cricket now, and you could easily see this being a Semi-Final or Final depending on how the Super 8s go later in the tournament. With Scotland, Namibia and Oman in Group B along with these two, it would be the shock of all shocks if we didn’t see them in the Super 8s. However, England got off to a damp start as their game was rained off against Scotland – that only gave them a point, and while a loss here would definitely put them under some pressure, they will still be long odds on to get through.

More worrying for England is the fact that Scotland were 90/0 after ten overs when the rain arrived in Barbados. Scotland do have an excellent opening partnership lead by George Munsey who is their star batter, however is was still very disappointing that England couldn’t take a wicket. Mark Wood and Jofra Archer bowled well but they were seen off, then Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid went around the park. The middle overs could easily be a target for Australia here, who got off to a winning start as you would expect against Oman. They would have been expected to score more than 164/5, but the game was never in danger as they won by 39 runs.

While England come into the tournament as the reigning Champions, Australia are a shorter price in the Outright market. Although when you break things down you could call this a meaningless game with both sides fully expected to progress to the Super 8s, it is still a fascinating situation. A win for Australia would definitely create a bit of pressure on England and they would have to field a lot of questions from the media after a terrible ODI World Cup. You get the feeling England need a win more than Australia here!


While we have had some absolute carnage with the wickets in America, things have been pretty as you would expect in the West Indies. I honestly feel most sides that didn’t have fixture in America are quite happy looking at the New York wicket! We’re back at Barbados for this clash and these two sides will know conditions very well here – not only have they played here a tonne of times, they both had their opening fixtures here too. England would have liked more time in the middle, and of course their batters didn’t get to have a go. Generally you want to bat first here, and whoever wins the toss will be doing that in my opinion.


While Australia won their opening game against Oman quite easily, it wasn’t overly impressive. David Warner scored 56 off 51 balls, hardly setting the world on fire with that strike rate against weak opposition. Marcus Stoinis took the game away from Oman with 67 runs off 36 balls. England didn’t get to finish their first game but they weren’t impressive either with Scotland 90/0. We have two very good sides here and I think they are very even coming into this game. I would rate this game as a 50/50 game, and therefore I’m happy with a small bet on England at 2.14 from a value point of view. I just expect a closer game than those odds suggest.

The Edge Says:
One point win England to beat Australia at 2.14 on Betdaq Exchange

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A very interesting game awaits, and you wouldn’t be surprised to see flip-flopping favourites throughout the game as we ebb-and-flow along. England’s weakness is those middle over bowlers in my opinion, and that will be an area to support Australia in either innings. I would be keen to take on the Australian openers with England having the new ball before we get there though. I also feel batting first will offer a slight edge in what should be a very close game.

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