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

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England v Oman


England have their backs to the wall at the T20 World Cup, and they’re back in action against Oman on Betdaq Betting Exchange in a must win game on Thursday. After a washout against Scotland and a loss to Australia, England need to win every game to get into the Super 8s now. Not only that, but they also need massive wins looking at the net run rate situation. Scotland obviously saw an edge here and really went for it against Oman. They chased down 150/7 in just 13.1 overs – that could easily knock England out. England have two very easy games on paper that they should win easily though; Oman here and then Namibia. Scotland just have to play Australia, which you’d expect them to lose but they will likely be just playing for net run rate which will be very clever from a Scotland point of view.

The England situation is further damaged by the forecast. Any washout would send England home, and although they already had a game washed out – I bet their glad to be in the West Indies because the forecast for the Florida games doesn’t look good! Obviously England have faced a lot of criticism from their start – that is always the way with the English press. They failed to take a wicket against Scotland which was disappointing, the rain coming with Scotland 90/0 and then Australia scored over 200 against them. England’s bowling has always been their weak point, even when they won the ODI World Cup and the T20 World Cup. I feel they need to start batting first, but at the same time their middle order needs to find some form!

You could say that this is an ideal game to bat first and let them have some time in the middle. Despite the huge gulf in class between the sides, there is pressure on England – there’s going to be a game within a game here given the net run rate situation. Not only do England have to win, they have to win big.


This will be the third game played at North Sound in Antigua and it is hard to know what a par score here is. Oman posted 150/7 against Scotland but that was chased down in just 13.1 overs as I mentioned above which has England in this tricky situation. Australia play Namibia the day before this game which is a very similar fixture in the sense of the gulf in class between the sides. The reality is you’re going to get a huge range here depending on who bats first.


England are red-hot favourites as expected. As we all know, there are levels of shocks in sport, and this would be up there with the biggest if Oman actually won. England are trading as short as 1.05 at the time of writing. Oman managed to tie Namibia in their first game but lost the Super Over, and then they were beaten by Australia and Scotland. They did play well against Australia, but I don’t see any surprises here. This should be one way traffic for England, but I’m not going to tip a 1.05 shot!

The Edge Says:
No Bet.

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The reality with such a wide margin between the sides and having such a heavy favourite is that the trading aspect of the game doesn’t really get interesting unless we have a slow start from England. I would definitely be interested in backing them should they hit anywhere close to 1.2 in-running. They will have far too much firepower for this Oman side.

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