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

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Bangladesh v Pakistan

MATCH OVERVIEW:

The Cricket World Cup rumbles on with Bangladesh facing Pakistan on BETDAQ Betting Exchange from Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Just as we were all wondering how many dead rubbers we would have at this World Cup given the top four look clear, the ICC drop the bomb that the top seven plus hosts Pakistan qualifying for the Champions Trophy. That news broke on Sunday, and even took a few of the boards by surprise. Cricinfo reported that “several boards” were unware that 2025 Champions Trophy was at stake here, and it also locks out the likes of West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland who didn’t qualify for this World Cup.

The ICC say that this was discussed and agreed back in 2021, we are just finding out now. A remarkable bit of news to be honest, but at least we won’t have any dead rubbers now. Bangladesh are one of the sides under the most pressure as they take up one of the bottom two spots. Netherlands have definitely put the pressure on with a record two wins, and they will have a decent chance of making that three wins against Afghanistan in their next fixture. Plus they have yet to play England, and they’ve been very poor so who knows what could happen.

Pakistan don’t have to worry about Champions Trophy qualification given they are hosts, and to be honest they don’t need to worry about the Semi-Finals of this World Cup either – four losses in a row has put paid to their chances. They won’t have given up yet, but every game is must win now plus they need New Zealand or Australia to lose every game remaining. That’s a very tall order.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

We’re back at Eden Gardens, and the scoring from the first game here would have come as a surprise to many. Netherlands were all out for 229 but still managed to beat Bangladesh as they bowled them out for 142. Eden Gardens has been a very high scoring venue over the last few years – the average scores have actually been going up in the IPL. For such a massive stadium, the playing surface is actually quite small so we see plenty of sixes. As we’ve come to learn though, playing cricket in India during the day is very different to the IPL conditions. That being said, in an ODI here earlier in the year Sri Lanka only managed 215 as well. Keep an open mind here.


RECOMMENDED BET:

With five losses in a row since catching the Afghanistan batters cold in their opening game, there aren’t many positives with Bangladesh. They have been very soundly beaten in those five games too. Even the Netherlands loss was by 87 runs. Pakistan have been playing the much better cricket, even if they’ve put four losses in a row together. They bowled very poorly against Afghanistan, and to be honest they could have won the South African game – South Africa were nine down after all. I’m happy to keep stakes small here, but Pakistan are levels above Bangladesh and it’s hard to see past them for the win.

The Edge Says:
One point win Pakistan to beat Bangladesh at 1.34 with Betdaq Exchange

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/PakBan


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

As I said above, it’s difficult to get a read on the batting conditions here. With conditions a little unknown, that makes forming an in-running strategy before the off tricky. We usually see very high scoring conditions in the IPL here, but IPL is night-time cricket, a lot of times with heavy dew too. Going off those conditions and what happens in the IPL has proven costly for a few teams at this World Cup; namely England against South Africa in Mumbai. I would definitely go into this game with an open mind on what a good score if, and after the Netherlands v Bangladesh game here I wouldn’t be looking for too many trades on either batting side.



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