THE EDGE: The Edge previews Tuesday’s England v Pakistan 3rd T20 with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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England v Pakistan 3rd T20

MATCH OVERVIEW:

England and Pakistan continue their prep for the T20 World Cup on Tuesday as the sides clash in the 3rd T20 on Betdaq Betting Exchange. After the first game was a washout, England took a 1-0 lead in the series at the weekend and while a series win is always good for confidence, this series is definitely all about getting ready for the World Cup. Pakistan have already been in Ireland for three T20’s but the major talking point from an England point of view is they have opted for no practice games before the World Cup starts. If they have a bad start, you just know the knives will be out from the press over that decision!

Pakistan lost one T20 in Ireland, and after getting off to a losing start against England as things stand you’d be very surprised if they were a force at the World Cup. Obviously the focus point is always going to be that India v Pakistan game in New York, but they lack a little quality to win the tournament this time around in my opinion. You can break the World Cup down into two tiers – India, Australia and England as the three favourites then South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and Pakistan as the ones with a chance while the rest have no realistic chance of winning.

At the moment, England look to be in a great place. They recalled all their stars from the IPL and while that wasn’t a popular decision the squad looks well set now. Jos Buttler scored a brilliant 84 at the weekend off just 51 balls and Jofra Archer, who missed the IPL with injury, return in great form too. What England need now is Harry Brook, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone in form and their batting line-up will look absolutely superb.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

The 3rd T20 is in Cardiff, and you usually want to protect the straight boundary in Cardiff! We have a very long boundary either side of the wicket, but it’s short straight and many a ball has been put into the river at Sophia Gardens. Both sides will know conditions well here, but we haven’t had too many International T20’s here recently. We’ve actually only had three since the start of 2021 – the scores in those games were 129/7 (chased), 111/7 (chased) and 207/3 (won). It’s worth noting that Sri Lanka recorded the two low scores, and then South Africa won by 58 runs. I would suggest anything around 165 will be reasonably competitive.


RECOMMENDED BET:

It’s not a surprise to see England come into the game as the favourites, I actually felt they would be a little shorter than 1.53 to be honest. Their key players look in form, and as I said above if the lower order start smashing the ball then the batting line-up suddenly looks exceptionally long. Pakistan are a pretty solid side, but their batting lets them down at times and their bowling has been very hittable recently. Even Ireland did very well with the bat against them – I’d have England sub 1.5 here and the 1.53 is worth backing.

The Edge Says:
Three points win England to beat Pakistan at 1.53 on Betdaq Exchange

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/EngPak3


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

Looking at the history at this ground, I wouldn’t say there’s a definite edge to batting or bowling first. It’s very dependent on overhead conditions, as you would expect in Cardiff. I would go into the game with an open mind from that point of view. From a team point of view, I would be really keen to support the England batting and take on the Pakistan bowling in either innings – I feel that’s where we’ll see most market movement and the game won.



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