THE EDGE: The Edge previews the third ODI between England v New Zealand with a recommended BETDAQ bet.
England and New Zealand are back in action on BETDAQ Betting Exchange as the ODI series hits London on Wednesday with everything on the line. New Zealand’s winning run came to an end on Sunday afternoon in Southampton as England scored 226/7 off the 34 overs after the rain delay. New Zealand had been batting very well, but two wickets in an over from Moeen Ali really gave England the upper hand and New Zealand were all out for 147. Liam Livingstone played a match winning 95 off just 78 balls, and coupled with his performances in the T20 series surely he has confirmed his spot in the ODI World Cup starting XI.
The interesting topic is going to be Harry Brook. He was left out of the ODI World Cup squad but then had been scoring runs for fun in the Hundred and the T20 series. So far he has “failed” twice in the ODI series opening the batting. Calling his first innings a failure is harsh I know, but England have very high standards these days. The 2nd ODI also highlighted just how strong England are – they found themselves 8/3 and then 55/5 but still powered their way to 226/7. They really do have a strongest lower-order in the world.
We have a good finish to this series though, both games are in London and there’s plenty to play for with the ODI World Cup inching ever closer. One wonders will Jason Roy play a part at some stage; he’s been out of form but included in the ODI squad. He would have opened but for getting a back spasm just before the 1st ODI – so far Harry Brook hasn’t taken advantage of that situation.
WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:
The Oval is always a great place to play limited overs cricket. We usually have a good wicket for batting and everything happens very quickly here; runs and wickets. Even in Test cricket! We’ve had a high scoring tour, and I would expect another high scoring game. The weather has been exceptionally hot in London recently, so beware of the wicket being a little dry and taking spin. However, it’s a cloudy 21 degrees on Wednesday – under cloud cover it might be best to bowl first. Last summer India bowled England out for 110 here and chased it in just 18.4 overs.
It’s been interesting to track the market movement before the games recently. England went off their biggest price in the 2nd ODI as the market pushed them out to 1.6; they are now back into 1.53 after the New Zealand batting failed. Batting conditions should be good at the Oval, and if New Zealand can bowl as well as they did with the new ball they should have success. Very similar to the 2nd ODI, I feel New Zealand will trade odds on at some point so they offer a nice trade, but I like the 2.78 from an outright point of view too.
The Edge Says:
Two points win New Zealand to beat England at 2.78 with Betdaq Exchange
View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/EngvNZ3
I’d confirm the weather forecast on the day just to make sure, but at the moment it’s forecast to be a cloudy 21 degrees. That’s going to be quite muggy which means we are likely to see some new ball swing. We all know the white ball won’t move as much, but I’d be keen to support the side who bowls first for the opening ten overs or so. Batting conditions are generally good at the Oval, so just confirm we have good bowling conditions overhead before opening that trade. Harry Brook must be feeling the heat a little now too, and I’d be willing to take him on when he bats.