THE EDGE: The Edge previews the T20 World Cup clash between SOUTH AFRICA v USA with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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South Africa v USA


It’s Super 8 time at the T20 World Cup on Betdaq Betting Exchange! We start with South Africa meeting the USA, and it’s fair to say that the USA have been the surprise package of this World Cup so far! While all the talk might have been around the fact that a washout got them through, they beat Pakistan fair and square before the game in Florida was rained off against Ireland. Additionally, Ireland had played such poor cricket at this World Cup who is to say that USA wouldn’t have beaten them – I was certainly confident on a USA win. It will be fascinating to see how the USA get on here.

South Africa come into the game as the big favourites – a tag they never like! They won all four of their group games but it wasn’t without drama. They made very hard work of chasing 77 all out from Sri Lanka and 103/9 from the Netherlands – however both of those games were in New York where the wicket was very poor. The biggest scare was against Nepal when their batting flopped – they only managed 115/7 but the bowlers battled back to win the game by one run. Nepal needed just eight runs off the final over but Baartman did very well to defend it especially given he conceded a four on the third ball. He took a wicket with the final ball to win the game.

South Africa will always carry the chokers tag in major tournaments. It’s just stuck with them now until they win. USA have played superb cricket at this World Cup, of course adding the Ex-Internationals has really boosted the quality of the squad and as I said above, it will be interesting to see how they perform how the tournament has moved fully to the West Indies.


The wickets in the USA weren’t up to the standard that we are used to around the world, and these two sides battled hard on tricky wickets. This game is at North South in Antigua, and so far it’s been hard to know what a par score here is. We’ve had a range of scores, plenty of associates played here and of course we have another with the USA involved! The first inning scores have been 150/7 (chased), 72 all out (chased), 47 all out (chased) and 122/5 in a ten over game. For the England v Namibia game I said to expect a big range depending on who bats first, I don’t have the same opinion here – I think we’ll see a pretty good game of cricket. From the way Scotland chased down 150 and England scoring over ten an over I would suggest the wicket is pretty good.


South Africa are the red-hot favourites at 1.19 here, and I feel that’s a little short. The USA have played excellent cricket at this tournament – they were outclassed by India as you would expect but they held their nerve superbly to beat Pakistan after it went to the Super Over and obviously the Ireland game was rained off. A lot was made about the fact that the rain put them through, but it was the Pakistan win that put them in that position – the rain just confirmed the placings as they were. Their batting and bowling has been impressive, and I feel this game will be closer than the odds suggest. I’m happy with a value bet on the USA a 6.0.

The Edge Says:
One point win USA to beat South Africa at 6.0 on Betdaq Exchange

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As I feel the 1.19 on South Africa is very short, I’m going to have to work around the market with that. I’d be happy to be with the USA while batting and bowling; the South Africa batting has looked poor at times, and that’s where we might see the most market movement. However, although we had some very low scores here that has been because of the major gulf in class between the sides playing. I do feel conditions look good for batting so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a high scoring game.

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