THE EDGE: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Friday’s 3rd T20 between Australia v England with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


MATCH OVERVIEW:

We’re back in Canberra on Friday morning as England look to win the series 3-0 and whitewash Australia right before the T20 World Cup! Despite England batting superbly in the opening two T20’s; they have been very enjoyable games – especially for traders on BETDAQ Betting Exchange as Australia had plenty of chances to win both games. We have landed two bets on England so far, but you have to say that there isn’t much between the sides. It just comes down to fine margins, and at the moment England look like a stronger side.

Australia will say that will change when they get back their key bowlers, and that may well be the case but for the moment you can only play the hand that’s dealt in front of you which is what England are doing. If they win this game and whitewash Australia in their own conditions they head into a T20 World Cup having beaten Pakistan in their own conditions and then Australia. That’s pretty impressive! The only thing going wrong from an England point of view at the moment is Ben Stokes didn’t get much time in the middle, and Harry Brook failed again. They will be desperate to do better in this game of course – I already saw a headline saying “is Stokes in the top seven batters in England?” Competition for places in this England side is immense.

Australia probably “should have” chased down England’s 178/7 but they gave themselves too much work to do. The top order didn’t fire, and I suppose Australia will take confidence in the middle-to-low order getting them close. There really isn’t much between the sides, but England’s bowlers look sharper to me that’s what will decide the game again.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

Before Wednesday morning we didn’t have much International ground data from this ground. We had some Big Bash games, but again with Covid19 and the tight restrictions in Australia that was a decent gap too. We got a good look at conditions on Wednesday though and although the 178/7 wasn’t chased down by England I would suggest it’s probably only a par score. Australia started very badly, and I would say the team batting first has to aim for 180ish. It’s a hard decision at the toss, possibly taken by overhead conditions at the time.


RECOMMENDED BET:

Because England are 2-0 up and have won the series, we might see a change or two here to give players some game time heading into the World Cup. That being said, there’s no point resting your best XI as they build-up to a World Cup. It could happen, but I would be surprised. We have landed two bets on England, and we can make it three here. The 1.92 or bigger is a nice value position – as I said above there isn’t much between the sides but England have a better bowling line-up at the moment and that is going to decide the game in my opinion. England have a fantastic batting line-up too meaning they can carry a player or two failing and still post a big score.

The Edge Says:
Two points win England to beat Australia at 1.92 with Betdaq Exchange.

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/AusEng3


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

Although England can whitewash the series here, the reality is we have had two very close games with plenty of market movements. We’ll likely see a few more flip-flops in the market here in-running and I wouldn’t go too heavy on either side early. As I said above, it’s hard to say whether there’s an edge to batting or bowling here but I would expect another reasonably high scoring game. Even though England score wasn’t chased it looked like you’d want 180/185 here batting first – I’d expect the bat to win out over the ball again, and from that point of view I’d be happy to support the team batting first and trade out at half-time. I’d expect England to go very well again with the bat, and it’s a no brainer to support them at the moment especially against this Australian attack.


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