THE EDGE Sun: India v South Africa 2nd T20

THE EDGE Sun: India v South Africa 2nd T20

INDIA v SOUTH AFRICA: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Sunday’s 2nd T20 with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


MATCH OVERVIEW:

After a thrilling 1st T20 jam packed with runs earlier in the week, India and South Africa clash again on Sunday afternoon. This time we move to Cuttack, and hopefully we have plenty more drama in-running on BETDAQ Betting Exchange. At the innings break on Thursday it looked like India were in a commanding position. They had posted 211/4, and even traded shorter in the chase with South Africa losing Temba Bavuma at 22/1. Quinton de Kock didn’t fire with 22 off 18 balls and everything was going well for India. Tehn Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller started putting on the pressure and India had no answers. Those two hit ten sixes between them and ended up chasing the (seemingly) big target with five overs to spare.

You can’t really point the blame to the Indian batters, that loss lies solely with the bowling unit. They just didn’t cope with South Africa turned the screw, and had no answers when searching for a wicket. It will be interesting to see do India make any changes here – some of the batters even described the wicket as “not easy” at the innings break! For South Africa, they won’t want to change much – David Miller has had an excellent IPL and now follows up that form with a huge confidence boost chasing down such a big target. An in-form Miller could deliver a series win for South Africa which would be huge in India – even with them missing some of their stars. Isn’t it remarkable that the biggest stars in cricket are rested for International games over the IPL? I suppose that highlights just how big the IPL has become!

We should have another cracking game here. India will remain as the favourites coming into this game but we’ve seen that South Africa are more than capable of dealing with them which makes for a fascinating series. We should have different conditions here though, which could tilt the game in India’s favour.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

As I said above, we move to Cuttack today and you would imagine we won’t see a very high scoring game like we saw in Delhi. However, you have to go all the way back to 2017 for the last International T20 here. T20 cricket has changed so much the score of that game isn’t even worth looking at here – we’ve only actually ever had two International T20’s here, and one of them was South Africa – that was in 2015! This isn’t an IPL ground now, but if you go back a few years it was the home of the Deccan Chargers; they didn’t last long though! Fun fact actually that Cuttack was in the running to be one of the new IPL franchises but that didn’t work out. I would definitely go into this game with an open mind on conditions, and see what the wicket is like over the first three overs.


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Although we have no ground history really to go off, I would expect the wicket to spin more than Delhi. I think India will ask the groundmen for more spinning conditions from now after the first loss. It is nice to see a team compete with India – they are a top class T20 side and had been on a long winning run. However, despite South Africa winning the 1st T20 I’m happy to have a small bet on India here at 1.78 or bigger. Although David Miller lead the South Africa charge, this India side is just top class all around. They have a superb batting line-up, although even missing some stars, and while their bowling got it all wrong in the 1st T20 that doesn’t happen often. I wouldn’t expect a massively high scoring game here, and if we have a little bit of spin too then it’s a big advantage for India. Keep stakes small for this one because of the lack of ground data, but I fancy India at the prices.

The Edge Says:
One point win India to beat South Africa at 1.78 with BETDAQ Exchange.

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


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

Fresh out of the IPL, we are used to having a good deal of ground data to form an in-running strategy. That is something that we lack here, and sometimes the best trade is no trade. I’m not overly keen on forming an in-running strategy before the off of this game without knowing what conditions we will get. As I said above, I would lean towards there being more spin on this wicket but at the same time you want to confirm that before trading. Both sides look in good form with the bat too, and there isn’t a stand out player that you’d want to take on here either. This is definitely a game to react to events in-play as the game goes on.

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