PSL T20 Betting: Pakistan Super League 2020
Pakistan Super League is the premier franchise-based Twenty20 competition in Pakistan. As the popularity of the league grows, so does the popularity of PSL cricket betting.
Now in its fifth season (PSL 5), this year’s event will run from February 20 through March 22, 2020.
If you have a hunch on who’s going to win or who’s going to lose, PSL betting is for you. Go ahead and have a punt!
A number of reputed online sportsbooks offer a wide range of odds for Pakistan Super League betting. Wagering in Indian Rupees is also possible. All the information you seek, including the MOST TRUSTED PSL cricket betting websites, can be found in this article.
PSL 2020 BETTING WEBSITES
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PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE FORMAT
The PSL will continue to host new seasons during this same time frame as it does not clash with other T20 leagues or a hectic international schedule which allows international players to take part in the PSL.
The PSL will feature a total of six teams during the 2020 edition of the tournament and based on the success, the PLS could expand its team size to 10 teams.
While most cricketing leagues follow a private franchise model and an auction format where franchises bid for players, the PSL has decided to follow a different format.
The PSL has decided to use a draft day format which is similar to the United States’ National Football League. The list of players is split into five categories known as Emerging players, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Platinum. On Draft Day, the first pick is decided based upon a ballot and involves 16 mandatory rounds during Draft Day and four optional rounds where the remaining players can still be picked.
The first three rounds will look at Platinum players, the next three to Diamond players, the next three to Gold rated players, the next five to Silver rated players and the final two rounds to the Emerging group of players.
Unlike the auction system, the PSL has a fixed price for each category and will have to pick a minimum of 16 players and a maximum of 20 players per team. The team must spend a minimum of $985,000 if they pick 16 players but get to spend $1.1 million if they decide to pick 20 players.
Every team will have to pick a minimum of 7 Pakistani players out of which one of them can be from the emerging list of players. The teams are bound to pick 3 players from the platinum, gold and silver categories, five from the silver category and 2 from the emerging players’ category.
PSL is based on a double round-robin format where each team plays each other twice and the top four teams qualify for a set of playoff games. The top two ranked teams play a qualifier, while the bottom two teams play an eliminator. The winner of the eliminator will take on the loser of the qualifier and the winner will play the winner of the first qualifier in a championship match. Should there be a tie during any of the matches; a final super over will decide the eventual winner.
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PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE 2020 TEAMS
The six PSL teams for the 2020 edition have been named after six cities in Pakistan. PSL Betting is available for all 6 teams!
ISLAMABAD UNITED (+350)
Team owners: Leonine Global Sports
Home ground: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
Best result: Champions (2016, 2018)
Captain: Shadab Khan
Squad: Shadab Khan (c), Faheem Ashraf, Asif Ali, Luke Ronchi, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Musa Khan, Rizwan Hussain, Dale Steyn, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Rumman Raees, Phil Salt, Zafar Gohar, Akif Javed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Saif Badar, Rassie van der Dussen.
For a team packed with power hitters, batting could yet be Islamabad’s weak point; as it proved last season. Their two top run-scorers from 2019 are no longer with them (Cameron Delport) or woefully out of form (Luke Ronchi). Their bowling, however, has received a massive boost with the signing of Dale Steyn. Captain and leg-spinner Shadab Khan and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf will look to complement the legendary South African in the bowling department.
KARACHI KINGS (+300)
Team owner: Salman Iqbal (ARY Group)
Home ground: National Stadium
Best result: Third (2017-18)
Captain: Imad Wasim
Coach: Dean Jones
Squad: Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin, Usama Mir, Umer Khan, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Sharjeel Khan, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Umaid Asif, Dan Lawrence, Ali Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Liam Plunkett, Awais Zia.
Karachi have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons, but are yet to make an appearance in the final. That could change this year as the squad welcome Alex Hales and Sharjeel Khan. And with Babar Azam in prime form along with Cameron Delport’s hitting prowess, the batting is more than formidable. The bowling is no less impressive, with the likes of Mohammad Amir, Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan all raring to go.
LAHORE QALANDARS (+550)
Team owner: Fawad Rana (QALCO)
Home ground: Gaddafi Stadium
Best result: League stage (2016-19)
Captain: Sohail Akhtar
Coach: Aaqib Javed
Squad: Sohail Akhtar (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Salman Butt, Usman Shinwari, Fakhar Zaman, Jaahid Ali, Raja Farzan, Faizan Khan, Dilbar Hussain, David Wiese, Chris Lynn, Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ben Dunk, Lendl Simmons.
Inonsistency has given Lahore plenty of headache in the past seasons, including last year. This time around, they will be looking at Chris Lynn and Ben Dunk to change their fortunes. Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman are other strong names in the batting line-up. Among bowlers, it will be up to the emerging Haris Rauf and fellow quick Shaheeh Afridi to make inroads into the opposition. They will be chiefly supported by Usman Shinwari, Seekkuge Prasanna and Samit Patel.
MULTAN SULTANS (+550)
Team owner: Jahangir Khan Tareen (JDW Group)
Home ground: Multan Cricket Stadium
Best result: League stage (2018-19)
Captain: Shan Masood
Coach: Andy Flower
Squad: Shahid Afridi, Ali Shafiq, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, Junaid Khan, Shan Masood (c), Zeeshan Ashraf, Sohail Tanvir, Rohail Nazir, Khushdil Shah, Usman Qadir, Bilawal Bhatti, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Rilee Rossouw, Ravi Bopara, Imran Tahir, Fabian Allen.
In a nutshell, Multan’s volatility can be traced to their former captain Shahid Afridi. But with young Shan Masood now taking over the reigns, the team will be hoping for a reversal of fortunes too. Multan, who didn’t make their debut until 2018, are yet to cross the league stage. It won’t get any easier this time around with the absence of Andre Russell and Steve Smith. Which means English trio of James Vince, Moeen Ali and Ravi Bopara, along with South African Rilee Rossouw will shoulder batting responsibilities. Bowling, however, is easily their stronger suit given the presence of Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Imran Tahir and all-rounder Shahid Afridi. Interestingly, Multan’s most noteworthy signing this year was coach Andy Flower!
PESHAWAR ZALMI (+450)
Team owners: Javed Afridi (Haier Pakistan)
Home ground: Arbab Niaz Stadium
Best result: Champion (2017)
Captain: Darren Sammy
Coach: Mohammad Akram
Squad: Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Tom Banton, Shoaib Malik, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Mohsin, Rahat Ali, Dwaine Pretorius, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Aamir Ali, Liam Livingstone, Haider Ali Khan.
Islamabad may be two-time winners of the PSL, but Peshawar could call themselves most consistent (without taking win percentage into consideration). Since winning the crown in 2017, the team has twice finished runner-up. They will have every reason to feel confident as in their ranks, they have PSL’s top run-scorer (Kamran Akmal) and two top wicket-takers (Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali). The likes of Kieron Pollard, captain Darren Sammy and Shoaib Malik only add to the firepower.
QUETTA GLADIATORS (+400)
Team owner: Nadeem Omar (Omar Associates)
Home ground: Bugti Stadium
Best result: Champion (2019)
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Coach: Moin Khan
Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Umar Akmal, Abdul Nasir, Sohail Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Aarish Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Jason Roy, Fawad Ahmed, Tymal Mills, Shane Watson, Keemo Paul.
Defending champions Quetta have the best win percentage among all teams in the PSL; and in Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal, they have some of the most successful players in PSL history. If their presence isn’t enough, the squad added more firepower to their arsenal by welcoming Jason Roy and Tymal Mills. However, how costly will Sohail Tanvir’s departure prove to be?
|Administrator:||Pakistan Cricket Board|
|Tournament format:||Double round-robin, followed by playoffs and then the final|
|Number of teams:||6|
|Defending champion:||Quetta Gladiators|
|Most successful franchise:||Islamabad United (2)|
|Top run-scorer:||Kamran Akmal (1,286)|
|Top wicket-taker:||Wahab Riaz (65)|
PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE 2019 RECAP
Here is a quick summary of PSL 2019.
- Result: Quetta Gladiators (139/2; 17.5 overs) d. Peshawar Zalmi (138/8; 20 overs) by 8 wickets
- Player of the PSL 2019 final: Mohammad Hasnain of Quetta Gladiators
- Top run-scorer: Shane Watson of Quetta Gladiators (430 runs from 12 innings)
- Top wicket-taker: Hasan Ali of Peshawar Zalmi (25 wickets from 13 innings)
HISTORY OF THE PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE
Due to political tensions between India and Pakistan, cricket players from Pakistan have not been allowed to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is the most lucrative cricketing league in the world.
Pakistani cricketers have been frustrated for a number of years as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was unable to run a successful T20 league in Pakistan nor work out a solution for them to participate in the IPL.
After a lot of planning and discussion, the PCB decided to launch a brand new T20 league in 2016 called the Pakistan Super League (PSL) .
The PSL will function as an individual unit where the participating teams will be owned and operated by the investors of the PSL. The PSL sold the early commercial rights for a period of 10 years starting from December 2015 to December 2025 for $93 million.
The PCL decided to host the PSL in the United Arab Emirates and signed up former Pakistani test captains Rameez Raja and Wasim Akram to be brand ambassadors for the PSL. The league officially kicked off on the 4th of February and will adhere to the rules and regulations outlined by the ICC.
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PSL BETTING FACTS AND RECORDS
- Defending champions and two-time runners-up (2016-17) Quetta Gladiators have the best win percentage (61.9) among all teams in the Pakistan Super League
- Cameron Delport scored the fastest 100 in PSL, reaching the mark in 49 balls against Qalandars in 2019
- Kamran Akmal holds the record for most runs (1,286), most sixes (66), most hundreds (2), most matches played (47) and most ducks (8) in PSL; he has also smashed the fastest 50 (17 balls) in the tournament, a record he shares with Asif Ali
- Ravi Bopara’s haul of 6 for 16 in the inaugural edition (2016) remains the best bowling figures in PSL history
- 2017 champions and two-time runners-up (2018-19) Peshawar Zalmi have recorded the most wins (27) in the Pakistan Super League