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How to beat the bookies online in the PSL

Peshawar Zalmi players celebrating their PSL Title win in 2017
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The HBL Pakistan Super League returns for its 5th edition in Pakistan from 20 February to 22 March 2020. This will be the first PSL to be scheduled for the whole tournament to be played in Pakistan.

Let’s have a quick look at where the matches are scheduled to be played and look how information on the venues, the teams, the players and the weather may affect your choices.

This year’s tournament will include 34 event matches. The National Stadium will stage nine matches and Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will play host to 14 matches. Multan Sultans will play three games at the Multan Cricket Stadium, while Pindi Cricket Stadium will be the venue for eight matches.

Defending champions Quetta Gladiators will also play three matches in Lahore, four in Karachi, one in Multan and two in Rawalpindi; while Peshawar Zalmi, the 2017 winners and the 2019 losing finalists, will be in action in one match each in Lahore and Multan, three in Karachi and five in Rawalpindi.

Islamabad United will play three matches in Lahore, two in Karachi and five in Rawalpindi; Karachi Kings will play two matches in Lahore, five in Karachi, one in Multan and two in Rawalpindi; Multan Sultans will play five matches in Lahore, one in Karachi, three in Multan and one in Rawalpindi; and Lahore Qalandars will play eight matches in Lahore and one each in Karachi and Rawalpindi.

If you are thinking of doing any cricket betting through this tournament, then we have a number of cricket betting tips to assist you and where to find the latest betting offers for PSL 05.

 

Pick your betting site

There are many online cricket betting sites and many different offers for you to choose from when you open an account. In addition, there are sites which will not only offer welcome bonuses but also other attractions like live cricket streaming as well.

Bonus or sign up offers

Online Bookies may offer you different deals depending on geo location, so check out the one that will suit you best.

 

Match Day

Look at the pre-match odds for the match you have picked to follow and research the teams and players from each side, so that you are armed with the knowledge to give you the edge on any pre-play betting that you might do – like who will win the toss or who will get the most wickets/runs?

If you have the time and want to enhance your following of the match, look out for the betting sites that do Live Cricket InPlay

You can pick the next batsman to be out, keep up to date to with three way match winner and also use Cash Out, if available – this is a great tool and can easily limit any loss, as well as giving you the opportunity to get a quick turn on your hunches. Remember only play with what you can afford to lose and when the fun stops- STOP.

Tips

So, what’s important in terms of what will assist your choices – well, things like checking out the venue – big ground or small ground, highest/smallest totals by teams etc, see what the weather is going to be like (a shortened limited overs match will affect the team run totals and possibly individual score predictions as well). Also, keep a close eye on the match if you are InPlay, as the match can change dramatically with wickets falling or runs being scored quickly and odds fluctuating.

Who will win the toss? The toss is really important in limited overs cricket as lots of teams like chasing totals, so will opt to bowl first. Research, research, research… you can’t do enough research.

So now let’s have a look at the PSL 05 and some of our pre-tournament predictions

Who will win? - Quetta Gladiators are defending champions and will be favourites to win again, however,  Peshawar Zalmi were 2017 winners and the 2019 losing finalists – one of these two

Top run scorer? Jason Roy (Quetta Gladiators)

Top wicket taker? Shoaib Malik (Peshawar Zalmi)

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