The 2020 edition of the PSL is almost upon us. With the squads and schedule now confirmed, bettors will be primed to make their predictions for the competition. This piece will focus on betting tips around the winner of the Pakistan Super League, with a competitive looking group all set to square off in 34 matches in the next month. There are plenty of other betting markets available elsewhere too.
Our dedicated page has everything you need to know ahead of the opening ceremony and first game. We also have a team of cricket experts who will deliver their betting tips and PSL match predictions on every game throughout the tournament. As always, these previews will be available free to read and we aim to publish them at least 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time.
Best PSL Betting Sites
The best betting sites in India have a whole host of PSL odds available. Our top-rated sites such as bet365 and Rizk list numerous pre-tournament wagers. They include markets such as Top Bowler or Batsman for the whole of PSL 2020, or by team. Bettors can also wager on who the finalists will be, which side hit the most sixes and much more.
Having access to one of these cricket betting sites will make your experience much easier. Our top PSL betting sites have a host of welcome offers for Indian customers including free bets and bonuses. Deposits can be made in INR and there will be odds available for every match throughout the next few weeks. With these competitive prices, you can follow our PSL betting tips at the touch of a button, even via your mobile phone or tablet.
Top 5 Betting Sites for PSL 2020
PSL Betting Tips – Do Karachi Kings Deserve To Be Favourites?
The consensus from the bookies is that Karachi Kings are the team to beat in 2020. They’re 4.33 (10/3) favourites at bet365. With a power-packed batting line-up that includes Babar Azam, Alex Hales, and Chadwick Walton, they certainly have decent claims. There’s a solid bowling line-up too, especially the pace duo of Chris Jordan and Mohammad Amir. It’s understandable to see them well fancied by the bookmakers given their first-choice line-up is as good as anything else in the competition.
However, the Kings have a very poor PSL record overall. They’ve yet to reach a final in four attempts. With games coming every few days in the double round-robin format, they will need a significant turnaround in fortunes compared to previous efforts. As such, taking the current odds about Karachi securing a maiden title doesn’t appear to offer too much value.
Qalandars Expected To Go Well Despite A Poor Record
Lahore Qalandars come next at 4.5 (7/2) although they share favouritism with the Kings in places. Regular PSL bettors may find these especially surprising as the franchise have finished bottom of every single group stage in the competition’s history. Their squad has been bolstered by the acquisitions of Ben Dunk, Usman Shinwari and Seekkuge Prasanna, but will that be enough to turn the worst team in the PSL into title contenders? The side does look more balanced now and they have superstar power in the top order with Chris Lynn and Fakhar Zaman, but the best bet could lie elsewhere.
PSL Betting Tips – Peshawar Zalmi set for another shot at the title
The best bet for in terms of the PSL 2020 winner market looks to be Peshawar Zalmi at 5.50 (9/2) with bet365. Runners up in last season’s competition, they have a good blend of youth and experience in their ranks. Hasan Ali (25) and Wahab Riaz (17) were two of the top three bowlers last year and their bowling unit looks well placed to restrict opposition batsman once again.
Carlos Brathwaite will leave the camp on March 7th for international duty but will be replaced by Kieron Pollard for the end of the competition. The squad are loaded with T20 specialists who can contribute with bat and ball. In Imam-ul-Haq and Kamran Akmal they have batsmen that can hold an innings together while Liam Livingstone and Tom Banton have arrived in 2020 to add more firepower to the top order. Captain Darren Sammy is well versed in T20 franchise cricket and Peshawar look primed to go close once again and potentially repeat their 2017 victory.
PSL Predictions – Khan faces tough test as captain of Islamabad United
At just 21 years of age Shadab Khan has been handed the captaincy of Islamabad United for the 2020 season, replacing Mohammad Sami. The two-time PSL champions are 5.50 (9/2) to go all the way once more and have made some eye-catching overseas additions for the upcoming season.
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has come in together with Phil Salt, Colin Munro, Dawid Malan and Colin Ingram. With some big T20 names to call upon, Islamabad could be very competitive once again but they look a little short in the bowling department in terms of depth. That could leave their batsman needing to be on top of their game to remain competitive and while they have undoubtedly added talent with the bat, other teams look more well balanced in 2020.
PSL Betting Tips – Quetta Gladiators not fancied to defend their crown
Reigning champions Quetta Gladiators have added English duo Tymal Mills and Jason Roy to their ranks. Despite their impressive performances last season, the bookmakers make them 5/1 (6.0) to win again.
Shane Watson (430 runs) was the top run-scorer in 2019 and the franchise may need more magic from the 38-year-old Australian if they’re to win another PSL title. They have a pretty settled side and have made some solid additions but other teams have seemingly moved ahead of them. Quetta certainly shouldn’t be written off in their quest for back-to-back victories but there appear better options for betting this time around.
Multan Sultans the Pakistan Super League outsiders
As a relatively new franchise, Multan Sultans have yet to make a serious impact on the Pakistan Super League. The 2019 squad relied heavily on England players and they largely struggled in the conditions. Now, with many of those names unavailable and Dale Steyn playing for Islamabad, the Sultans look in for another tough campaign.
The team has made plenty of moves in anticipation of the 2020 season. Imran Tahir, Rilee Rossouw, Moeen Ali and Ravi Bopara have all been added to their overseas options. Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, and Usman Qadir are amongst the homegrown players to be brought in. Having finished 5th in both previous editions of the PSL in which they’ve been a part, another finish outside the play-offs could await a side who’ve failed to find a winning formula so far.
Best Bet: Peshawar Zalmi to win PSL 2020 at 5.50 (9/2) with bet365
Pakistan Super League 2020 Latest Odds
Here's a full recap of the latest PSL winner odds ahead of the tournament getting underway. This market refers to which team will win the competition overall, not the initial group phase table.