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You can always bet on the PSL to be more than a cricket tournament. The drama off-pitch is nearly as fascinating as the skills with bat and ball. This year is no different, as the Karachi Kings’ captain will tell you. Fortunately, for those monitoring the 2020 PSL odds, it’s not all soap opera headlines. There’s still plenty of opportunity for those who like to bet on sports in Pakistan. The odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL now only dependent on their match with those Kings.
“Shan Masood is a young captain and has faced some problems.” Said Inzamam-ul-Haq, neatly avoiding mentioning them all again. “He has led really well.” He assured the press, adding; “He has been performing well too.” As if one gets to be a PSL team captain without a certain degree of prowess at cricket. Whilst entirely kindly (surely?) meant it is just a little damning with faint praise. The fact the odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL make them favorites, not good enough?
Sitting at the top of the table the odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL have literally dived. Pre-season you could barely get 9/2 on them. Right now, online sportsbook sites in Pakistan lowered his odds dramatically. For instance, the Unibet sportsbook gives him 11/4 odds to take the trophy. That’s quite some turnaround. So, this should perhaps mean Shan ought to gain more effusive support from his team. However, as the tournament trundles on, he’s working on the if-it-ain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it principle. So far, it’s working.
2020 PSL Winner
- Lahore Qalandars – 8/1
- Peshawar Zalmi – 5/1
- Islamabad United – 9/2
- Karachi Kings – 7/2
- Quetta Gladiators – 4/1
- Multan Sultans – 11/4
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Meanwhile, Karachi started firm favorites pre-season, they’re not favorites now. Odds for a bet on the Karachi Kings loiter at 7/2, significantly lower than the 3/1 they got originally. Despite being second in the table, there’s a feeling they’ve failed to live up to expectations. That’s why the odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL are so much lower. Of course, it doesn’t help their captain has mired himself in a scandal that doesn’t exist. Those headlines do have an effect on the pitch.
Kings Vs Sultans
- Multan Sultans – 4/5
- Karachi Kings – Evens
“I even suggested that if any team or players are caught [ball tampering] their captain should be banned for the offense.” Said Kings’, Captain Imad Wasim. This would seem an uncontroversial enough position. So, you might find the press response surprising. You’d almost believe he’d been caught tampering rather than just talking about it. This distraction will not help the Kings beat those odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL at online betting sites in Pakistan.
Odds On The Multan Sultans To Win The 2020 PSL Slide
The problem is one of timing. Formerly suspended players are back in the league. On his team in the case of Sharjeel Khan. This doesn’t make for the best of optics. Especially not on a day when Umar Akmal is suspended. Akmal failed to report a spot-fixing approach. So Wasim’s comments take on added significance. “I feel for those who make such blunders. Cricket is our bread and butter.” Akmal’s loss of earnings will not, however concern Imad as much as the odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL. Their success is the Kings’ loss. That’s why their clash will be a humdinger.
This will be a massive game and the bookies are covering themselves. So, counterintuitively, those who take advantage of Pakistani gambling laws will find Karachi’s favorites. They get evens, whilst a bet on the Multan Sultans will get you 4/5. This makes it the best of the wagers really. There’s a reason the odds on the Multan Sultans to win the 2020 PSL are so low. They’ve shown they’re far greater than the sum of their parts. The Kings, meanwhile, are busy with the press.