Peshawar Zalmi will lock horns with Lahore Qalandars, on March 10, in what will be the 24th fixture of the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
As Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars meet, at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday, it will be their second clash of this PSL season. The last time the two teams met, Peshawar had emerged victorious in the game. However, since then Lahore Qalandars have had a good run in the ongoing PSL season. In their last three games, both teams have won two each. So it’s going to be a battle of the equals this time. So we have exciting prospects for you from Tuesday’s game, considering all the factors, and here are some reasonable bets for you to win the profits that you desire.
Despite having a bad start to the tournament, Lahore Qalandars’ batsmen maintained good numbers when it came to the number of boundaries per game. While the team’s overall performance has gone up significantly, their total number of boundaries has taken a hit. Looking at their last five performances in the ongoing T20 league, Lahore batsmen accumulated 10, 10, 18, 12, 16 fours, respectively. So, on average they have scored 13.2 fours. Moreover, in their last head to head clash with Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore hit 12 boundaries. Also, every time they have surprisingly hit a higher number of fours, it’s been from inconsistent players like Mohammad Hafeez or a Samit Patel. The more consistent players like Fakhar Zaman or Chris Lynn have more often than not disappointed in scoring big. So with Bet365 placing the odds of Lahore Qalandars to not score a minimum of 14 fours at 1.90, I think it’s a bet you definitely can’t miss out on.
In their first clash, on February 28, Peshawar Zalmi turned out to be the better team against Lahore Qalandars. It was the 11th fixture of the ongoing PSL then, and now it’s the 24th fixture in line when the two teams met again. On a brighter for the home team, Lahore, this time is that they have built a positive form winning the last two games out of three. Coming back to the upcoming game, both teams have able openers. Now let’s compare the opening partnerships of the two teams. In their last five PSL games, Peshawar have had a higher opening partnership than their opponents only once.
Whereas in the same number of matches, Lahore have had a higher opening partnership than their opponents four times. Moreover, in the last head to head game between Lahore and Peshawar, the former’s opening partnership was 48 in comparison to Peshawar’s 32. Once again, Lahore had higher numbers in terms of an opening partnership. With Bet365 placing the odds for Lahore Qalandars to have the highest opening partnership at 1.90, I believe this is a bet you should definitely go for.
The team holding the second position in the PSL points table, just second to Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi have had a good run in the tournament even when it comes to hitting sixes. Reason? Well, with players like Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton and Haider Ali, Peshawar have accumulated a significant amount of sixes. Let’s look at the numbers closely. In their last four PSL games, Peshawar batsmen have hit 2, 8, 3, 10 sixes. Amidst an off day here and there, the second-placed team in the PSL had gone for eight sixes in the last head to head clash against the Lahore Qalandars, on February 28. Bet365 has placed the odds of Peshawar Zalmi’s total match sixes to be over 6.5 at 1.72 and we say it’s reasonable you should consider.
Veteran batsman Kamran Akmal did show promise at the beginning of this ongoing Pakistan Super League edition. However, as time went by, Akmal’s run in the T20 league became about ups and downs and a majority of it accounting to the lows. Hence, let’s be accurate when looking to bet on him before we go ahead. If you believe betting on him going big in the upcoming game against the Lahore Qalandars, in Lahore, it’s a wrong choice. Here, let me explain why you need to bet against him scoring less than 26 runs in the game. In the last five PSL games, Akmal has scored above 25 runs only once. His form has been as follows: 37, 23, 4, 14, 15. That’s only 18.6 runs per game, on average. Moreover, the last time he played against the Lahore Qalandars, the wicketkeeper batsman only managed to score 14 runs. As Bet365 has placed the odds for him to score below 26 runs at 1.83, I believe it’s a reasonable bet you simply cannot miss out on.
Tom Banton, a powerful stroke maker from Somerset has been of the finds of T20 cricket over the last one year. Due to his amazing exploits in the domestic circuit, the right-hander was selected across domestic leagues and even the international team. But as amazing a prospect that he is, the results have been quite disappointing. As much as one would want to watch a SIX come off Banton’s bat, let me tell you it’s not going to happen on Tuesday. So, with all practicality, let’s look at the PSL numbers of the 21-year-old. In the last five PSL games that Banton has featured in, a SIX was hit by him only in one game. In the last five PSL games, the number of sixes he has hit is as follows- 0,0, 2, 0, 0. That’s only two sixes in those five innings, so the average stands as a horrendous 0.4 per game. So that’s under 0.5 sixes per game and perfectly fits our ask for the bet we are going to place for Banton- that’s for him to hit no sixes.
A match between the two teams in question might seem like a promising prospect, and let me tell you it’s going to close, but there will be some letdowns from your favourite players, including someone like Fakhar Zaman. That’s bound to happen. And we here are going to help you cope with the letdowns with the prospect of monetary profits related to the same. I mean what better than to be ready for the worst and also earn reasonably from it. In the last five games in the PSL, the Lahore Qalandars opener has hit 0,3, 2, 1, 5 boundaries, respectively. That’s an average of 2.2 fours per game. Also, the last time Lahore played Peshawar, Zaman only managed to hit 1 four. The prospect that he won’t get to three boundaries in Tuesday’s game gets all the more validated. Now, Bet365 has placed the odds for Zaman to score a maximum of two fours in the game at 1.72 and it’s a safe bet that you should go for.