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Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United match prediction 1st match

Match date · 20 Feb 2020 · 21:30 IST
Prediction
  • Shane Watson, the player of the tournament in the previous season is still in Gladiators squad.
  • Shadab Khan, Dawid Malan and Philip Salt are key players for Islamabad United this season.
  • When looking at the odds we fancy a bet on Quetta Gladiators to win @ 2.00.
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The first game of the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi on 20 February between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United.

The 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League is almost upon us and we cannot wait any further for the action to start. For the first time ever, the entire tournament will be conducted in Pakistan and not in patches and nothing could have made the cricket fans from the country happier. Defending champions Quetta Gladiators will begin their Pakistan Super League campaign against two-time champions Islamabad United on 20 February and it is likely going to be one hell of a thrilling encounter. Meanwhile, I have gathered four bets for you to bet on and allow me to take you through them:

Quetta Gladiators to kickstart the campaign with on a winning note

This matchup is an extremely interesting one as we are not sure about the outcome but by the time we look into the details, we will be able to figure out what the result of this match is going to be. The defending champions and the two-time champions will lock horns and most of the people will be backing the United but things are not going to go your way, and trust me when I say this. In the previous season of the Pakistan Super League, Quetta Gladiators got the better of Islamabad United on both the occasions. In the last four encounters between the Gladiators and United, the former have emerged victorious on three occasions. The Gladiators also have an extremely strong squad compared to Islamabad United for the forthcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League. With Sarfaraz Ahmed at the helm of things, the Gladiators are expected to come out on top in the first game of the 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi on Thursday. Sky Bet is offering odds of 2.10 for the Gladiators to win and I have already placed my bet on Sarfaraz and co. Have you?

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Shane Watson to take charge of things with the bat for the Gladiators

The run-scoring hound, Shane Watson, is going to be back in action again in the Pakistan Super League and after a disappointing outing in the Bangladesh Premier League, one can expect a lot of fireworks from his willow. In case you were not aware, Watto was adjudged the player of the tournament in the previous season of the Pakistan Super League. The all-rounder from Australia had racked up 430 runs in 12 matches at an average of 43.00 including four half centuries. Just a couple of years ago, he played an incredible knock in the final of the Indian Premier League final, and took Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title. He might be 38-years old but yet effective with that bat of his and he will be looking to kickstart from he had left off in the previous season of the Pakistan Super League. With odds of 3.75 offered by Bet 365 for Shane Watson to be the top team batsman for Quetta Gladiators, I believe it is a brilliant opportunity to earn some serious cash.

Dawid Malan to be on top of the batting chart for the United

Dawid Malan has been in the domestic circuit for quite some time now and for his antics with the bat, he has almost become a regular member of the England T20I squad. Let me not beat around the bush and come straight to the point about this hard-hitting Englishman who is going to win you a lot of cash during the first match of the 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League. Malan recently had a brilliant outing in the Bangladesh Premier League as he went on to score 444 runs in just 11 matches at an average of almost 50 including one century and three half-centuries. In nine T20I matches for England, he has ended up scoring 458 runs at an average of just above 57 including one hundred and five fifties. Those numbers are threatening and Islamabad United will be banking upon this swashbuckling left-hander. Bet 365 is offering odds of 4.33 for Dawid Malan to be the top team batsman for Islamabad United and that is the likely outcome.

Jason Roy will cross the 25-run mark

This white-ball specialist has done exceedingly well in the shorter formats of the game in recent times and therefore he has been picked up by the defending champions for the forthcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League. He featured in the England T20I squad for the South Africa tour, and in three matches he has scored 117 runs at a decent average of 39.00 including a brilliant knock of 70 runs. However, what is more important here is the fact that Roy has to cross the 25-run mark to make us win some cash and as we can see, his recent form suggests this is going to work in our favour. In his last four T20 innings, he has crossed the 25-run mark in three occasions and that is exactly what the doctor has ordered. In his last eight innings, he has crossed the 25-run mark six times making this bet a lot safer than it looked like initially. Roy also has three 60-plus scores in his last five innings and honestly, we do not even want that much. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.83 for Roy to score more than 25.5 runs and I don’t see any other outcome.

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