PSL Top Batsman Betting: The Outsiders
We know all about the obvious names, but the most interest reserves itself for the longer odds – it has been that way since the beginning of time.
We have picked a couple of names for you that might pique your interest at a good price:
- Mohammad Hafeez (15.0 with Betway)
- Joe Clarke (17.0)
Find out why we think they could be good value bets by reading below.
BEST ODDS: 15.0 @ Betway
A legendary name in Pakistan cricketing circles, Mohammad Hafeez remains an essential figure for the Lahore Qalandars at 41.
He is a wily hand with the ball – but it’s his batting that may help last season’s fifth-place team launch a surprise title challenge.
His experience is unrivalled in the modern game – he’s played 55 Tests, 218 ODIs, and 119 T20Is. His know-hbow could prove a crucial cog in the wheel of the Qalandars’ campaign.
BEST ODDS: 17.0 @ Betway
The talented Englishman had a stellar BBL 11 with the Melbourne Stars – hitting five 50s in 13 innings – but it was disappointing from the franchise’s perspective.
He will be hoping for a more successful stint at the Karachi Kings, where he will be in the shadow of Babar Azam. However, batting in the shadow of a Pakistani giant may help to take the pressure off, and at 17.0, he could be worth a nibble to top score in the tournament.
There are too many names to mention for the top batsman mantle, but a few do need mentioning.
Jason Roy is back to full fitness and will come into the PSL fresh from a run out for England in the Twenty20 international series against the West Indies. His lack of maximum game time means he is 19.0 to finish top scorer – but he can catch up double-quick time – particularly on flat, sub-continental pitches.
You cannot ignore Fakhar Zaman either – a key cog to the explosive Pakistan batting line-up who lit up the Twenty20 World Cup semi-final with a phenomenal unbeaten 55 in his side’s defeat to Australia. You can back him at 11.0 to bag the runs for the Lahore Qalandars.
Other names to keep an eye on include Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, and Umar Akmal – all available art 17.0.