PSL Top Bowler Betting: The Favourites
Clearly, there is plenty of talent – domestic and international – heading into this tournament. With that in mind, we have prepared these PSL betting tips on top bowler predictions for the PSL 2021.
The favourites to win PSL top bowler are:
- Rashid Khan
- Shaheen Afridi
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Let’s have a look at each of these bowlers individually below!
Hot FAVOURITE: Rashid Khan
BEST ODDS: 5.5 @ Pure Win
It is quite unlikely to have a top bowler list and not have Rashid Khan anywhere in it. The 22-year-old Afghan has established himself as one of the best bowlers in the T20 format. Case in point, he is currently No. 1 in the ICC T20I Bowling Rankings.
Khan has plied his trade for several T20 leagues like the Big Bash League, Indian Premier League, and the Caribbean Premier League. Playing for the likes of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Adelaide Strikers, Rashid has racked up plenty of wickets during his brilliant, fresh career so far.
Most recently, he represented Afghanistan against Ireland in a 3-match ODI series in late January. In the last ODI, Khan recorded 4/29 with the ball and 48 with the bat.
In the Pakistan Super League 2021, Rashid Khan will be playing for Lahore Qalandars, bowling side by side with Shaheen Afridi – last year’s leading wicket-taker in the league.
With plenty of playing experience and incredible talent, Khan leads the race on paper to become the top PSL bowler this season.
BEST ODDS: 6.0 @ Betway
Afridi took 17 wickets in 12 games last season in the PSL, at an economy rate of 7.11. While such figures are simply brilliant for the T20 format, they, in fact, also speak about the kind of talent this youngster is carrying. It definitely comes as no surprise to see the Qalandars retain Afridi ahead of the PSL 2021.
At 6 feet 6 inches, the 20-year-old already has a discernible height advantage which is only enhanced by his left-arm fast bowling and excellent fielding. The youngster is already representing Pakistan in the international matches, with his last stint coming against South Africa.
Shaheen Afridi featured in 2 Tests and 3 T20Is against the Proteas. He was more impressive in the former while in the T20 games, he couldn’t make that big of an impact.
Nonetheless, Afridi is packing raw, pure skills and can be dangerous to opposing batsmen. He is also the top-ranking Pakistani bowler in ICC’s Bowling Rankings for this format.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
BEST ODDS: 6.5 @ Pure Win
Another youngster who makes the cut in our list of top bowler predictions for the PSL 2021 is Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Hailing from Afghanistan, Rahman is No. 3 in the ICC’s T20I Bowler Rankings and the second Afghan bowler to feature in the top 10.
Just 19 years old, Rahman has been keeping himself busy with constant practice and matches. Recently, he played in the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat and followed it with a good performance in the Afghanistan-Ireland Series.
Then, he participated in the T10 Super League, playing for Bangla Tiger.
Clearly, Rahman is a determined and hard-working player with an impeccable ability to bowl leg-spin and off-spin. He may not have the experience but the teenager makes up for it with his dedication, perseverance, and grit.