PSL Tips Matches 22 and 23: Bet big prices for runs again in Rawalpindi

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Ed Hawkins previews the double header from Rawalpindi on Wednesday with Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings and Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars...

  • Quetta better in chase

  • Both teams 220 a play

  • Lahore woeful

  • Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings
    Saturday 3 March, 09.00
    TV: Live on Sky734

    Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings best bets

    These two are normally scrapping away to avoid the wooden spoon. Kings are still struggling but Quetta are a team transformed and one more win should secure a play-off berth.

    They have lost only once - to Multan - and beat Kings in their last completed match. It was a five-wicket success which needlessly went down to the last delivery.

    Jason Roy has been superb, rolling back the years in the opening berth while Sherfane Rutherford has been blistering in the finishing slot. Sarfaraz Ahmed is a passenger, though, and Rilee Rossouw is having a struggle.

    Kings are looking to end a run of three straight defeats. Kieron Pollard missed the loss by Multan and they need him back. It might be good to give Tim Seifert the axe and promote Leus du Plooy, who is in a different class.

    Du Plooy would be a top-bat fancy but the 7/24.50 is no fun for a No 5. Instead, get with him in play from 8/19.00 with Sportsbook.

    Back Leus du Plooy top Kings bat in-play from 8/19.00

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    Quetta are 1.804/5 favourites which seems fair. With 'Pindi such a flat surface, however, the threat of conceding big runs is ever-present. If Quetta are the bet then we have to wait for the chaser by which time the odds are likely to have flipped.

    There have been 14 PSL matches played at the venue. Five of them saw both teams notch 200 and three recorded both teams hitting 220. We were getting 25s but the cut to 16s is not on. Go for the below instead, ducthing stakes

    Back both teams for 220 or more and QG to win @40/141.00

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    Back both teams for 220 or more KK to win @ 40/141.00

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    Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars
    Wednesday 6 March
    , 14:00
    TV: Live on Sky734

    Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars best bets

    Can Lahore really be bad enough to lose a seventh-consecutive game? They were grateful for rain in Rawlpindi giving them their first point of the campaign which would require Mensa mathematics to continue past the group stage. They are almost certainly done.

    The post mortem is likely to conclude that they were guilty of a dereliction of duty by not properly replacing Rashid Khan. Fakhar Zaman has been an absolute fakhar for all-top bat afficionados with his 38% win returning zilch so far.

    United are beginning to purr. Two straight wins have revived a term which was starting to stutter. The middle-order has found their rhythm and they should go on to run Quetta close for a probable fight for second position.

    The 1.758/11 is about what we would expect given the formbook. The best play is runs again, though. If the both for 220 or more has not copped by now then we go in again with a one-point stake at 20/121.00 with Sportsbook while adding both for 200 at 4/15.00.

    We also go in again on Fakhar Zaman for top Lahore bat. He is well overdue and is boosted to 3/14.00.

    Back Fakhar Zaman top LQ bat @ 3/14.00

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    Back both sides to score 200 @ 4/15.00

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