Afghanistan Premier League Betting

The Afghanistan Premier League(APL) is a T20 tournament organised by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Although it is an Afghan cricket competition, it actually takes place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to ongoing security issues in Afghanistan. Boasting a high level of cricket, the APL normally takes place every October. More online cricket betting information about this competition is found below.

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What is the Afghanistan Premier League?

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In 2018, the ACB announced that the International Cricket Council had approved their plans for a new T20 franchise tournament. They could see the huge success that other similar competitions were having around the world and wanted a slice of the pie too. The very first edition of this tournament took place later that year between the 5th and the 21st October.

Betting on the Afghanistan Premier League

The APL is exciting enough that the best betting sites for cricket keep track of it for wagering purposes. On the 14th October 2018, the Balkh Legends scored 244 runs from their 20 overs, which was the highest score in the tournament. Mohammad Shazad topped the runscorer list thanks to the 344 runs that he scored in 9 innings. Hazratullah Zazai scored 124 runs from 55 balls, which was the best score by any batsman. Chris Gayle and Mohammad Shazad sit at the top of the table when it comes to most sixes hit. They have 27 sixes each, although Gayle scored his in two fewer innings. Isuru Udana took 17 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 14.41, which was the best from any bowler. Qais Ahmed tops the table of best bowling figures in a match. On the 21st October, 2018, he took 5 wickets for just 18 runs.

Which teams compete in the Afghan Premier League?

Five teams compete in the APL. They are listed in the table below.

Franchise City Captain Coach Owner
Balkh Legends Mazar-i-Sharif Mohammad Nabi Simon Helmot Unknown
Kabul Zwanan Kabul Rashid Khan Heath Streak Moreli Sports FZC
Kandahar Knights Kandahar Asghar Afghan Kabir Ali SB Sports
Nangarhar Leopards Jalalabad Ben Cutting Venkatesh Prasad Plus Capital Ltd.
Paktia Super Kings Khost, Loya Paktia Mohammad Shahzad Dawlat Ahmadzai Unknown

APL Player Acquisition

T20 leagues around the world make use of a draft system or an auction when it comes to giving team owners the opportunity to purchase players for their squads. The APL decided that a draft system is better than an auction. With this type of system, those players that want to play simply need to register themselves and, if they are deemed eligible, they will be included in the draft pot. Each team involved in the tournament then gets a turn to choose and purchase the players that they want.

"While most other T20 leagues have squad size limits, it doesn’t seem that any were in place for the inaugural edition of this competition. This could very well change in the future."

What Format Does the APL use?

In the Afghanistan Premier League, all five teams are put into one group and play each other team twice. At the end of the group stage, the top four teams will advance to the semi-finals. The team that comes first plays those who finish fourth, and those who come third will play against those who come second. The two winners of these games will compete for the trophy in the final.

Which Teams have won the Afghanistan Premier League?

There has only been one winner as there has only been one edition of this tournament. Despite this, we have still provided a table below to show you who won, who were the runners-up, and what the margin of victory was. This table will be updated when more editions have been played.

Winners Runners-up Margin of Victory
2018 - Balkh Legends Kabul Zwanan 4 wickets

APL Cricket Match Predictions

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