WS vs LT Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: Women’s Super League T20
Western Storm and Lancashire Thunder will face-off in the 15th match of Women Cricket Super League 2019 at Boughton Hall in Chester. We will provide WS vs LT Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Table-toppers Western Storm has an undisputed run till now winning all five encounters on the trot. They defeated Yorkshire Diamonds by nine wickets in the last meeting. Bowling first, Pace attack led by Anya Shrubsole was on the money and restricted Diamonds at 151. Also, Rachel Priest was excellent on the field along with Sophie Luff, resulting in five run-outs. Chasing the target, Rachel Priest and Smriti Mandhana scored attacking 72* and 70 to ensure a comfortable victory for the team. They will be eager to continue the winning run ahead and defeat Lancashire Thunder tomorrow.
Lancashire Thunder is on the opposite end of the points table with no win and four losses yet in this edition. Their last match against Southern Vipers ended in a tie. Batting first, Lancashire openers collapsed on three runs but some handy contributions in middle order surged team to a total of 132. Harmanpreet Kaur was the top scorer for her 34-run knock. Emma Lamb and Sophie Dunkley Brown supported Harmanpreet. Also, Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone scored late cameos of 22* and 14* respectively. In defence, Emma Lamb took three wicket-haul while Cross and Ecclestone took two scalps each totally the scoreboard. Thunder will hope to open their account tomorrow defeating mighty Western Storm.
When and Where:
WS vs LT, 15th Match, Women Cricket Super League 2019.
Boughton Hall CC Ground, Chester.
07:00 PM, 18th August 2019.
Pitch is expected to be neutral with an average total near 150.
Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Deepti Sharma, Freya Davies, Sophie Luff, Claire Nicholas, Sonia Odedra, Danielle Gibson, Naomi Dattani, Ellie Mitchell, Alex Griffiths, and Nat Wraith.
Kate Cross (c), Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Alice Dyson, Danielle Collins, Emma Lamb, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley, Evelyn Jones, Ria Fackrell, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sune Luus, Tahlia McGrath, Eleanor Threlkeld.
- Rachel Priest and Smriti Mandhana will open the innings while Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, and S Luff will follow them along with D Sharma.
- Heather Knight, Deepti Sharma, and N Dattani will be all-rounders of the team. Anya Shrubsole can also be handy with the bat.
- C Nicholas, A Shrubsole and Freya Davies will lead the pace attack of the team along with S Odedra.
- Deepti Sharma will handle the spin department along with H Knight.
- They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination.
- Sune Luus and Tahlia McGrath can open the innings. Sophia Dunkley Brown, Harmanpreet Kaur, G Boyce, Emma Lamb, and E Threlkeld will handle the middle order.
- S Luus, T McGrath, Sophia Dunkley Brown and Emma Lamb will play the role of an all-rounder. S Ecclestone and K Cross can also do late hitting for the team.
- Kate Cross will spearhead the pace attack along with A Dyson, T McGrath, and S Dunkley Brown.
- Sophie Ecclestone, Emma Lamb, and Alex Hartley will be the key spinners. Sune Luus and Harmanpreet can support them.
- The team can either continue with pace bowling of Alice Dyson or strengthen the batting attack by adding Evelyn Jones in the playing XI.
Probable Playing XI:
Rachel Priest (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff, Deepti Sharma, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Sonia Odedra, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas.
Sune Luus, Tahlia McGrath, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Harmanpreet Kaur, Georgie Boyce, Emma Lamb, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (c), Alex Hartley, Alice Dyson.
Key Players for WS vs LT Dream11:
Primary Options: Rachel Priest
Rachel Priest has an excellent hitting ability and can be dangerous anytime. She scored 72* runs in the last match and is fifth on the list of top scorers with 155 runs in 5 games.
Other Options: E Threlkeld
E Threlkeld will bat way down the order and is an average performer.
Primary Options: Heather Knight, S Mandhana, H Kaur, Fran Wilson, G Boyce
Heather Knight is on the top of the highest run scorers of this edition with 174 runs in five encounters at a whopping average of 58. She can also be handy with the ball.
Smriti Mandhana is one of the best women openers and can score at blistering strike rate. She scored 70 runs in the last match, and 163 runs overall in this season.
Harmanpreet Kaur is a consistent performer. She has also scored 160 runs in 5 matches at an average of 40.
Fran Wilson has also performed well this season scoring 130 runs in 4 innings.
Georgie Boyce performed well in the first encounter opening the innings but now is demoted in the middle order and will be eager to score good knock.
All-rounders for LT vs WS Dream11 Prediction:
Primary Options: Emma Lamb, T McGrath, Sune Luus and Deepti Sharma.
Emma Lamb is performing well for the team taking crucial scalps and scoring good cameos. She has earned seven scalps till now including three wicket-haul and score of 29 in the last match.
Tahlia McGrath is a talented youngster but has not been at her best in this edition. She can open the innings and bowl a few overs of medium pace.
Sune Luus is a very attacking opening batsman and is efficient with her leg-spin also. She scored brilliant knock against Western Storms in the last H2H. However, She will not bowl enough overs.
Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma has enough potential to contribute with the bat as well as the bowl. She has taken four scalps till now.
Other Options: Sophie Dunkley Brown
Sophie Dunkley Brown is an emerging talent and has played for England team also. She will bat in the middle order and can bowl a few overs of medium pace. She is yet to make a significant mark this season.
Bowlers for Lancashire Thunder vs Western Storm:
Primary Options: Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, A Shrubsole, C Nicholas, Freya Davies
Sophie Ecclestone is one of the best spinners in women’s cricket currently and can also do late hitting for the team. She has taken five wickets till now including two scalps in the last match.
Kate Cross has performed well for the England team and is leading the pace attack of Lancashire Thunder. She took three wicket-haul and scored 22* runs in the last match.
Experienced Anya Shrubsole is not looking in good form recently but can destroy opponent batting attack on her day. She bowled good spell in the last match.
Claire Nicholas is on the top of leading wicket-taker with eight scalps in five matches. She is in lethal form.
Freya Davies has also taken eight wickets and can trouble batsmen with her pace and bounce.
Other Options: Alex Hartley
Alex Hartley is an average spinner and does not perform well in most of the encounters.
WS vs LT Dream11 Team Prediction:
After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.
R Priest(wk) (Vc)
H Knight (C)