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KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 12, Surrey Stars vs Loughborough Lightning: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Surrey Stars will take the field for the first time in seven days.

Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor of England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 12th match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Surrey Stars and Loughborough Lightning at the Woodbridge Road in Guildford.

The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).

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This game will be streamed live by the Surrey County Cricket Club on YouTube.


Preview:

The defending champions Surrey Stars will be on the field after nearly one week as their game against the Southern Vipers on Monday got abandoned. Their campaign began with a thrilling 9-run win on the first day of the tournament against Yorkshire Diamonds. The Stars followed it with a thumping 8-wicket win against Lancashire Thunder on the following day in Guildford which will be the host on August 15th.

They will be hosting Loughborough Lightning who have struggled for consistency. They got off to back to back defeats but secured a bonus point by defeating Yorkshire Diamonds on Thursday. Their recent most fixture against Western Storm in Bristol was a nightmare for them where they fell 40 runs short of the home team’s total. They need to put on a better batting performance for beating the Surrey Stars.


Weather Condition/Report:

Guildford is expected to witness dry conditions on Thursday. During the match timings, the weather forecast points out 0% of rain chances.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Woodbridge Road has hosted four KSL matches and all have been low scoring ones. Surrey restricted Lancashire to 120 and chased down easily earlier this season. Once again the venue could be the host for a low scoring match.

Injury and Availability News:

Georgia Lewis and Sarah Taylor are not playing this game.


Probable Playing XIs:

Surrey Stars:

Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Rhianna Southby (WK), Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Laura Marsh, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Amy Gordon, Gwenan Davies.

Bench:  Hannah Jones, Sarah Taylor, Eva Gray, Grace Gibbs.

Loughborough Lightning:

Amy Jones (WK), Hayley Matthews, Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Jenny Gunn (C), Kathryn Bryce, Kirstie Gordon, Tara Norris, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham.

Bench: Alice Monaghan, Abbey Freeborn, Georgia Elwiss, Jo Gardner.


Top Picks:

Mignon du Preez has got some runs under her belt when the top-order has struggled. Sarah Glenn and Kristie Gordon have been amongst wickets for Loughborough.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones, Dane van Niekerk, Georgia Elwiss

Vice-Captain – Lizelle Lee, Hayley Matthews, Mignon du Preez, Sarah Taylor

Dane van Niekerk has been the best player of Surrey Stars as she picked up four wickets across the two games played. She has to be captain or vice-captain for her dual role and especially her wicket-taking ability.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sarah Taylor

Batters – Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Bryony Smith

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Hayley Matthews, Dane van Niekerk (C)

Bowlers – Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Laura Marsh

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters – Mignon du Preez (VC), Lizelle Lee, Chamari Atapattu

All-Rounders – Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Natalie Sciver (C)

Bowlers – Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Laura Marsh, Marizanne Kapp


Expert Advice:

Lizelle Lee and Sarah Taylor were excluded from Suggested XI No.1 and No.2 respectively to fit the balance and credits.

Probable Winners:

Surrey Stars are expected to record their 3rd consecutive win.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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