KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 13, Yorkshire Diamonds vs Western Storm: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Heather Knight has scored more than 35 runs in all four matches.
Published - Aug 15, 2019 5:13 am | Updated - Aug 15, 2019 6:57 pm
The 13th match of the Kia Women’s Super League 2019 will be played between Yorkshire Diamonds and Western Storm at the York Cricket Club in York.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).
Western Storm is cruising in the Kia Super League 2019 having won all four matches they played. In their previous match against Loughborough Lightning, the Western Storm registered a 40-run. That win helped the Storm to claim a bonus point. The last year’s sensation Smriti Mandhana has been restricted to 20s-30s only. But Heather Knight has managed to cover it up with consecutive 35+ scores.
They will now tour York Cricket Club venue for facing the Yorkshire Diamonds. The Diamonds suffered back to back defeats against Surrey Stars and Loughborough Lightning in the first week. However, they bounced back on Tuesday against Lancashire Thunder where they got over the line by a narrow margin on nine runs while defending their total of 151.
York is expected to be cloudy on Thursday but no rain is expected during the day. The weather forecast indicate 0% chances during the match timings but up to 70% for overnight rainfall.
The York Cricket Club hosted three KSL matches with the first two being high-scoring matches. However, the recent most game witnessed the Surrey Stars bundled out for just 66. However, the track for the game between Diamonds and Storm is not a turning track like in the Surrey game last season.
Average first innings score: 133 (Women’s Twenty20s)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
Katherine Brunt is rested on ECB’s request.
Probable Playing XIs:
Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy, Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Bess Heath, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Linsey Smith, Leigh Kasperek, Katie George, Katie Levick.
Bench: Katherine Brunt, Georgia Davis, Beth Langston, Cordelia Griffith.
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Sonia Odedra, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas.
Bench: Ellie Mitchell, Dani Gibson, Alex Griffiths.
Lauren Winfield has been consistent in getting starts but has failed to convert them into big ones. Fran Wilson is playing a similar role for Western Storm but in the middle-order.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Heather Knight, Lauren Winfield, Alyssa Healy, Smriti Mandhana
Vice-Captain – Rachel Priest, Fran Wilson, Jemimah Rodrigues, Leigh Kasperek
Heather Knight has become a must as captain and vice-captain due to her exploits in this tournament so far.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy, Rachel Priest
Batsmen – Lauren Winfield (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, Fran Wilson, Heather Knight (C)
All-Rounders – Leigh Kasperek
Bowlers – Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas, Alice Davidson-Richards
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy (VC)
Batsmen – Lauren Winfield, Smriti Mandhana (C), Fran Wilson, Heather Knight, Jemimah Rodrigues
All-Rounders – Leigh Kasperek, Deepti Sharma
Bowlers – Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas, Kathie George
At 8 credits, the Western Storm bowlers Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas become a must in the fantasy team. The duo could save credits for the big all-rounders and batsmen. In fact, the duo is amongst the top-wicket takers in this KSL.
Western Storm is expected to continue their winning streak.
*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.