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.

Lauren Winfield
Lauren Winfield of Yorkshire Diamonds. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Match Details:

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.

Weather Condition/Report:

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.

Pitch Condition/Report:

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:

Yorkshire Diamonds:

Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy, Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Cordelia Griffith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Linsey Smith, Leigh Kasperek, Beth Langston, Katie Levick.

Bench: Katherine Brunt, Katie George, Georgia Davis, Bess Heath.

Western Storm:

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.

Top Picks:

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

Expert Advice:

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.

Probable Winners:

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.