KIA Women’s Super League 2019: Match 15, Lancashire Thunder vs Western Storm: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League 2019: Match 15, Lancashire Thunder vs Western Storm: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Making Smriti Mandhana captain should be a good bet.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana of Western Storm batting during the Kia Super League match. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 15th match of the Kia Women’s Super League 2019 will be played between Lancashire Thunder and Western Storm at the Chester Boughton Hall CC in Chester.

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


Preview

The Kia Super League 2019 will be back in action with the 15th game between Lancashire Thunder and Western Storm. The Thunder, despite having some high-quality players in the ranks, hasn’t been able to get over the line thus far in the tournament. They have played five games and haven’t won a single one. Thus, for the obvious reasons, they are placed last on the points table.

With another five games still to be played in the tournament, this is their opportunity to turn things around. However, it will be quite a herculean task against the Western Storm who have won all the five games they played so far. The last time these two teams met, the Storm managed to get over the line with 6 wickets to spare. They have more or less sealed a playoff spot but will like a few more wins under their belt.


Weather Report

It will be a sunny day in Chester on Sunday. The temperature throughout the game will be around 18 Degrees Celsius and the chances of precipitation are quite minimal. However, there will be a strong wind that will be blowing around.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This is the first game of the season that will be played at the Chester Boughton Hall CC. The track could be a sporting one with something on offer for everyone.

Average first innings score: 134.33 (Last three games in the KSL 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0, Tied – 1


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Lancashire Thunder:

Alice Dyson, Ellie Threlkeld, Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross (C), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Boyce, Emma Lamb.

Bench: Natalie Brown, Danielle Collins, Eve Jones, Ria Fackrell.

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, Amara Carr, Natasha Wraith.


Top Picks:

From the wicket-keeper’s category, R Priest should be your top pick. You can go for the likes of Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Heather Knight from the batters. While E Lamb is a great pick amongst the all-rounders, it has to be S Ecclestone and K Cross from the bowler’s category.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – S Mandhana, H Knight, R Priest

Vice-Captain Options – E Lamb, H Kaur, S Ecclestone

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – R Priest

Batters – H Kaur (VC), H Knight, F Wilson, S Mandhana (C), S Luff

All-Rounders – S Dunkley, E Lamb

Bowlers – K Cross, S Ecclestone, C Nicholas

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – E Threlkeld

Batters – H Kaur, H Knight (C), S Mandhana

All-Rounders – E Lamb (VC), S Luus, T McGrath, D Sharma

Bowlers – K Cross, F Davies, C Nicholas


Expert Advice:

The all-rounders from both these teams are doing pretty well. Thus, it would be great if you can have three or four of them as they contribute in all the departments of the game.

Probable Winners:

Western Storm is predicted to win this fixture.

*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.