KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 19, Western Storm vs Southern Vipers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 19, Western Storm vs Southern Vipers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Smriti Mandhana is the leading run-getter of KSL 2019 having scored 235 runs from six matches.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo: IANS)

Match Details:

The 19th match of the Kia Women’s Super League 2019 will be played between Western Storm and Southern Vipers at the County Ground in Bristol.

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

Preview:

Western Storm’s winning streak doesn’t look like coming to an end any sooner. They have won all the six matches they played and are placed on the top of the table with 28 points. Smriti Mandhana slowly got into her grove with consecutive 70+ scores. She now tops the run-getters list for the KSL 2019 with 235 runs pushing her T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (210) to No.2.

They will now face Southern Vipers who are on the 2nd position in the table. The Vipers won three and lost one out of their six matches while one each ended in a Tie and washout. They are fresh of a huge 89-run against the defending champions Surrey Stars. Danielle Wyatt became the first England player to score a century in the Kia Super League. Her 110-run knock helped Vipers post a huge score of 178.


Weather Condition/Report:

Bristol is expected to dry on Tuesday. The weather forecast hints at no interruption to be caused by rain. During the match timings, the chances of rain are less than 5%.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Bristol seems to be a decent venue for the KSL matches. The last six completed Women’s T20 matches at this venue witnessed scores between 120 and 165. Earlier in this KSL, the home team Western Storm won by 40 runs after posting 158/4 in their 20 overs.

Average first innings score: 143 (Last six completed Women’s T20 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Western Storm:

Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Sonia Odedra, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Griffiths, Freya Davies/Claire Nicholas.

Bench: Ellie Mitchell, Dani Gibson, Freya Davies/Claire Nicholas.

Southern Vipers:

Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (C & WK), Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Marie Kelly/Thea Brookes, Paige Scholfield, Fi Morris, Amanda Wellington, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell.

Bench: Charlie Dean, Marie Kelly/Thea Brookes, Issy Wong, Carla Rudd


Top Picks:

Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest and Heather Knight earned a good number of points in the last couple of matches. Mandhana and Priest’s opening stands don’t even allow the inform batter Fran Wilson to get a chance.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight, Stafanie Taylor

Vice-Captain – Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Priest, Fran Wilson

Stafanie Taylor earned over 25 points in all five matches she played while Heather Knight is bowling a decent number of overs which adds to her consistency with the bat.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Priest

Batsmen – Smriti Mandhana (C), Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt (VC), Maia Bouchier

All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor

Bowlers – Freya Davies, Anya Shrubsole, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tammy Beaumont

Batsmen – Smriti Mandhana, Fran Wilson, Heather Knight (C), Suzie Bates, Maia Bouchier

All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor (VC), Deepti Sharma

Bowlers – Claire Nicholas, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell

 


Expert Advice:

With Western Storm winning all their six matches, they have got the luxury to rest few key players. Claire Nicholas was rested in the previous game while Freya Davies could get an off on Tuesday. Both the players featuring can’t be ruled out either.

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.