KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 23, Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 23, Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The Thunder are yet to open their account in the tournament.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo: IANS)

Match Details:

The 23rd match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Yorkshire Diamonds and Lancashire Thunder at the North Marine Road Ground in Scarborough.

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

Preview:

Lancashire Thunder has had a disastrous campaign thus far. The team, led by Katie Cross, doesn’t seem to find a light at the end of the tunnel. They are languishing at the bottom of the points table with only a couple of points from seven matches. Their Net Run Rate of -1.002 also tells a lot about their indifferent performance. Their next match is versus the Yorkshire Diamonds in Scarborough.

The Diamonds, on the other hand, still have a chance of going to the next round, sitting on eight points from seven matches. The Lauren Winfield-led unit would’ve been disappointed after it lost by three runs, failing to chase down 128 against Southern Vipers. Another loss could put their campaign in the doldrums as Surrey Stars, who are above the Diamonds, have three points more than them.


Weather Condition/Report:

There is no chance of rain, which means that an uninterrupted game can be expected. The atmosphere will be pleasant with the temperature around the 22 degrees mark. The humidity will be in the 80s. There will be clouds, but they won’t convert into a downpour.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Only one match in the KSL has taken place at the venue. The game was the witness to the highest successful chase in the tournament. Western Storm chased down 173 in 19.2 overs. Hence, it won’t be a surprise if the teams opt to field first after winning the toss. A high-scoring match can be expected.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Yorkshire Diamonds

Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy (wk), Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alice Davidson Richards, Katie George, Bess Heath, Leigh Kasperek, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Katie Levick

Bench- Cordelia Griffith, Georgia Davis, Helen Fenby

Lancashire Thunder

Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Sophia Dunkley, Harmanpreet Kaur, Emma Lamb, Ria Fackrell, Sophie Ecclestone, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Kate Cross (C), Alice Dyson, Alex Hartley

Bench- Danielle Collins, Evelyn Jones, Georgia Boyce, Natalia Brown


Top Picks:

Harmanpreet Kaur (217 runs) and Sophie Ecclestone (10 wickets and 57 runs) have been two of Lancashire’s most consistent batswomen.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophie Ecclestone, Alyssa Healy

Vice-Captain – Emma Lamb, Jemimah Rodrigues, Katie Cross

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batsmen – Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Holly Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues

All-Rounders – Emma Lamb (VC), Tahia McGrath, Leigh Kasperek

Bowlers – Katie Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Katie George, Katie Levick

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy

Batsmen – Harmanpreet Kaur, Lauren Winfield, Jemimah Rodrigues (VC)

All-Rounders – Emma Lamb, Sune Luus, Leigh Kasperek

Bowlers – Sophie Ecclestone (C), Alex Hartley, Alice Davidson Richards, Katie Levick.


Expert Advice:

In the last match, Emma Lamb batted at number five, one place above his number six slot. She also bowls her quota of four overs. One can risk making her the skipper, though there are some more prolific scores like Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophie Ecclestone and Jemimah Rodrigues.

Probable Winners:

The Yorkshire Diamonds are expected to come out trumps in the game.

*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.