KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 24, Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 24, Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The pitch is expected to be slow at the venue.

Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Surrey CCC)

Match Details:

The 24th match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars at the Haslegrave Ground in Loughborough.

The match starts at 4:00 PM local time (08:30 PM IST) (3:00 PM GMT).


Loughborough Lightning will face the Surrey Stars in their last home game of the Kia Super League. They are on a three-match winning streak and are at the third position in the points table after playing seven matches. With only three outings left including this one, they would be keen on holding on to the top three positions and seal their place in the knockouts.

On the contrary, the Surrey Stars have completely lost their way after twin victories to start the season. Their third match against the Southern Vipers got washed out and since then, the Stars have totally struggled. Interestingly, their losing streak started against the Lightning itself and they will be keen to arrest the rut by beating the same team. Though it will be a tough task for them to stop the in-form opposition.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather is set to be fair in Loughborough on Friday. There is no chance of rain whatsoever throughout the day and a full game is expected to take place. The temperature will hover around 23-24 Degrees Celsius during the game.

Pitch Report

It has been a struggle for the batters at this venue this season. 135 has been the highest score this season for the team batting first. This is the last game of the tournament here and a similar kind of a slow surface is expected to be on offer.

Average first innings score: 133 (three matches played at the venue this season)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared once there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Loughborough Lightning

Hayley Matthews, Amy Ellen Jones (WK), Chamari Athapaththu, Georgia Elwiss (C), Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Kathryn Bryce, Jenny Gunn, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Kirstie Gordon.

Bench – Tara Norris, Abigail Freeborn, Alice Monaghan, Joanne Gardner

Surrey Stars

Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk, Sarah Taylor (WK), Natalie Sciver (C), Marizanne Kapp, Bryony Smith, Mady Villiers, Laura Marsh, Eva Gray, Aylish Cranstone, Amy Gordon.

Bench – Grace Gibbs, Hannah Jones, Rhianna Southby, Gwenan Davies

Top Picks:

Georgia Elwis batted at four in the previous game and also picked up a wicket with the ball. She looks a decent pick as the Lightning’s top-order is looking shaky at the moment.

Marizanne Kapp has the ability to bowl and bat well and seems to be a must in the Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Hayley Matthews, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor.

Vice-Captain Options: Amy Jones, Georgia Elwiss, Dane van Niekerk.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sarah Taylor (VC), Amy Jones

Batters – Bryony Smith, Georgia Adams, Mignon du Preez

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Dane van Niekerk, Hayley Matthews (C)

Bowlers – Marizanne Kapp, Kirstie Gordon, Sarah Glenn.

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Sarah Taylor

Batters – Lizelle Lee, Chamari Athapaththu, Mignon du Preez

All-Rounders – Natali Sciver (C), Dane van Niekerk, Georgia Elwiss (VC), Hayley Matthews

Bowlers – G Gibbs, Eva Gray, Kirstie Gordon.


Expert Advice:

The pitch is extremely slow at the venue and it is better to have spinners and bowlers with better variations.

Probable Winners:

Loughborough Lightning are 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.