KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 25, Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 25, Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kirstie Gordon has picked up 8 wickets in this tournament thus far.

Kirstie Gordon
Kirstie Gordon. (Photo Source: ICC)

Match Details:

The 25th match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Loughborough Lightning and Lancashire Thunder at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The match starts at 11:30 AM local time (4:00 PM IST) (10:30 PM GMT).


Loughborough Lightning became the 2nd team after Western Storm to seal their spot in the finals day with 23 points. Lightning won five out of their eight matches including three bonus-point wins. They will face Lancashire Thunder at the Trent Bridge on Sunday. The Lancashire Thunder have failed to win at least one match in this edition having lost seven out of the eight games they played.

Their game against Southern Vipers ended in a Tie which was the only game that earned points for Thunder. This game between Loughborough and Lancashire doesn’t have any significance. However, the Thunder will be looking to register their first win while Lightning want to enter finals day with winning momentum. This game will be the first at the Trent Bridge for many players in both squads.

Weather Condition/Report:

This game between Lightning and Thunder will start at 11:30 BST as it will be followed by a T20 Blast game in the afternoon. No rain is predicted during the match timings at Trent Bridge. However, there could be a slight delayed start as there are marginal signs of rain in the early morning.

Pitch Condition/Report:

This match will be the first in the Kia Super League at the Trent Bridge. The venue has hosted only one Women’s T20 match thus far. New Zealand got better of India during the 2009 WT20 semi-final after posting 145. In an unofficial T20 game last year, the England Academy Women 228/5 and won by 116 runs against the Australia Aboriginal Women.

Average first innings score – N/A (KSL matches)

Record of chasing team – N/A

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Loughborough Lightning:

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

Bench: Alice Monaghan, Abbey Freeborn, Jo Gardner, Tara Norris.

Lancashire Thunder:

Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Sophia Dunkley, Harmanpreet Kaur, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross (C), Ria Fackrell, Natalie Brown, Alex Hartley.

Bench: Danielle Collins, Alice Dyson, Eve Jones, Georgia Boyce.

Top Picks:

Tahlia McGrath is showing up her consistency of late with scores of 44, 26 and 29 in the previous three matches. Kathryn Bryce picked up seven wickets from previous six matches with at least one wicket in five matches. She went wicketless in one game where he ended up scoring a 30+.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Hayley Matthews, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mignon du Preez

Vice-Captain – Tahlia McGrath, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb

Hayley Matthews has earned 25+ points in each of the previous four matches. This makes her the first preferred player as captain or vice-captain. The experience and consistency of Mignon du Preez and Harmanpreet Kaur can be banked for the multiplier options.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters – Mignon du Preez, Chamari Atapattu, Harmanpreet Kaur (VC)

All-Rounders – Hayley Matthews (C), Tahlia McGrath, Emma Lamb, Georgia Elwiss

Bowlers – Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Amy Jones

Batters – Mignon du Preez (C), Georgia Adams, Harmanpreet Kaur

All-Rounders – Tahlia McGrath (VC), Sune Luus, Kathryn Bryce, Hayley Matthews

Bowlers – Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross


Expert Advice:

Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross and Kirstie Gordon are the safest players in the bowlers’ category. Ecclestone and Cross have been consistent in having 20+ points. Gordon, who costs only 8 credits, picks 2-3 wickets every 2nd match.

Probable Winners:

Lancashire Thunder could finally end the wait for their maiden win of the tournament.

*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.