KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 28, Lancashire Thunder vs Surrey Stars: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 28, Lancashire Thunder vs Surrey Stars: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Sarah Taylor scored 158 runs including two fifties and also affected 5 stumpings across the last three matches.

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

Match Details:

The 28th match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Lancashire Thunder and Surrey Stars at the Stanley Park in Blackpool.

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

Preview:

The bottom two teams of the Kia Super League, Lancashire Thunder and Surrey Stars will face off at the Stanley Park in Blackpool. Both are desperate to finish with a win in a forgettable campaign. The failures with the bat have been the main reason behind their failures. The defending champions Surrey began the tournament with back to back wins including a bonus win against the Thunder.

Their 3rd game against Southern Vipers got washed out, the last time they earned points. On the other hand, the Lancashire Thunder are in an even worse position this season. They failed to win even one match and have lost eight out of the nine they played till date. The only time got points on the board was in the match against Southern Vipers which ended in a Tie.


Weather Condition/Report:

The weather forecast predicts a possibility of showers on Wednesday. The chances of rain come down significantly as the day progresses. However, since this will be a 2:30 PM start, there is a high possibility of a delayed start and a shortened match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Blackpool’s Stanley Park has hosted one game each in every KSL season. The score in every game was higher than the previous one. Considering the batting form both teams the trend might not repeat. Anything over 140 will be a winning total here.

Average first innings score – 142 (KSL matches)

Record of chasing team – Won: 0, Lost: 3


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Surrey Stars:

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

Bench:  Mady Villiers/Hannah Jones, Rhianna Southby, Grace Gibbs, Gwenan Davies.

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:

In the last three matches, Sarah Taylor scored 158 runs including two fifties and also affected 5 stumpings. Sophie Ecclestone and Kate Cross have done well in the recent matches earning a handful points. The Surrey skipper Natalie Sciver picked up 112 fantasy points over the last three matches.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor

Vice-Captain – Harmanpreet Kaur, Emma Lamb, Tahlia McGrath

Sarah Taylor and Natalie Sciver will be in demand for multipliers after the recent performances along with Dane van Niekerk who got a promotion to open the batting.


Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sarah Taylor (VC)

Batters – Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Harmanpreet Kaur

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver (C), Dane van Niekerk, Tahlia McGrath, Emma Lamb

Bowlers – Laura Marsh, Alex Hartley, Kate Cross

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Sarah Taylor

Batters – Bryony Smith, Ria Fackrell, Harmanpreet Kaur (VC)

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Dane van Niekerk (C), Emma Lamb, Sune Luus

Bowlers – Laura Marsh, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross

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Expert Advice:

Only Harmanpreet Kaur is a safe option in the batters category for this match. Bryony Smith can be picked since she bowls 3-4 overs alongside batting in top five. Lizelle Lee is way too inconsistent as she has single-digit scores more often.

Probable Winners:

Surrey Stars might finally get their 3rd 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.