KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 7, Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough Lightning: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 7, Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough Lightning: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Amy Jones has scored 89 runs across two innings in this tournament.

Yorkshire Diamonds
Yorkshire Diamonds. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yorkshire Diamonds will host Loughborough Lightning at the Leeds in the KSL-T20 Blast double-header on Sunday. The Diamonds fell nine runs short of Surrey Stars’ total in their first game. The Yorkshire team missed the services of Katherine Brunt who was rested on the request of ECB to manage her back injury. The top-order of Healy, Winfield and Rodrigues have to step up and bat through for big totals.

On the other hand, Loughborough Lightning lost their first two games; both of them at home. In the first game, they lost three wickets in the first three overs and couldn’t get to a total that could threaten the Western Storm. The Lightning were in a position to win as the Southern Vipers who needed 19 runs from last two overs but three boundaries in seven deliveries took the game away from them.

Match Details:

The 7th match of the Kia Women’s Super League 2019 will be played between Yorkshire Diamonds and Loughborough Lightning at the Headingley in Leeds.

The match starts at 11:00 am local time (3:30 pm IST) (10:00 am GMT).

This game will be live on Yorkshire Cricket Club’s YouTube channel.

Weather Condition/Report:

Leeds could receive rainfall on Sunday but it will be mostly during the evening. Since this game starts at 11 am local time, it is less likely that the game will get abandoned.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Headingley pitch often tends to slow down as the game progresses. During the Yorkshire – Surrey game on Tuesday, both the teams struggled to score after the ball gets softer. However, since the T20 Blast game is played on the same pitch, a better and flat track can be expected for the Women’s fixture.

Average first innings score: 137 (KSL matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 5

Probable Playing XIs:

Yorkshire Diamonds:

Lauren Winfield (c), Alyssa Healy, Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Cordelia Griffith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Linsey Smith, Leigh Kasperek, Beth Langston, Katie Levick.

Bench: Katherine Brunt, Katie George, Georgia Davis, Bess Heath.

Loughborough Lightning:

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

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

Injury and Availability News:

Katherine Brunt is rested on ECB’s request.

Top Picks

Alyssa Healy showed a glimpse of what can be expected from her in the previous game. Georgia Elwiss will have a key role to play for her team with both bat and ball.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain – Alyssa Healy, Amy Jones, Georgia Elwiss

Vice-Captain – Lauren Winfield, Mignon du Preez, Jemimah Rodrigues

Alyssa Healy and Amy Jones are known for their consistency in the T20 format. However, the Ashes T20I didn’t go as expected but made a good start in the KSL.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy (c), Amy Jones (vc).

Batsmen – Lauren Winfield, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mignon du Preez.

All-Rounders – Leigh Kasperek, Helen Fenby, Georgia Elwiss.

Bowlers – Kirstie Gordon, Sarah Glenn, Alice Davidson-Richards.

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Alyssa Healy, Amy Jones.

Batsmen – Lauren Winfield, Chamari Atapattu, Jemimah Rodrigues (vc).

All-Rounders – Leigh Kasperek, Hayley Matthews, Georgia Elwiss (c).

Bowlers – Kirstie Gordon, Sarah Glenn, Linsey Smith.

Expert Advice:

Chamari Atapattu and Hayley Matthews have failed to live up to expectations in both games. Picking any of the two is risky in the current situation.

Probable Winners:

Yorkshire Diamonds are expected to register their first win leaving yet another disappointment for Loughborough.

*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.