KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 9, Surrey Stars vs Southern Vipers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

KIA Women’s Super League, 2019: Match 9, Surrey Stars vs Southern Vipers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Who among Dane van Niekerk and Stafanie Taylor will be ideal as captain?

Tammy Beaumont celebrates her century against Australia Women. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The defending champions Surrey Stars made a solid start to the new season with back to back wins. They sneaked through a 9-run win on the first day of the tournament against Yorkshire Diamonds. They followed it with a comfortable 8-wicket win over Lancashire Thunder on the following day. They will now host Southern Vipers on Monday at the Kennington Oval.

The Vipers began with a convincing 34-run win over Lancashire in the first match of this season. They did struggle during a last-over thriller against Loughborough Lightning but got home with two wickets in hand. They suffered their first loss of the tournament on Sunday. Western Storm got better of the Vipers while chasing a target of 143 despite losing wickets in a flurry in the last two overs.

Match Details:

The 9th match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Surrey Stars and Southern Vipers at the Kennington Oval in London.

The match starts at 6:30 PM local time (11:00 PM IST) (5:30 PM GMT).

This game will be live on Sky Sports in England.

Weather Condition/Report:

The Oval is expected to remain under the threat of rainfall until 7 PM local time. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM itself. This could mean a delayed start but unlikely to get a stoppage in the second half of the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Kennington Oval has witnessed high-scoring KSL matches in the past. The average first innings total at this venue reads 147 across six matches. The second batting teams were successful in chasing down 140+ targets here.

Average first innings score: 147 (KSL matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Surrey Stars:

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

Bench:  Hannah Jones, Rhianna Southby, Eva Gray, Grace Gibbs.

Southern Vipers:

Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (C), Thea Brookes, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Paige Scholfield, Amanda Wellington, Carla Rudd (WK), Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell.

Bench: Charlie Dean, Issy Wong, Fi Morris, Marie Kelly.

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Top Picks:

The Southern Vipers’ pair of Danielle Wyatt and Tammy Beaumont have played three matches in the tournament. Both bagged a duck apiece and ended up gaining 0 points in those matches. In the remaining two, both yielded over 30 points each.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Dane van Niekerk, Stafanie Taylor

Vice-Captain – Lizelle Lee, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor

Dane van Niekerk has been Surrey’s best player thus far picking up four wickets across the two games played. She has to be captain or vice-captain for her dual role and especially her wicket-taking ability.

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sarah Taylor, Tammy Beaumont

Batters – Danielle Wyatt, Maia Bouchier, Bryony Smith

All-Rounders – Natalie Sciver, Dane van Niekerk (C), Stafanie Taylor (VC)

Bowlers – Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell, Laura Marsh

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Tammy Beaumont

Batters – Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith

All-Rounders – Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Natalie Sciver (C)

Bowlers – Tash Farrant, Amanda Wellington, Marizanne Kapp

Expert Advice:

Suzie Bates and Lizelle Lee were excluded among the big names to adjust the available credits in the first Suggested XI. Sarah Taylor and Stafanie Taylor had to be removed to fit the balance in our 2nd Suggestion.

Probable Winners:

Surrey Stars are expected to record their 3rd consecutive win.

*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.