LIG vs NOD Fantasy Prediction: Lightning vs Northern Diamonds – 31 May 2021 (Kibworth). Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, and Katherine Brunt are the best fantasy picks of this game.
Lightning will take on Northern Diamonds in the league game of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021. All the elite women cricketers of England are embracing this tournament.
Northern Diamonds are the runners-up of the last season, whereas the Lightning finished at the bottom of the group. Both teams have lost their first game of this season, and they would want to make a comeback.
Pitch Report – The pitch is expected to be a batting beauty.
Match Details :
Time:- 3.00 PM IST Stadium: Kibworth Cricket Club Ground, Kibworth
Probable XI for both sides:-
Lightning – Sarah Bryce, Tammy Beaumont, Kathryn Bryce, Abigail Freeborn, Michaela Kirk, Sonia Odedra, Lucy Higham, Teresa Graves, Yvonne Graves, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Munro.
Northern Diamonds – Laurie Winfield-Hill, Hollie Armitage, Natalie Sciver, Sterre Kalis, Katherine Brunt, Ami Campbell, Jenny Gunn, Alex MacDonald, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Katie Levick.
LIG vs NOD: Key Players of the Game
Lightning Top-3 Picks:-
Tammy Beaumont:- She scored 276 runs at an average of 92.00 in the last ODI series against New Zealand. Beaumont bats at the top-order, whereas she can bowl a few overs as well.
Kathryn Bryce:- Bryce scalped 14 wickets last season, whereas she scored 141 runs with the bat. She bats at the number three position.
Lucy Higham:- Higham scalped eight wickets last season, whereas she can contribute with the bat as well.
Northern Diamonds Top-4 Picks:-
Natalie Sciver:- Sciver is a veteran of 1570 T20I runs, whereas she has also scalped 67 wickets. She will bat the top-order and will bowl her quota of overs.
Lauren Winfield:- Winfield scored 91 runs in three last season, whereas she scored a century in the first game this season. She will open the innings for her side.
Beth Langston:- Langston scalped 12 wickets last season, whereas she scalped a couple of wickets in the last game. She is a wicket-taker with the ball.
Katherine Brunt:- Brunt is a veteran of 93 T20I wickets, whereas scalped six wickets in two games last season. In the last game, she scored 43 runs and scalped a couple of wickets.
LIG vs NOD Final Fantasy Team:-
WK: S Kalis.
Batsmen: L Winfield, T Beaumont, Y Graves.
All-Rounders: N Sciver, K Bryce, L Higham.
Bowlers: B Langston, K Brunt, K Levick, K Gordon.
Match Prediction: Northern Diamonds will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Natalie Sciver and Tammy Beaumont
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Katherine Brunt and Kathryn Bryce
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.