SS vs LL Dream11 : Second placed Surrey Stars take on a crumbling Loughborough Lightning side in the opening match of a hectic day in the Super League
Having emerged winners on just one occasion in four encounters, for Loughborough Lightning, the Super League seems to be coming to an early end. Struggling in the trenches of the league standings, it’s not just been the defeats but the manner in which they have come out for the side which make for a big cause of worry.
Trounced by Western Storm by 44 runs in their least outing, Loughborough ended up failing to a 40 run defeat in what was a beleaguered performance by the side. They ended up conceding 158 runs before eventually giving away for just 118 in a flabbergasting run chase by the side to once again epitomise the problems the side are burdened with at the moment.
Elsewhere Surrey Stars are back out in the middle after a hiatus of one week, one which while gave the side plenty of time to further tune an already solid unit also sees the side itching to get back out on the ground. Placed firm in second place after winning two of their three encounters, the side will be looking to build on the momentum garnered from what has been a perfect outing for them till now in the league.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The previous encounter held her saw the hosts restrict Lancashire to just 120, showing how difficult a surface this is for batting. The ball is bound to stop before coming onto the bat with the overcast conditions only further helping the bowlers, seeing the ball deviate massively and entrap the batters in a skirmish.
With batting difficult over here, the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first and put on crucial runs.
Probable Playing 11
Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor (WK), Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Laura Marsh, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Amy Gordon, Gwenan Davies
Amy Jones (WK), Hayley Matthews, Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss (C), Georgia Adams, Jenny Gunn, Kathryn Bryce, Kirstie Gordon, Tara Norris, Sarah Glenn
Match: Surrey Stars vs Loughborough Lightning
Date And Time: 15th August, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Woodbridge Road, Guildford
SS vs LL Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for SS vs LL Dream11
We are getting in both the wicket-keepers here with the two players behind the wickets impressing us massively with the way they have doled out their services with the bat.
With 22 runs in the previous encounter, Amy Jones comes in for us from Loughborough Lightning while we have decided to indulge in the expertise of Sarah Taylor from Surrey Stars. She’s been in exceptional touch in her side’s 9 run win over the Diamonds and 8 wicket trouncing of Lancashire and should emulate the same showings today as well.
Batswomen for SS vs LL Dream11
Coming out to bat when her side found itself in a perilous situation of 37-3, Mignon du Preez showcased her immense skill set by scoring a determined, gutsy and valour filled 30. It was an innings filled with immense valour and grit, a performance where she not only held fort for her side but also ensured they were able to get past 100.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have both Lizelle Lee and Bryony Smith come into our playing 11. The two have been a major source of their side’s two wins on the bounce, scoring runs on a consistent basis and should contribute massively to their side today as well.
All-Rounders for SS vs LL Dream11
We’ll begin with someone who we considered getting into our side but ended up ignoring eventually due to her high price tag and inconsistency. Loughborough’s Hayley Matthews was someone who was seriously pondered upon for selection given her role as an opener and ascertained overs with the ball but apart from her strong showing in the side’s 9 wicket win over the Diamonds, she’s done little else.
With us ignoring her, we decided to rope in an entire trivalent of players from Surrey Starts with us getting in all of Natalie Sciver, Dane Van Niekerk and Mady Villiers. Captain Sciver and Dane have in particular made heads turn owing to their affinity to contribute with both the bat and ball, coming up with flawless performances to see the side sit firmly in second place.
Bowling Order for SS vs LL Dream11
We compensate our side with selection from Loughborough’s bowling department here by getting in the duo of Sarah Glenn and Kristie Gordon. The side have been unsure of who their frontline bowlers are, using 6 plus bowlers in their last two encounters but Glenn and Gordon remain two names who are bound to get their quota of overs.
From the other side we have brought in offspinner Laura Marsh with this wicket bound to favour her brand of wicket and see the ball frisk about sharply.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Dane is our side’s captain while Sciver has been chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.