SS vs LL Dream11 : Revitalised Loughborough Lightning look to occupy second place today when they face off against an inconsistent Surrey Stars unit
Saturday’s culminating encounter sees third and fourth clash heads against each other, both entering the fray of today’s fixture with different aspirations. While Loughborough Lightning will be looking to breach top 2 today with a win, for Surrey Stars a win is more pertinent as they look to veer clear of their counterparts in fourth place.
With just the two wins from seven encounters, Surrey Stars have to thank the sides placed below them for their position in the top 4. With Yorkshire Diamond and Lancashire being so abject, Surrey Stars have managed to hang onto fourth place by the barest of margins with 11 points, a position they’ll be looking to consolidate today.
Things won’t be easy for the side when they face off against once of the most consistent sides in the league, especially after suffering a spate of defeats recently. The latest setback came against Western Storm, a match where Surrey ended up squandering the imitative accorded to them as they were put down by 4 runs.
In what was a callous run chase, Surrey ended up going from 86-2 to 155-8, left ruing a horrendous batting collapse, one born out of irresponsible and undisciplined batting efforts from the middle order. It’s exactly this paper thin nature of their batting unit which Loughborough Lightning will be looking to incentivise on when the two sides meet today after register a pulsating 35 run win through DLS against Lancashire Thunder.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We have hardly seen any fixtures being contested on this wicket in the marquee league, meaning we should be in for a nice, hard and solid track today. Strokeplay should be an easy task here once you have settled into your groove and seen away the new ball which is certain to deviate in the early parts of this encounter.
The side winning the toss today will be looking to come out and bat first after both the sides tasted success while batting first previously.
Probable Playing 11
HK Matthews, AE Jones, AC Jayangani, GA Elwiss (c), M du Preez, GL Adams, JL Gunn, KE Bryce, S Glenn, T Norris, KL Gordon
L Lee, BF Smith, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver (c), D van Niekerk, M Kapp, A Cranstone, LA Marsh, GM Davies, MK Villiers, A Gordon
Match: Loughborough Lightning Vs Surrey Stars
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough
Where To Watch: FanCode
- HK Matthews, AE Jones, M du Preez, KL Gordon
- L Lee, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver, D van Niekerk
SS vs LL Top 4 Batting Order
- HK Matthews, AE Jones, AC Jayangani, GA Elwiss
- L Lee, BF Smith, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver
SS vs LL Dream11 Clean Hitters
- HK Matthews, M du Preez
- L Lee, SJ Taylor
Death Overs Bowlers
- KE Bryce, KL Gordon
- MK Villiers, A Gordon
Wicket-Keepers for SS vs LL Dream11
With both of England’s wicket-keepers plying their skill set in this fixture, it was only right for us to indulge in the serves of these stellar names. Surrey Stars’ Sarah Taylor scored 73 for her side in the previous encounter, an innings which took just 54 balls in coming, providing her side with the perfect impetuous to stay in the run chase across the 20 overs.
Loughborough Lightning’s opener Amy Jones is picked up as well by us with their opening slot seeing her hold excellent value.
Batswomen for SS vs LL Dream11
Although Surrey Stars’ opener Lizelle Lee has wavered in form in recent time, she remains as the best pick from the side in this segment, seeing her go in with her from the side. Elsewhere from Loughborough we have opted for their duo Mignon du Preez after delivering consistent performances for hold fort in the middle order for her side.
Her 33 ball 50 run innings, one laden with three 6s and three 4s, sees Georgie Adams be incurred into our side as well, a bat who has over the last couple of matches grabbed the initiative of delivering decisive performances for her side.
All-Rounders for SS vs LL Dream11
With the top 3 all-rounders hear holding immense value, picking out all three of them was undeniable for us. We have a duo coming in from Surrey Stars, one which is composed of their best two players in the form of Natalie Sciver and opener Dane Van Niekerk.
Sciver was in incredible touch in the previous encounter, showing why she’s held in such reverence as she used her affinity for the game to perfection. After picking up 3-37 with the ball, she returned to hit 31 runs with the bat as well, an innings filled with sublime grace as she creamed the ball to the fence.
From Loughborough we have picked out their opener and spinner with Hayley Matthews coming into our Dream 11 outfit after emerging as the best all-rounders across the league.
Bowling Order for SS vs LL Dream11
With us investing so heavily in our all-rounders’ facet, we were forced to go in with cheap picks in the bowling unit bt after heavy pondering have managed to come out with the most effective picks here. Laura Marsh and Eva Gray come into our side from Surrey while her impressive showing of 3-18 in the last outing see pacer Kirstie Gordon become an excellent pick for us.
Captain And Vice-Captain for SS vs LL Dream11
Matthews is picked out as our side’s captain for today while Sciver is the vice-captain for this one.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.