SS vs LT Dream11 : Closing day of the league stage encounters begins with an inconsequential bottom of the table clash
After regaling us in some absolutely riveting and enthralling bits of cricket, the final edition of the Super League brings our way the culminating day in the league stage encounters. An action filled day in the showpiece league begins with a bottom of the table clash with fifth and sixth place fighting it out against each other for one last shot at redemption.
Although the ramifications stemming out of this clash are not as colossal as the ensuing encounters, this contest still holds massive importance for two sides who have been in shambolic form this season. For Lancashire Thunder especially, this contest is one last chance to finally register a win, one that has evaded them over the course of nine fixtures now.
Losing their previous 8 wicket defeat to Loughborough Lightning perfectly epitomised everything wrong with the side this season. Despite being packed with enterprising bats, the side have had to rely massively on individual names to deliver rescue acts, a narrative which saw them slump to 122 in their previous encounter with their bowlers failing to show the stomach of a fight either.
Elsewhere, although a win with a bonus point would see Surrey Stars sit level on points with fourth placed Yorkshire Diamonds, the horrifying net run-rare ensures that their campaign much like their opponents is far from over. They were handed a harrowing 77 run defeat by Western Storm the last time around, bundled out for 94 runs in their pursuit of 171, a result which all but ruined their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the lesser played surfaces on, calling out the nature of this track is a tentative proposition but going by the past results on this surface plus the small dimensions of the track, this is going to be a batting friendly surface. With it being an afternoon clash, the chances of clouds overhead reduces as well, something which should enthral us in pristine batting conditions.
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and field first.
Probable Playing 11
TM McGrath, S Luus, SIR Dunkley, H Kaur, E Threlkeld, EL Lamb, RA Fackrell, S Ecclestone, KL Cross (c), N Brown, A Hartley
L Lee, D van Niekerk, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver (c), BF Smith, M Kapp, LA Marsh, A Cranstone, E Gray, HV Jones, A Gordon
Match: Lancashire Thunder vs Surrey Stars
Date And Time: 28th August, Wednesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Stanley Park, Blackpool
Where To Watch: FanCode
- TM McGrath, H Kaur, EL Lamb, S Ecclestone
- L Lee, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver, LA Marsh
Top 4 Batting Order
- TM McGrath, S Luus, SIR Dunkley, H Kaur
- L Lee, D van Niekerk, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver
- TM McGrath, H Kaur
- SJ Taylor, NR Sciver
Death Overs Bowlers
- KL Cross, A Hartley
- HV Jones, A Gordon
SS vs LT Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
After scoring 34 in the previous encounter, Surrey Stars’ number 3 bat and wicket-keeper, Sarah Taylor is selected by us in this facet. She’s scored a considerable amount of runs across the league and against a bowling unit yet to be inspired, we envisage her getting another solid score today as well.
Batswomen for SS vs LT Dream11
We’ll we beginning with Lancashire Thunders’ Harmanpreet Kaur, not just due to her innate nous of skill set to cleanly strike the ball but due to the resilience she has shown in the face of adversity. Despite the rest of her batting unit failing persistently, she has come up with the big runs, helping resume some kind of semblance in an otherwise paper thin batting line-up.
Elsewhere the duo representing us from the opposition consists of opener Lizelle Lee and middle-order bat Bryony Smith. There’s a real dearth of specialist players to choose from either side in this facet of our side, seeing us venture into the encounter with the bare minimum of 3 players over here.
All-Rounders for SS vs LT Dream11
This is where the real gold lies from either side with both these units seeing their all-rounders com to the fore across the league and put in some intriguing performances. We’ll be beginning with England’s most complete and astute all-rounder, Natalie Sciver with the Surrey Stars player scoring 25 in her last outing, yet another reminder of the massive capabilities she has in her kitty.
Her two wickets see opener Dane Van Niekerk come into our playing 11 as well from the side
Bowling Order for SS vs LT Dream11
Her side’s most successful bowler, spinner Sophie Ecclestone has been the heart of her side’s bowling cauldron. She’s waged a lone battle, striking at regular intervals to keep snaring wickets for her side and if Lancashire are to have any chance of winning today, she’s got to stifle the opposition yet again.
Pacer Kate Cross joins us as well along with Alex Hartley to form a trivalent of picks from the side while from Surrey we have a duo of players be roped into our side in the form of Laura Marsh Eva Gray. Marsh was able to pick up two wickets in her previous outing and the frontline bowler is someone always capable of sending down some absolute rippers to make early inroads.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sciver is our captain for today while Kaur is 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, 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.