SV vs LL Dream11 : Southern Vipers and Loughborough clash heads in Super League’s semi-final as either side looks to venture into the summit clash against Western Storm later in the day
We welcome the final day of the concluding edition of the Super League into our lives today with the first of the two matches salted for the day seeing the semi-final be conducted between Loughborough Lightning and Southern Vipers. It’s a match befitting of the stature of a semi-final, seeing two stellar outfits clash heads against each other in a bid to take on Western Storm later in the day in the summit clash.
With these two sides ending second and third in the league standings, this being the last ever semi-final in the league which will give way to The Hundred from next year and a place in the final beckoning, we have enough ingredients in place to dish our way a humdinger. Along with this, the identity of the two teams only adds to the intrigue of the clash with these two coming packed with stalwarts, names who are revered for their overall qualities.
The last time these two sides had stepped out in the middle in the league, the two had clashed heads against each other only with Loughborough Lightning putting in a comprehensive display to consolidate their position in second place in the league. Piling on 163 runs on the scoreboard, Loughborough went onto bundle out Southern Vipers for just 127, stifling their innings by rising to the occasion and picking up wickets at crucial junctures.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We had the semi-finals on this track in the previous edition of the Super League as well and this surface promises to stay true to the surface we were dished out that day. This is a relatively nice batting track, a hard and brown surface where the ball will come onto the bat nicely.
With the side opting to chase winning on just one of four occasions here, expect the side winning the toss choosing to step out and bat first on this track.
Probable Playing 11
- Stefanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews are involved with the West Indian team and will be unavailable for this clash.
- Kathryn Bryce misses out as well owing to her participation in the ongoing ICC Women’s Twenty20 Qualifier.
Amy Jones (WK), Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Abbey Freeborn, Georgia Elwiss (C), Georgia Adams, Jo Gardner, Jenny Gunn, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Kirstie Gordon
Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (C), Maia Bouchier, Carla Rudd (WK), Thea Brookes, Paige Scholfield, Amanda Wellington, Fi Morris, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell
SV vs LL Match Prediction
A clash between two equal and finely balanced opponents, this encounter promises to be an absolute humdinger. Where Loughborough Lightning were in clearly better form than Southern Vipers across the course of the league stage encounters, the exuberant nature of Southern Vipers can’t be ignored.
These two sides had clashed heads a few days back itself on the closing day of the league stage matches with Loughborough trouncing Southern Vipers by 36 runs, a performance we see them resonating today as well. The bowling unit is the difference maker here, seeing the scales tilt in Loughborough’s favour.
Match: Loughborough Lightning vs Southern Vipers Semi-Final
Date And Time: 31st September, Sunday- 4:30pm IST
Venue: The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
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- Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Kirstie Gordon
- Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell
Top 4 Batting Order
- Amy Jones, Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Abbey Freeborn
- Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Maia Bouchier
- Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss
- Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont
Death Overs Bowlers
- Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon
- Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell
SV vs LL Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
We are getting in Amy Jones as the first player from Loughborough Lightning as the first player into our side. She scored 74 runs in 53 balls the last time these two sides met in the league and the opener should get good runs today as well given the lopsided nature of her opposition’s bowling unit.
SV vs LL Dream11 Batswomen
Continuing with the picks from Loughborough Lightning and we have Mignon de Preez and Chamari Atapattu both be selected by us. A major reason for Loughborough’s consummate success has been their top-order with Mignon acting as the fulcrum of her side, scoring runs at will. Elsewhere with 35 runs in the previous match and 3 wickets with the ball, opener Chamari holds the perfect identity of a player to incur into our side.
We are also choosing Georgia Adams as well while from Loughborough we have roped in Danielle Wyatt. She’s not just been her side’s top run getter but one of the finest bats across the six sides, showing why she’s held in such reverence. Her innate ability to keep her intent in check and use her strokeplay to amass runs has seen the opener score runs at will and should be amongst the runs today as well. The Brookes completes our picks from the side for this clash.
SV vs LL Dream11 All-Rounders
Her 20 runs in the opening slot and one wicket with the ball see us get in Suzie Bates from Southern Vipers as the only all-rounder is this facet. With Stefanie Taylor missing for her side, Bates role in the batting unit has been elevated and along with her getting the full four overs as well, she becomes a safe choice to indulge in.
SV vs LL Dream11 Bowling Order
Her 2-22 with the ball in previous match between these two sides make Amanda Willington our first pick from Southern Vipers. She’s accompanied by Tash Farrant from the side while from the opposition we have decided to engage in the services of Jenny Gunn and Kirstie Gordon with Gordon registering astute figures of 2-18 the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Wyatt is our captain for this clash while we are choosing Chamari 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.