SV vs LL Dream11 : Southern Vipers look to build on their comprehensive win from opening day as they head out in quest of their second straight win
Where opening day couldn’t have gotten any better for Southern Vipers, for Loughborough Lightning it couldn’t have gotten any worse. Both of today’s opponents traversed past their league openers with completely opposing results, one that saw Southern Vipers register an exuberant win while Loughborough were put down with ease by Western Storm.
Taking on an extremely tricky Lancashire Thunder side, Southern Vipers couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the final result shaped out for them. Batting first, they ended up mincing out what is one of the finest bowling units in the marquee league, scoring 166-7 before coming up with an equally pinch perfect bowling effort.
They ended up bundling out Lancashire for 132 to register a colossal 34 run win to take them top of the points tally after day one, a performance the side will envisage to resonate today as well. Up against Loughborough Lightning, a side who slumped to a 7 wicket defeat, Lancashire will be quietly confident of making it two wins n the bounce and stamping their credentials as title challengers.
For Loughborough, it was a harrowing batting display which lead to their decimation against Western Storm. They ended up slumping to 15-3, losing three wickets in the first three overs, an impasse the side never recovered from. In the end all they could muster was a sordid 135, one Western Storm went onto peel off with 3 overs to spare.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is going to be a mixed track, one which favours the bowlers in the first part of the encounter before eventually settling down and allowing for strokeplay. The side winning the toss will be looking to chase here with the record also favouring the side batting second ever so slightly. In the 9 matches played here, the side batting second has gone onto win 5 matches as opposed to the 4 for the team batting first.
Probable Playing 11
- Tammy Beaumont has been named captain of Southern Vipers for the upcoming season.
Amy Jones (WK), Hayley Matthews, Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss (C), Georgia Adams, Jenny Gunn, Kathryn Bryce, Kirstie Gordon, Lucy Higham, Sarah Glenn
Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (C), Thea Brookes, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Paige Scholfield, Amanda Wellington, Charlie Dean, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell
SV vs LL Probable Winner
Given the previous encounter and the overall strength of the two outfits, we see Southern Vipers registering a win here. Loughborough found it extremely tough to bat on this wicket the last time around, a proposition which will end up favouring Southern Vipers given the depth they come packed with in their batting order.
Match: Loughborough Lightning vs Southern Vipers
Date And Time: 8th August, Thursday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough
- Amy Jones, Hayley Matthews, Mignon du Preez, Kirstie Gordon
- Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Stafanie Taylor
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for SV vs LL Dream11
The more we appreciate Amy Jones’ 65 run knock, the less. At a time when her side found itself entrapped in the trenches with the scoreboard reading 15-3, Amy Jones pulled off an amazing rescue act as she waged a lone battle with the bat, one that saw her battle her way past incredibly tough batting and bowling conditions.
Elsewhere, Southern Vipers’ captain and wicket-keeper, Tammy Beaumont ended up delivering an equally astute innings. Her 53 in 33 balls was just the impetuous the side needed to take them to a hefty score, an innings laden with five 6s and two 4s.
Batswomen for SV vs LL Dream11
With 54 in 39 balls and a wicket with the ball as well, Southern Vipers’ Danielle Wyatt ended up finally justifying her role as a staunch player in England’s cricketing arena. It was the perfect way for her to come back after an average Ashes series, showing why she is considered the talisman of her side’s unit.
Compatriot Suzie Bates failed the last time around but given the skill set imbued in her, a big innings from her bat is not too far away. Elsewhere South African Mignon du Preez is our lone pick from Loughborough after coming up with 29 in the lower middle-order for her side in a time of adversity.
All-Rounders for SV vs LL Dream11
With a spell of 1-25 with the ball and 40 runs with the bat mean Stefanie Taylor is welcomed into our side straightaway in this facet. She showed why she’s such an instrumental player for her side, contributing in both the facets to lead to her side’s consummate success on the day.
Elsewhere from Loughborough Lightning we are going ahead with their captain Georgia Elwiss given her high batting position and confirmed overs with the ball as well.
Bowling Order for SV vs LL Dream11
We have a four man bowling unit for this encounter, going in with the two bowlers from either side. With 3-18 in the previous encounter, frontline pacer Tash Farrant ended up wrecking havoc in the opposition’s ranks with her left arm pace leaving them perturbed. Lauren Bell comes in as well with her using the new ball to brilliant avail as she returned with figures of 2-19.
From Loughborough we have opted for Kristie Gordon despite her returning wicketless from the previous match with her being the only bowler from her side to bowl four overs. We are partnering her up with Sarah Glenn whose spell of 2-13 was not only economical but saw her put a restraint on things with wickets at crucial junctures.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Danielle Wyatt is chosen as our side’s captain while Taylor has been made 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.