SV vs LT Dream11 : The final season of the Super League sees Lancashire Thunder and Southern Vipers begin proceedings in the fourth instalment of the showpiece league
After having acted as the premier league for women’s cricket, the Super League conducted by the English Cricket Board is set to see curtains come down on it. Ensuing the imminent fourth season of the T20 competition, the league will be dismantled to pave way for the Women’s Hundred in 2020 as EC look to massively shakeup things for women’s cricket in their domestic arena.
All of this comes in the wake of the English women’s cricket team’s debacle at the recently concluded Ashes series, a harrowing outing for the side where they managed to register just the sole win to their name across all three formats. It was a chastening experience for them and the ECB have looked to increase the support provide to women’s cricket at the domestic level with eight centres of excellence being implanted to support the women’s 50 over County Championship.
Despite this being the culminating season of a league which has provided women cricketers with the incredible chance of competing against each other in a T20 based league on the grand stage, the anticipation for the new season hasn’t quelled one bit. Taking on each other in the first encounter of the league will be Southern Vipers and Lancashire Lighting as both look to begin things with two important points in the bag.
Having gone a bit of an overhaul with Mark Mclnnes being named as the new coach, Lancashire Lightning will turn to the tutelage of their international names to help them rise in the league. Elsewhere after a last placed finish in the 2018 edition after ending up in the summit clash in 2017, Southern Vipers will be looking to unlock their true potential this time around after massively underachieving last season.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This surface has hosted two Super League encounters, both between our two opponents today with us getting relatively low scoring encounters both the times. With the score batting first standing at 87 and 137, this is a surface where strokeplay is difficult with the ball stopping and coming onto the bat.
Expect today’s track to play out akin to those two previous encounters with the side winning the toss looking to bat first and set a target around 140 with the pitch slowly down further in the second part of the match.
Probable Playing 11
- Tammy Beaumont has been named captain of Southern Vipers for the upcoming season.
Eve Jones, Ellie Threlkeld, Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross (C), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Boyce, Emma Lamb
Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (C), Thea Brookes, Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Paige Scholfield, Amanda Wellington, Fi Morris, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell
SV vs LT Match Prediction
Despite Southern Vipers enduring a torrid time last time around, we expect them to overturn things for themselves this time around. The perusal of international star performers at their disposal makes for some viewing, something which adds immense skill and experience to their side.
And it’s something which could end up acting as the difference maker as well for this encounter with Lancashire Thunder heavily relying on their domestic names. We see Southern Vipers just about edging this match in their favour and getting an important two points.
Match: Lancashire Thunder vs Southern Vipers
Date And Time: 6th August, Tuesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Aigburth, Liverpool
SV vs LT Key Players
- Harmanpreet Kaur, Kate Cross (C), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone
- Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Stafanie Taylor
SV vs LT Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for SV vs LT Dream11
Having been named as the captain of Southern Vipers, for Tammy Beaumont, this season of the Super League will be her biggest ever. She’s enjoyed a fruitful run with the English side over the course of the last year, registering some solid performances with the bat and we expect her to do the same today.
Batswomen for SV vs LT Dream11
Only 90 runs away from becoming only the eighth woman cricketer to hit 2,000 runs in T20s, Harmanpreet Kaur from Lancashire Thunder is the first name we wanted to rope into our side over here. The Indian captain has been one of the best performers in the fraternity across the shortest format of the game, using her innate nous to hit the ball to the fence right from ball one and will play a key role for her side this league.
Elsewhere from Southern Vipers we are rolling in an entire trivalent of batters with Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates and Maia Boucher coming in for us. While Maia offers excellent value owing to her 8 credit price tag, both Bates and Wyatt are two of the biggest names in English cricket. And with them fully acclimatised with the conditions at hand, the two can easily use their penchant to score runs to put on a big partnership in unison.
All-Rounders for SV vs LT Dream11
With this surface bound to favour the slower bowlers, Sune Luus was someone we had to get into our playing 11. The legspinner will cause havoc among the Southern Vipers ranks, leaving their heavy right hand batting order flummoxed on how to play her massively turning away deliveries.
Bowling Order for SV vs LT Dream11
Named captain of her side for this season, Lancashire Thunder’s Kate Cross makes an entry into our playing 11 as we continue peeling bowlers from the side. Where the Southern Vipers come into this match with a heavy batting order, Lancashire on the other hand will massively rely on their bowling order to help them win this match.
With 10 wickets in the last season, Alex Hartley comes into our side as well with us also getting in Sophie Ecclestone. The two help make the side one of the most formidable spin duos in the league, one which in unison can wreck havoc among any batting attack. We especially have high expectations from Ecclestone, ICC’s Emerging Player Of The Year For 2018, a year that saw her pick up 15 wickets in the Super League as well.
Amanda Wellington and Lauren Bell are our two picks from Southern Vipers to wrap up our side for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have opted for Beaumont to captain our side for this one while Sune Luus is picked out 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.