WS vs LL Dream11 : Loughborough and Western Storm get their sojourns underway today when the two sides clash heads against each other today in the second match of the showpiece league
We have been feasted to some absolutely riveting encounters from the land of the Super League and as we get ready to welcome the fourth and final season of the showpiece league, the league returns stronger and better than ever. With a slew of international names being brought in by the 6 partaking sides in a bid to put their finest bid forward for the glistening title, the concluding edition of the league promises to be more intriguing than ever.
Embarking on their season opener on the opening day of the 2019 instalment of the Super League will be Loughborough Lightning and Western Storm. Western Storm in particular make for one side to keep an eye out with the side having been the most consistent in the league, winning in 2017 while ending up in second place in 2018. It’s a side which has massively benefited from the pool of world-class batswoman at its disposal, players who’ll be looking to put in rousing displays this time around as well.
Elsewhere, Loughborough enter the fray of the league having massively strengthened their ranks. The side have Mignon du Preez, Hayley Matthews and Amy Jones, players who’ll be holding the brunt of the top-order for the side which paired with Kristie Gordon and Gunn in the bowling attack make for a tricky opponent.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the finest surfaces in the league for batting, we have seen some colossal scores being ramped up on the track with 160 being breached. Strokeplay is going to be rewarded on this track with the ball coming onto the bat extremely nicely and the side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first with the side chasing winning only thrice in the 8 matches here.
Probable Playing 11
- Jenny Gunn has recovered from hey injury and should be a part of her team’s side for this encounter.
Amy Jones (WK), Hayley Matthews, Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss (C), Jenny Gunn, Kirstie Gordon, Lucy Higham, Georgia Adams, Sarah Glenn, Tara Norris
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Dani Gibson, Claire Nicholas
Given the conditions present today and the overall quality of Western Storm, we are going to side with them to come out with winners from this match. This pitch is going to favour batswomen who believe in hitting clean shots and with Western Storm’s batting unit filled with such names, expect them to utilise the batting conditions to the fullest and eek out a win here.
Match: Loughborough Lightning vs Western Storm
Date And Time: 6th August, Tuesday- 8:00pm IST
Venue: Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough
- Amy Jones, Hayley Matthews, Mignon du Preez, Kirstie Gordon
- Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Deepti Sharma, Anya Shrubsole
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for WS vs LL Dream11
Amy Jones from Loughborough Lightning is the first pick from the side for this encounter. She scored some good runs for England against Ireland and West Indies before faltering in the Ashes series and will be looking to get back her form come the league.
Batswomen for WS vs LL Dream11
With 421 runs in 9 matches in the previous edition of the Super League along with 1,951 runs in ODIs for India, Smriti Mandhana comes in from Western Storm into our Dream 11 side. Captain of her side, Heather Knight comes in as well for us with the player being one of the most consistent performers in the league across her stay.
Coming up right after them is Fran Wilson and we pick her up as well with us expecting the entire top-order of the side punching above their weight and taking the side to a colossal score today.
All-Rounders for WS vs LL Dream11
We start compensating our side for players from Loughborough with opener Hayley Matthews our first pick from the side. Not only does her batting spot make her an ideal pick but her four overs of spin make her an invaluable player, an instrumental performer for both her and our side. Expect her to incorporate her abilities with both the bat and ball to pick up some solid points for our side.
Pacer Jenny Gunn comes in from the side as well with the faster bowler someone who’ll not only spearhead her side’s attack but is more than adept at scoring cameos in the death overs as well. Elsewhere from Western Storm we are getting in spinner Deepti Sharma with her set to player her first season in the league.
Bowling Order for WS vs LL Dream11
Coming along with Deepti for Western Storm is Anya Shrubsole, their stoutheaded pacer whose ability to shape the ball away from the right handers along with into them making her a treacherous bowler to come across.
Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas both accompany her not only due to their ability to pick up wickets at crucial intervals but their 8 credit price tag as well. Elsewhere Kirstie Gordon enters our fray from Loughborough with the pacer having delivered 17 wickets in 11 matches in SL 2018.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going in with Mandhana as our side’s captain while Mathews is 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.