WS vs LT Dream11 : Western Storm look to dole out Lancashire’s third successive defeat when the two sides square off in the solitary encounter of the day
The culminating edition of the Super League has not played out how Lancashire Lightning would have fathomed. The side find themselves hammered down in last place after slipping to two callous defeats, an impasse the side will be looking to break free off today.
It’s been a particularly disappointing run of results for the side owing to the manner in which they have slumped on the batting front of things. Despite being blessed with some incredible T20 specialists, players who have cascaded a slew of runs for the outfit given their clean hitting powers, the side ended up making a sorry 120 against Surrey.
It saw the side slipping to an 8 wicket defeat with their net run-rate also taking a massive hammering to see them move to sixth place in the league standings. Elsewhere Western Storms head into this encounter looking to capitalise on what has been a calamitous outing for their opposition as the side look to make it two wins on the bounce after defeating Loughborough by 7 wickets in their league opener.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the best batting wickets across the country, this surface has always seen a hoard of runs being scored on it. In the 7 Super League encounters contested here, 6 have seen scores being recorded in excess of 160 and today’s conditions should play out akin to this narrative.
Toss won’t really play a difference to the final outcome of the encounter but the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first on this wicket and make the most of sublime batting conditions.
Probable Playing 11
- Anya Shrubsole missed out on the last encounter but she return for Western Storm today after an arduous Ashes series.
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Naomi Dattani, Alex Griffiths, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Dani Gibson, Claire Nicholas
Eve Jones, Ellie Threlkeld, Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross (C), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Boyce, Emma Lamb
With this surface being so good for batting, it’s the more well versed bowling unit which will ensure a win for their side today. And after having restricted Loughborough Lighting to a mere 125 in the side’s league opener, we see Western Storm holding the advantage in this encounter especially with Lancashire struggling to stitch together partnerships of meaning till now.
Western Storm win this match for us and hand over Lancashire a chastening third defeat.
Match: Western Storm vs Lancashire Thunder
Date And Time: 10th August, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
- Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Deepti Sharma, Anya Shrubsole
- Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophie Ecclestone
WS vs LT Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for WS vs LT Dream11
Western Storm’s opener Rachel Priest is our pick over. She was dismissed for just 12 in the previous match but her elevated batting spot and role with the gloves make her someone we picked up without any hesitation.
Batswomen for WS vs LT Dream11
Scoring 32 in 24 balls to show why she’s one of the highest run getters in not only this league but across the women’s fraternity as well, Lancashire Thunder’s second opener, Smriti Mandhana comes into our side as well. She’s scored 149 runs in three matches on this wicket and can easily go onto score another big innings today.
Her captain, Heather Knight follows her up in the third spot after scoring a match winning unbeaten 41 in the previous encounter to take her side past the finishing line without any jitters. She is someone who loves batting on this surface, having amassed 309 runs in 9 matches and we see her contributing with a stellar knock in the number 3 spot today as well.
Opener Georgie Boyce comes in from Lancashire Thunder along with Harmanpreet Kaur. Her lower batting order is the only thing which plays as a determent to her going onto get big runs but her 57 ball 58 in the previous encounter showed she hardly needs time to score big.
All-Rounders for WS vs LT Dream11
With figures of 1-17 in the previous match, Deepti Sharma once again showed how much the slower bowlers are going to enjoy their time out in the middle in this league. English players have conventionally hated playing the rank turners and don’t expect that predicament to improve for them this league as well.
Her high batting spot and assured couple of overs with the ball as well see Sophia Dunkley being picked out by us from Lancashire meanwhile.
Bowling Order for WS vs LT Dream11
With Anya Shrubsole set to return for this encounter, she comes into our side as well for the match. She’s been England’s best spinner over the course of the last year, someone whose innate ability to get the ball to deviate massively has seen her emerge as an extremely potent spinner.
With the four wickets in between in the previous match, the two for each of Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas, both the pacers enter our side. Not only are they the frontline spearheads of their side but also come in at just a value of 8 million, making them excellent picks.
From Lancashire we have Alex Hartley come in and wrap our side after picking up three wickets in two matches.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Heather Knight is our captain for this match while Mandhana 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.