WS vs SS Dream11 : Western Storm look to continue their dominance over the Super League when they head out in pursuit of their eighth successive win today
The final edition of the Super League is set to be remembered by Western Storm. The side taken over the culminating instalment of the frontier league, trouncing sides with consummate ease to sit in the pinnacles of the league standings, 11 clear of second placed Loughborough Lightning.
With a spot in the ensuing round ascertained for the outfit, the proceeding bunch of fixtures are all about emulating the same rampant showings which have seen them being talked in the same breath as the finest T20 cricketing outfits in the fraternity. There have been no moments of slip ups from the side, not even a patch where they have failed to impress with the unit stamping their authority as firm favourites for the prestigious title.
They went onto further ascertain that staunch stature with a 15 run win over Southern Vipers yesterday as they defended their 170 with perfection, never allowing their opponents to get on top of them in the chase. Elsewhere, Surrey Starts made an advent into today’s clash after being defeated by Yorkshire Diamonds, a loss which hampered their chances of consolidating their fourth position.
Putting just 121 on the scoreboard while batting first, the bowling effort was massively better from the side, one which saw them take Yorkshire Diamonds all the way to the lat over before eventually running out of ideas to restrict their opponents. They ended up conceding defeat by 5 wickets in the end, a result which sees them only 3 points ahead of the Diamonds to occupy the last qualification spot.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A perfect batting wicket, this is one of the most pristine tracks in the league for batting. Strokeplay is extremely easy over here with the ball coming onto the bat nicely, allowing the batters to open their arms freely and hit the ball on the sweet spot to crunch it to the fence.
Expect this one to be a high scorer with the side winning the toss opting to bat first and register a massive score on the board.
WS vs SS Probable Playing 11
Rachel Priest (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff, Deepti Sharma, Naomi, Anya Shrubsole, Odedra, Freya Davies, Alex Griffiths
L Lee, BF Smith, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver (c), D van Niekerk, M Kapp, A Cranstone, LA Marsh, MK Villiers, GM Davies, A Gordon
Match: Western Storm Vs Surrey Stars
Date And Time: 21st August, Wednesday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Where To Watch: FanCode
WS vs SS Top 4 Batting Order
- Rachel Priest, Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson
- L Lee, BF Smith, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver
WS vs SS Clean Hitters
- Rachel Priest, Smriti Mandhana
- SJ Taylor, NR Sciver
WS vs SS Death Overs Bowlers
- Freya Davies, Alex Griffiths
- GM Davies, A Gordon
WS vs SS Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for WS vs SS Dream11
South Vipers’ Rachel Priest is our undoutable pick over here. Scoring runs for her has been a regulation with the wicket-keeper using her expansive skill set to find the boundary with ease. She scored 24 in 18 balls yesterday, putting on a 43 run stand for the opening wicket to give her side the perfect foundation to build on.
Batswomen for WS vs SS Dream11
A part of that 43 run stand was the side’s second opener as well, with Smriti Mandana scoring an identical innings of 24. She has scored 259 runs for her side in 7 encounters, forming a sensational opening stand with Priest, one which is arguably the most exemplary in the league with the duo being a big reason for the maverick success the side have tasted till now.
While we are handing over all the laurels to the openers, Western Storm have to also thank their captain, Heather Knight massively for their unprecedented showing. With 246 runs in her kitty, including 61 in 48 balls yesterday, a knock laden with 8 boundaries, the number 3 bat has shown why she’s considered as one of the finest batter to grace the game.
Fran Wilson comes in as well for us as we pick out the entire top 4 from the outfit after her innings of 50 yesterday.
All-Rounders for WS vs SS Dream11
While we were busy peeling off players from western Storm, the pertinent need t start roping in performers from Surrey Stars started taking precedence for us. This sees us select an entire trivalent of selections from the outfit, bringing in their captain Natalie Sciver as the first player over here.
Although she delivered a disappointing performance yesterday, one hardly associated with her, the all-rounder continues to be a crucial component of her side. She’s one of the best all-rounders in the fraternity, someone known for rising to the occasion and punching above her weight in tricky situations.
With 32 runs at a time when nothing was going right for Surrey in the middle-order, Dan Van Niekerk accompanies her along with Maddy Villiers whose atleast two overs with the ball and price tag of eight credits make her an excellent pick.
Bowling Order for WS vs SS Dream11
With figures of 3-39 in the previous encounter, Anya Shurbsole is the first player we have picked out from Western Storm. The new ball bowler is known for her ominous brand of pace, one which besmirches sides to leave them in tatters with her ability to strike in the early part of the innings.
The 4-18 make fellow pacer Freya Davies an instant pick as well after pulverising the opposition in her last encounter along with Claire Nicholas. Elsewhere the lone pick from Surrey is of Laura Marsh, someone who managed to keep her side in the game with a tight spell of 2-15.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to go ahead with Knight as our side’s captain 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.