WS vs SV Dream11 : Two unbeaten sides close out Sunday’s matches in the marquee league as either look to move to the echelons of the league standings
When the 2019-20 edition of the Super League was declared to be the final time the frontier league would be contested, the competitiveness was bound to be elevated. With this being the final time ever any of the six partaking sides would have a chance of going the distance and walking away with the glistening trophy under their arms, every side was expedited to up the ante.
And two sides who have been a testament to that narrative are today’s opponents. Facing off in the second encounter of the day, both Western Storm and Southern Vipers make an entry into this encounter with four wins from four matches in between them, two wins each for either side to see them emerge as the finest outfits in the league.
Packed with worldclass performers, what has served both the sides so exquisitely is the complete nature of their outfits. Both the sides not only indulged in clean hitters of the ball but paid adequate importance to the bowling side of things, something which has served them extremely judiciously.
Southern Vipers head into this encounter after showing composure to emerge with a two wicket win in their pursuit of Loughborough Lightning’s 135 while for Western Storm the win was way more comprehensive. The side registered a 6 wicket win over Lancashire as they chased down the 138 run target set to them in the final over, a performance that sees them right behind Southern Vipers in third place.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the trickier pitches in the league for batting, the ball will frisk about over here with the pacers extracting pace, swing and bounce with the new ball. The first few overs will need the batsmen to be cautious but after that this will be a track laden out for the batsmen with runs coming in easily over here.
Expect the side winning the toss choosing to field first on this surface.
Probable Playing 11
Stafanie Taylor, Amanda Wellington, Paige Scholfield, Thea Brookes, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont (c), Suzie Bates, Natasha Farrant, Carla Rudd (wk), Maia Bouchier, Lauren Bell
Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Griffiths, Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff, Deepti Sharma, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas
Given how evenly matched both he sides are, this match is going to be very finely contested, one where the margins for error are negligible if any. This should be a cliff-hanger, one where coming out with a winner was extremely difficult but after taking a look at both their recent performances, we are going to be siding with Western Storm.
It’s the batting depth which serves them better in this encounter, seeing the scales tilt in their favour. On a wicket where this will count immensely, expect them to get crucial additional runs which will make all the difference.
Match: Southern Vipers vs Western Storm
Date And Time: 11th August, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton
- Stafanie Taylor, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Bell
- Rachel Priest, Smriti Mandhana, Heather, Deepti Sharma
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for WS vs SV Dream11
Her side’s captain, Tammy Beaumont is picked out by us for this match. Although she’ll not be picking up the gloves with that duty being handed over to Ruud, she is an extradonaire bat, someone who has been in sensational touch over the course of the last couple of months.
She got a half-century in the league’s opener and well and will be quissential to her side’s ambitions of winning this one as well.
Batswomen for WS vs SV Dream11
Continuing with the picks from Southern Vipers we have the exemplary Danielle Wyatt picked out by us. With 40 in the previous encounter, the highest score made by any player from the side, she stitched a 49 run partnership alongside Suzie Bates, a stand which served as the foundation for the side’s win in the end.
On the other hand we have roped in an entire trivalent from Western Storm with the top 4 of the outfit looking one of the most consistent and flawless at the moment. Opener Smriti Mandhana comes in along with captain Heather Knight who scored half-century in the previous encounter. Accompanying her perfectly was number 4 bat Fran Wilson, getting 54 in the process of putting on a match winning 88 run partnership for the side.
All-Rounders for WS vs SV Dream11
Although she’s ended up picking only two wickets in two matches, Deepti Sharma has delivered two performances where she bowled for under 6 runs per over. Her spin has been difficult to pick up by batters, especially English players who have traditionally suffered against the spinning variety.
She’s not far away from snaring a rich bagful of wickets in a match and comes into our side from Western Storm. Meanwhile from Southern Vipers we are choosing Stefanie Taylor with her scoring 38 and picking up the one wicket in the previous encounter.
Bowling Order for WS vs SV Dream11
Given the way matches have shaped up till now in the league, going in with four bowlers looked to be the ideal way to head into this encounter. The two come in from either side with Tash Farrant and Lauren Bell making for excellent value from Southern Vipers after being priced at just 8 credits.
Elsewhere from Western storm we have indulged in the services of Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas who picked up 2-25 the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Heather Knight is our captain for this one while Wyatt 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.