YD vs LL Dream11 Team Prediction : Both Yorkshire Diamond and Loughborough step out in pursuit of their opening elusive win
For today’s opponents, the opening exchanges of the marquee Super League haven’t traversed as the sides would have liked. Both of them continue to be in pursuit of their first win in the culminating edition of the league which is set to be replaced by The Hundred come 2020 with the ECB looking to increase the standards of cricket in the women’s arena at the domestic level.
For both of Yorkshire Diamond and Loughborough Lightning, it’s been the batting unit which has emerged as a major source of dejection with the sides slumping to dismal scores in the league. Having played just the one match till now, Yorkshire saw themselves bundled out for a paltry 121 in pursuit of Surrey Stars’ 130, seeing the side fall short off the mark by 9 runs.
Elsewhere after losing their league opener, Loughborough failed to overturn their form after failing to give their bowlers an adequate enough fighting total. Putting on just 135 while batting first, the side ended up falling to a two wicket defeat against Southern Vipers despite the best efforts of their bowlers. It was a heroic effort by the bowling unit, one which took the match all the way to the final over before the opposition persevered to emerge as the winners in a closely contested encounter.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the more adverse pitches for batting, this surface played extremely sluggishly in the only match to be contested here till now. Scoring runs was a difficult proposition with the surface breaking up in the second part of the match, seeing the rank turners get massive purchase from the wicket to see the ball turn squarely.
The side winning the toss will be looking to come out and bat first and bat one wicket that is bound to dwindle as time passes on in the clash.
Probable Playing 11
- New signing for Yorkshire Diamonds, Alyssa Healy is available for this encounter and should play for her side today.
Hayley Matthews, Kathryn Bryce, Georgia Elwiss (c), Jenny Gunn, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Mignon du Preez, Kirstie Gordon, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Georgia Adams
Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson Richards, Alyssa Healy (wk), Lauren Winfield (c), Beth Langston, Leigh Kasperek, Linsey Smith, Cordelia Griffith, Katie Levick, Jemimah Rodrigues, Helen Fenby
With both the sides failing to identical defeats in their opening exchanges in the frontier league, picking out a winner from this encounter is a tricky proposition. Both sides enter the fray of today’s encounter with angst in the batting order but pristine bowling setups, making the clash an evenly contested one.
For us Loughborough Lightning emerge as the winners from this faceoff despite the side having slumped to two defeats. They have more depth in their batting unit, something which will come in handy on a surface where wickets are bound to tumble with those extra runs being equivalent to gold today.
Match: Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough Lightning
Date And Time: 11th August, Sunday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds
- Hayley Matthews, Georgia Elwiss, Mignon du Preez, Kirstie Gordon
- Alyssa Healy, Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith, Jemimah Rodrigues
YD vs LL Dream 11 Team Prediction
Wicket-Keepers for YD vs LL Dream11
With 24 well crafted runs in the previous encounter, Amy Jones from Loughborough Lightning is our pick for this encounter. The wicket-keeper has been in good form, scoring runs irrespective of the conditions and support offered from the other end and will play a vital role in laying down the platform for the middle-order today as well.
Someone who has equally impressed us has been Alyssa Healy from the Diamonds with the opener smashing her way to an astute 31 in 17 balls in the last encounter. She’s someone who has a momentous range of strokeplay and will be looking to make the most of the field restrictions.
Batswomen for YD vs LL Dream11
With 31 runs in the previous match, an innings which saw her stitch on a 43 run partnership with Healy, captain and opener Lauren Winfield from the Diamonds comes into our side as the lone batter from the side.
We have also picked up Jemimah Rodrigues from the side while from Loughborough Lightning we have decided to divulge in the services of Mignon du Perez. The South African has been one of the finest cricketers in the circuit over the last year, scoring runs at will owing to her ability to show the much needed application and technique in tricky conditions.
All-Rounders for YD vs LL Dream11
We have both Hayley Matthews and captain Georgia Elwiss come in from Loughborough after the two revelled us in some sublime displays in the previous encounter. Where Matthews scored 21 in the opening slot, Elwiss ended up top coring for her side with 37 runs, an innings which held for her side at a time when wickets were tumbling in quick time.
Elsewhere form the Diamonds it was a pick between Fenby and Leigh Kasperek for this match after the two of them intertwined in unison to pick up 7 wickets in between them in the previous encounter. Where Leigh ended up snaring three, Fenby sent down a spell of 4-20, one which saw heads turn due to the wicket to wicket ominous line and length she sent down, seeing us venture into this match with her.
Bowling Order for YD vs LL Dream11
With figures of 2-22 against Surrey Stars, a performance which kept her side alive till the final over, we have Suzie Glenn come in from Loughborough, accompanied by Kristie Gordon. On the other hand, the lone pick from the opposition is of Linsey Smith after she managed to get a wicket to her name in the side’s only encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Elwiss has been chosen as our captain for this match while Matthews 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.