YD vs LT Dream11 : Bottom of the table clash begins proceedings on Saturday with last placed Lancashire Thunder facing off against Yorkshire Diamonds
With just three matches left for both of our opponents today in the league stage of the Super League, a win becomes paramount for either side. Both are slumped in the trenches of the points tally, mustering just two wins in between them in the 14 contests played in between them.
Also what is extremely unfortunate and epitomises the sad state of affairs for Lancashire Thunder is the fact that out of those two wins, none have come from the outfit. They hold the sorry identity of being the only winless side in the league, losing 6 of their encounters while the one ended in a draw, leaving them with just two points.
Playing in a rain affected encounter the last time around against Loughborough Lightning, Lancashire Thunder found themselves slumping to a 35 run defeat as they headed out in pursuit of a revised target, achieving only 74-6. On the other hand, things haven’t been any kinder for their opponents of the day with Yorkshire Diamonds languishing in fifth place, losing by 3 runs against Southern Vipers to fall to their fifth defeat this season.
Playing in an edge of the seat thriller, the Diamonds couldn’t have asked more of their bowlers who delivered a pinch perfect job to restrain the opposition at 127. However, their batting unit failed to emulate the rampant performance put on by their bowlers, mustering together just 124 to see their ambitions of breaking into the top 4 being quelled.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A relatively unused surface, we have not had much cricket being played over here, making the nature of this track an unknown entity. However going by the previous contests played here, this looks set to be a reasonably decent batting wicket, one where the ball will misbehave for the pacers in the early part of the innings as well.
The side winning the toss will be looking to bat first here and put on anything close to 150.
Probable Playing 11
L Winfield (c), AJ Healy, HJ Armitage, JI Rodrigues, AN Davidson-Richards, KL George, BAM Heath, LM Kasperek, BA Langston, LCN Smith, KA Levick
TM McGrath, S Luus, SIR Dunkley, H Kaur, EL Lamb, RA Fackrell, S Ecclestone, E Threlkeld, KL Cross (c), AE Dyson, A Hartley
Match: Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire Thunder
Date And Time: 23rd August, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough
Where To Watch: FanCode
- L Winfield, JI Rodrigues, KL George, LM Kasperek
- TM McGrath, S Luus, H Kaur, S Ecclestone
Top 4 Batting Order
- L Winfield, AJ Healy, HJ Armitage, JI Rodrigues
- TM McGrath, S Luus, SIR Dunkley, H Kaur
- L Winfield, JI Rodrigues
- S Luus, H Kaur
Death Overs Bowlers
- LM Kasperek, LCN Smith
- S Ecclestone, KL Cross
YD vs LT Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for YD vs LT Dream11
She was unfortunate to have been run-out in the previous encounter but prior to that, Yorkshire Diamonds’ wicket-keeper, Alyssa Healy has come up with some good runs for her side. Plus the fact that she comes out to open for her side is always an added bonus, a proposition which ensures that she gets more than adequate time to come out and amass runs in.
Batswomen for YD vs LT Dream11
Continuing with the picks from the Diamonds and we are opting for their second opener as well, getting in captain Lauren Winfield. She’s failed to really get going this edition of the league, showcasing signs of her abilities to failing to craft out a big innings. However with a steady 23 runs in the previous encounter, we are going to be entrusting her to score a colossal innings today.
Her 34 runs in the previous encounter see Hollie Armitage come in as well for us due to the application she displayed against a tough bowling unit along with Jemimah Rodrigues who scored 32. Meanwhile from Lancashire Thunder we have Harmanpreet Kaur become our first pick. She’s impressed not only due to their ability as a bat but also due to the fact that she’s waged a lone battle in the face of adversary.
All-Rounders for YD vs LT Dream11
At a time when there was a yearning for an opener to step up to the mantle and grab the incentive of putting in decisive performances with the bat, Tahlia McGrath has done so in recent times. The Lancashire opener scored a strong 26 runs in her side’s previous outing, an innings which saw her put on a 34 run opening stand.
Her 1-29 with the ball the last time around and number 5 batting spot she us rope in Emma Lamb as well from the outfit while from the Diamonds we have picked out Leigh Kasperek. Her spell of 416 was one of the finest pieces of bowling we have been feasted to in the league, extracting immense turn from the surface to leave batters flummoxed.
Bowling Order for YD vs LT Dream11
Where it’s been Harmanpreet Kaur in the batting order, the brunt of the responsibility in the bowling unit for Lancashire has been shouldered by Sophie Ecclestone. The spinner has been in terrific form, getting the ball to deviate around, emerging with an astute spell of 3-17 from the previous outing.
She’s going to be accompanied by Kate Cross with the pacer picking up wickets on a consistent basis while from the opposition we have gotten in legspinner Katie Levick.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kaur is our captain for today while we have chosen Healy as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, 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.