YD Vs SS Dream11 Team Prediction: Surrey Stars and Yorkshire Diamonds make an advent in today’s encounter looking to put behind them chastening defeats.
Placed in fourth and fifth position as we hit the halfway stage in the Super League, for Surrey Stars and Yorkshire Diamonds respectively, the league hasn’t really gotten going. The two sides have impressed in patches, coming up with bursts of what they are truly capable of as cricketing sides but inconstancy has deterred them from touching the annuls of the showpiece league.
For Yorkshire Diamonds in particular, this has been a season of massive disappointment. With just the one win in five matches, the side find themselves slumped in sorry fifth place, seven points behind a spot in the coveted top 4. Is an impasse the side have struggled to break free off, losing their previous encounter to Loughborough Lightning by 6 wickets as they failed to defend their paltry 131 in that encounter.
Elsewhere while Surrey Stars were going strong in the league, the previous result ended up massively stalling the massive strides the side were making in the ranks. They were outplayed in all departments by Southern Vipers, a side who routed them by 89 runs to seal one of the biggest wins in this edition of the league in terms of runs.
Conceding 178 while bowling first, Surrey were even more abject in their run chase, putting on a horrendous batting display to collapse for just 89. It not only sees them pertinently chasing third place but also suffering a major beating to their net run-rate, something they’ll be looking to overturn come today’s encounter.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The last encounter held on this surface saw the home side register just 131 while batting first, a performance which epitomised that this is one of the trickier surfaces in the league to come out and bat on. The ball will stop and come onto the bat, making it tricky for batsmen to find the boundaries with false shots easy to be induced here.
Overall, this is a wicket to come out and bat first on with the spinners coming into effect in the second part of the encounter.
Probable Playing 11
L Lee, BF Smith, SJ Taylor, NR Sciver (c), D van Niekerk, M Kapp, A Cranstone, LA Marsh, MK Villiers, GM Davies, A Gordon
AJ Healy, L Winfield (c), HJ Armitage, JI Rodrigues, AN Davidson-Richards, BAM Heath, KL George, BA Langston, LM Kasperek, LCN Smith, KA Levick
Surrey Stars might have been ripped apart in their last contest but the side are set to comeback strongly today as they look to seal a spot in the top 4 for themselves. The last time these two sides had met, we were enthralled in one of the most tantalising fixture, a match which saw Surrey defend 130 to win by 9 runs.
Expect today’s encounter to be based on the same script with Surrey prevailing once again based on their batting depth.
Match: Surrey Stars vs Yorkshire Diamonds
Date And Time: 20th August, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Woodbridge Road, Guildford
- L Lee, NR Sciver, D van Niekerk, M Kapp,
- AJ Healy, L Winfield, JI Rodrigues, LM Kasperek
Dream 11 Picks
We have decided to pick out both the wicket-keepers here, the one coming in from either side with Yorkshire Diamonds’ Alyssa Healy becoming our first pick over here. The opener has plenty of time in the middle to get runs and if her side are to do well today, they need a solid platform at the top, one which can see way the moving ball comfortably.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have gone ahead with Sarah Taylor for this encounter. The number three bat was her side’s top scorer with 19 runs in the previous encounter, showcasing her resilience and girt as she tried to stitch together a meaningful partnership for her outfit.
Continuing with the picks from Surrey Stars and we have their second opener, Lizelle Lee come into our side as well for this encounter. Her value to this side is understated with the opener acting as the fulcrum of her team’s batting department, coming up with bankable and consistent displays across the span of the league.
Elsewhere from the Diamonds we have opted for Jemimah Rodrigues after she scored 59 runs in her side’s previous encounter, an innings which saw her put on a 37 run partnership with Alice for the third wicket. She took time getting adjusted to the league after being picked up by Yorkshire for this season but has over the last couple matches come up with some goods runs for them.
The deadly duo of Dane Van Niekerk and Natalie Sciver is making an advent into our playing 11 for this particular encounter. The two have been in terrific touch for their side, justifying the massive stature accorded to them by intertwining their abilities with both the bat and ball to become the focal points of their team.
Her 3-31 in the previous encounter was a testament to Dane’s exuberant capability as a bowler, not only bowling at a restrictive line and length while the rest of her bowling unit was hounded for runs but also picking up the wickets of well set batters. Maddy Villiers completes the set of picks from the side with us choosing our entire trivalent from the unit.
With both the side’s losing their way massively in the previous outings and this surface set to be conducive for bowlers, it was only right for us to bring in the frontline bowlers from both the units for this encounter. Her figures of 1-27 against Loughborough ensured her side were kept in the game till the culminating over, seeing legspinner Katie Levick become an instant pick for us.
Katie Geroge comes in from the hosts outfit as well while frontline pacer, Marizanne Kapp completes our set of picks from the visiting side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sciver is being made our captain for today while Dane 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.