YD vs SS Dream11 : Reigning champions Surrey Stars begin their campaign today as they take on Yorkshire in opening day’s closing encounter
After winning just one of their first five matches in Super League 2018, Surrey Stars went on one of the most unprecedented runs to not only overhaul their dismal form but end up emerging as the proud winners of the showpiece league. And the side will be looking to get Super League 2019 off to a rampant start as the reigning champions look to reaffirm their credentials as one of the most complete sides in the league.
Taking on Yorkshire Diamonds today, Surrey will be quietly confident of emerging from this encounter with a win in their kitty. They are up against an outfit who have ended in fifth place in all three of their campaigns in the league, a side who have massively underachieved and failed to unlock the true potential of their side.
With this being the last time ever the Super League will be played in the women’s cricketing fraternity, Yorkshire Diamonds will be heading out looking to turnaround what has been a dejecting time for them in the T20 league. With the Super League set to be taken over by the Women’s Hundred in 2020 as ECB look to change things in a bid to improve the condition of their domestic circuit, Yorkshire will know this is the last opportunity they ever get at showcasing their true abilities and showing the stomach for a fight.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is a relatively good batting surface especially in the first part of the match with batmen who take time to settle into their groove subsequently finding it easy to find the boundary. Where the new ball will frisk about for the pacers in the opening exchanges, the pitch will break up slightly as the match traverses to open up for the spinners and make chasing a tricky proposition.
The side winning the toss will be looking to set a target today.
Probable Playing 11
- New signing for Yorkshire Diamonds, Alyssa Healy is available for this encounter and should play for her side today.
Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Bess Heath, Alice Davidson-Richards, Katherine Brunt, Katie George, Linsey Smith, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Leigh Kasperek
Lizelee Lee, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor, Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Laura Marsh, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Amy Gordon, Eva Gray
Deepti Sharma, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Dani Gibson, Claire Nicholas
YD vs SS Match Prediction
The last time the two sides had met, Yorkshire Diamonds had immersed us in the most surprising of results as they went about bundling out Surrey for just 66 runs before eventually going onto cruise to a win. However that was a Surrey side who was failing to win anything at the moment, albeit to the side of today who come bearing with them the stature of champions.
This match should be extremely closely contested with Yorkshire going onto strengthen their batting unit but what edges the balance in the favour of Surrey is the complete identity of their side. It should serve fruitfully for them on the night and see them emerge from this encounter with a win.
Match: Yorkshire Diamonds vs Surrey Stars
Date And Time: 6th August, Tuesday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds
- Alyssa Healy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Katherine Brunt, Katie George
- Lizelee Lee, Sarah Taylor, Natalie Sciver, Laura Marsh
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for YD vs SS Dream11
Alyssa Healy from Australia is our pick from Yorkshire Diamonds in this facet. The wicket-keeper had a good Ashes series in the country, one where she scored runs across all three formats of the game and her side will need her to score good today as well.
Elsewhere from Surrey we are getting in their wicket-keeper as well with Sarah Taylor coming in for us.
Batswomen for YD vs SS Dream11
One of the main reasons for Surrey Star’s sensational triumph in the previous season was down to their integral South African trio of Marizanne Kapp, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk, a trivalent which imbedded culture of excellence for the side. And Lizelle Lee was someone who held fort for the side in the batting department of things, not only keeping her intent in check but opening her arms when needed to amass a bagful of runs.
She’s making an entry into the league having scored three 50s against Pakistan and with her being known for her exuberant style of batting, expect her to pile on the runs in today’s encounter with her finding the boundary at will. Meanwhile from the firm favourites for today’s encounter we have opted for a duo with Jemimah Rodrigues and opener Lauren Winfield coming in for us as we opt for the side’s entire top 3.
Rodrigues has scored 586 runs in 18 matches in T20 encounters and if she can negotiate the conditions in England, she should score good in this league as well.
All-Rounders for YD vs SS Dream11
There is hardly nay looking beyond Natalie Sciver in this facet. One of the most complete and well-rounded cricketer in the women’s arena, she endured a horrid time in the recent T20 Ashes series and will be looking to get back on track as she leads her side out today.
Her side’s top scorer with 362 runs and 10 wickets, the numbers are a testament to her dauntless ability as a player and the massive repertoire of skills she possesses in her artillery. White Ferns’ international, Leigh Kasperek is our pick from the opposition.
Bowling Order for YD vs SS Dream11
South African pacers, Marizanne Kapp has become one of the most ominous bowlers in the fraternity to navigate. Her wicket to wicket style of bowling and ability to keep pitching the ball in the perfect areas and get the ball to sing according to her has seen her snare up a bagful of wickets and expect her to put in another good showing today.
Amy Gordon accompanies her with us also picking up Laura Marsh for this match with the offspinner set to rile up the opposition. The lone pick from a paper thin bowling unit of the Diamonds is of left arm pacer Katie George with her ability to move the ball away from the right handers bound to see her pick up wickets at crucial stages.
Captain And Vice-Captain for YD vs SS Dream11
Natalie Sciver is chosen as our side’s captain while Lee is being made 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.