YD vs WS Dream11 : Undefeated Western Storm look to wrap up a flawless league stage campaign with their 10th successive win today
For Western Storm, the final edition of the Super League couldn’t have transpired more fruitfully. The side have flourished immensely, winning all nine of the matches they have rummaged in to sit pretty in the annuls of the league standings, sealing their berth as table toppers ahead of the semi-finals quite some time back itself.
And as we get ready to wrap up proceedings in the league stage encounters today for one last time in the marquee Super League before it is replaced by The Hundred, Western Storm play their final encounter of the league stages on Wednesday looking to emulate their form today as well. Squaring off against fourth placed Yorkshire Diamonds, Western Storm would be looking to manoeuvre their way to yet another convincing win ahead of their pivotal semi-final clash a few days later.
Defeating Surrey Starts by 77 runs in their previous outing, Western Storm’s clinical display was another testament to the meticulous brand of cricket they have dished out in the 2019 edition of the league. They went onto pile up 171 while batting first before sending their opponents packing for a meagre 94, a win which yet again encapsulated the formidable strength of the outfit.
Elsewhere, Yorkshire Diamonds enter the fray of this encounter with a 4 wicket win over Southern Vipers, a result which confirmed their progression into the ensuing round. Sitting in fourth place, the side will be looking to pull off a stunning upset today, one which would serve extremely vitally in providing impetuous to the side ahead of their semi-final clash.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the best surfaces in the country to bat on, the Taunton track has stayed true to its identity across the course of the league. The ball has come onto the bat squarely, allowing the batsmen to flourish and open their arms with will to find the boundaries comfortably on this track which offers extremely small boundaries as well.
Being a night clash, the surface could slow down as the match traverses, meaning the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first here.
Probable Playing 11
RH Priest, S Mandhana, HC Knight (c), FC Wilson, SN Luff, DB Sharma, ND Dattani, A Shrubsole, SB Odedra, FR Davies, C Nicholas
L Winfield (c), AJ Healy, JI Rodrigues, HJ Armitage, BAM Heath, AN Davidson-Richards, LM Kasperek, LCN Smith, GK Davis, BA Langston, KA Levick
Match: Western Storm Vs Yorkshire Diamonds
Date And Time: 28th August, Wednesday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Where To Watch: FanCode
- RH Priest, S Mandhana, HC Knight, A Shrubsole
- L Winfield, JI Rodrigues, HJ Armitage, KA Levick
Top 4 Batting Order
- RH Priest, S Mandhana, HC Knight, FC Wilson
- L Winfield, AJ Healy, JI Rodrigues, HJ Armitage
- S Mandhana, HC Knight
- JI Rodrigues, HJ Armitage
Death Overs Bowlers
- FR Davies, C Nicholas
- BA Langston, KA Levick
YD vs WS Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
With 22 runs in the previous encounter, we have brought in Alyssa Healy from Yorkshire Diamonds along with Western Storm’s Rachel Priest who ended up smashing her way to a 55 ball 89 run knock in the previous encounter. Both the openers have been pivotal for their side, coming up with impeccable outings out in the middle to give their middle-orders the perfect foundation to build from.
Batswomen for YD vs WS Dream11
We’ll begin with the picks from the firm favourites first with Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight and Fran Wilson all being selected by us from Western Storm. Our main agenda for this encounter was picking out the entire top 4 batting order from the hosts’ outfit with the conditions prevelant today bound to see all four fulfil their penchant for runs.
Knight, the side’s top scorer came up with yet another half-century in the previous encounter while Fran Wilson came on to score quick runs in the death overs, performances which the duo have emanated at ease across their stay in the league. With 112 runs in 58 balls, we have gone ahead with Jemimah Rodrigues from the opposition along with Hollie Armitage who has been in terrific form over the course of the previous encounters.
All-Rounders for YD vs WS Dream11
With us having doled out a batting heavy line-up for this encounter, we could only get in the one all-rounder over here, seeing us choose between Deepti Sharma and Leigh Kasperek. In the end we went with Leigh Kasperek due to her role in the side, one which is bound to see her come out in the middle and bat today along with getting assured overs with the ball as well.
Bowling Order for YD vs WS Dream11
With 3-21 with the ball in the previous encounter, one that followed up her three wicket showing against Southern Vipers, Yorkshire Diamond’s pacer, Alice Davidson-Richards is our first pick from the side in this facet. Elsewhere from the opposition we have opted for the indomitable duo of Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas, two bowlers who have encapsulated their skill set to perfection.
Captain And Vice-Captain for YD vs WS Dream11
Knight is our side’s captain for this encounter while Priest 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, 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.