In the Match 26 of the ongoing English Women’s ODD on Saturday, South East Star will welcome the challenge of Thunder at Haslegrave Ground in Loughborough. South East Stars sit in fourth place, with three wins and three losses to their name, but are some nine points off third-placed Central Sparks. After a disappointing 115-run defeat by the Sparks last week, they will be looking to regroup and see off the travelling Thunder. The away side have won just twice in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy thus far. Only Sunrisers, who have lost all six of their fixtures, are below them in the table. Form is not on their side, having lost their last three matches on the bounce, but they have the quality to set that right against the Stars.
This is the 26 clash of the English Women’s ODD tournament, and both the team will be looking for a win to pick up all the points. Both sides will head into this game on the back of defeats. Hence, one can witness an exciting clash in the upcoming game as it will be their final chance to make a mark in this ongoing tournament. In this clash, South East Stars will be slight favourites to win.
These two sides have been far from impressive in this season and it will be interesting to see who comes on top in the upcoming game. South East Stars are placed at the 4th spot in the points table with 3 wins and 3 losses from 6 matches of the competition. The team has 13 points. Thunder are placed at the 7th spot in the points table with 2 wins and 4 losses from 6 matches of the competition. The team has 8 points.
Fixture Name: Match 26
Competition: English Women’s ODD
Date: 18 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SES(recent last): L-W-L
THU(recent last): L-L-L
Ground: County Ground, Bristol
Pitch Report: It’s been a good surface to bat on so far in this competition. As we witness another game, we can expect that there will be a lot of runs scored on the day. The boundaries aren’t too big as well, making it easy to score freely.
The players like Alex Hartley, Danielle Gregory and Emma Jones will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. In the all-rounder category, Emma Lamb, Bryony Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards and Alice Capsey will be crucial. The bowlers like Alex Hartley, Danielle Gregory and Emma Jones quite experienced and can deliver wickets at regular intervals.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Eleanor Threlkeld
BATSMEN: Georgie Boyce, Aylish Cranstone, Sophia Dunkley
ALL-ROUNDERS: Emma Lamb, Bryony Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Alice Capsey
BOWLERS: Alex Hartley, Danielle Gregory, Hannah Jones
The South East Stars are expected to win this game due to the balance in their side and the horrendous form of their opponent. The Stars have been the superior side across the duration of the competition, and it’s hard to envisage them slipping up here, particularly if Emma Lamb is unfit to play for Thunder. Expect South East Stars to win this clash on Saturday.
Alice Capsey has been a sensation this summer. A 78 against Lightning and 26 versus Sparks have been her last two scores: and that’s before taking her useful off-breaks into account too. The Stars will be looking for another all-round performance from her.
Bryony Smith is the top run-scorer for South East Stars with 252 runs at a strike rate of 102. She has struck 38 fours and 2 sixes. She has been the best bowler for South East Stars and has picked up 12 wickets while bowling at an average of 19 and an economy rate of 4.43.
Capsey has been the star player for South East Stars. She has scored 78 against Lightning and 26 versus Sparks with a strike rate of 78.23. The Stars will be looking for another all-round performance from her.
Stars will be without Sophia Dunkley, Tash Farrant and Freya Davies, who are on England duty for their ODI series against New Zealand. There are no injury worries for them.
SES Playing 11 (likely)
Georgie Boyce is worth keeping an eye on. The opener hit 67 against Northern Diamonds last week, and will be keen to rack up some more runs against the Stars. With the ball, Alex Hartley has been in decent touch. Her left-arm spin will undoubtedly come in handy.
The pivotal batsman will be vital for her side in this clash. She will be crucial to the team’s prospects as she has scored 212 runs at a strike rate of 69 which is quite impressing.
She is another good pick in the Thunder team. She has has picked up 9 wickets while bowling at an average of 22 and an economy rate of 5.02. Jones could be a good choice here.
For Thunder, Kate Cross and Sophie Ecclestone miss out for the international duty. Emma Lamb broke a finger in last week’s fixture against the Diamonds and is waiting for the last moment.
THU Playing 11 (likely)
Watch South East Stars vs Thunder of English Women’s ODD Live score and streaming on Fancode. There is no doubt that this will be a wonderful experience to view the exciting cricketing action in the SES vs THU clash.
The match between the South East Stars and the Thunder of English Women’s ODD tournament will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this series.
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