WS vs LL Dream11 Match Preview:
Western Storm would look to their tighten their grip on the top spot with another win when they take on the Loughborough Lightning at the County Ground in Bristol.
Western Storm managed a close victory against the Southern Vipers in the last game and have looked to be the best side in the competition so far.
Loughborough Lightning, on the other hand, look to have bounced back from a disappointing start to the season by defeating Southern Vipers in the last game.
Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning
August 13, 18:00 (Hrs)
County Ground, Bristol
Western Storm Squad: Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Rachel Priest, Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Sonia Odedra, Naomi Dattani, Sophie Luff, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr, Claire Nicholas, Ellie Mitchell, Alex Griffiths, Natasha Wraith
Loughborough Lightning Squad: Georgia Elwiss (c), Jenny Gunn, Amy Ellen Jones, Chamari Athapaththu, Mignon du Preez, Hayley Matthews, Kathryn Bryce, Kirstie Gordon, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Georgia Adams, Tara Norris, Abigail Freeborn, Alice Monaghan, Joanne Gardner
Western Storm: True to their name, This side has taken the competition by storm this season.
Skipper Heather Knight and Smriti Mandhana have been amongst the runs at the top.
The middle order of Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff, and Deepti Sharma has also contributed significantly.
Anya Shrubsole has struggled to find form since her return two games ago.
Other than that, Claire Nicolas, Freya Davies, Deepti Sharma, and Heather Knight have kept the runs in check.
Loughborough Lightning: After a dismal start to the campaign, the Lightning can take a lot of heart from their performance against the Diamonds.
Hayley Matthews, Kathryn Bryce, and Kirstie Gordon all stepped upto the plate with the ball and were vital in reducing the Diamonds to a paltry 122.
Hayley Mattews continued her onslaught with the bat smashing 54 not out from 39 balls supported well by overseas star Chamari Athapaththu who scored 40 of 29.
Wicket-Keeper Amy Ellen Jones hasn’t lived upto the expectations so far.
Heather Knight: The Skipper is leading her side from the front. Knight scored a well-measured 36 of 35 balls in the last while also completing her four overs for only 22 runs and claiming a wicket.
Hayley Matthews: The young Windies all-rounder was at full flow in the last game. She had the figures of 4-0-25-1 with the ball and then followed it up with a 39 ball 54 to guide her side to a resounding victory.
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