WS vs LT Dream11 Match Preview:
Lancashire Thunder’s search for first win of the tournament continues as they travel to the County Ground in Taunton to take on Western Storm.
The Thunder’s who’ve made it to the Super League play-offs are once again on the wrong track having lost their first two games.
The Storm’s, on the other hand, have their eye’s set on topping the table after finishing second last time around.
Lancashire Thunder vs. Western Storm
August 10, 19:30 (IST)
Venue: County Ground, Taunton
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Naomi Dattani, Alex Griffiths/Sophie Luff, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Dani Gibson, Claire Nicholas, Ellie Mitchell, Sonia Odedra, Natasha Wraith.
Eve Jones, Ellie Threlkeld, Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross (C), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Boyce, Emma Lamb, Natalie Brown, Danielle Collins, Alice Dyson, Ria Fackrell.
Anya Shrubsole who did not play the Storm’s opening game of the tournament due to injury could return to the fray for this one.
She may come into the side for either of newcome Alex Griffiths or Sophie Luff.
The Storm’s go into this fixture fresh on the back of a win against Loughborough Lightning.
Deepti’s Sharma’s economical spell on the top of 2 wickets each claimed by Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas restricted the Lightning to 125/7.
Smriti Mandhana (32), Heather Knight (41) and Fran Wilson (33*) chased it down with three overs to spare.
WS Playing 11 (Probables): Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Naomi Dattani, Alex Griffiths/Sophie Luff, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Dani Gibson, Claire Nicholas.
The Thunder’s have named an unchanged line-up in the two games they’ve played so far.
Sophia Dunkley has been pushed up in the higher middle-order to accommodate a flurry of spinners at Lightning’s disposal.
Natalie Brown and teenager Danielle Collins will have to supplement Harmanpreet Kaur if they want to win their first game of the competition.
LT Playing 11 (Probables): Eve Jones, Ellie Threlkeld, Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross (C), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Boyce, Emma Lamb.
Smriti Mandhana: Last year top scorer with 421 runs, Mandhana has kicked off this campaign on a high as well with a crisp 24 ball 32 in the first game.
Heather Knight: While she may not have had a good time with the ball, Knight played a composed innings alongside Mandhana scoring 41 of 39 balls to guide her side home in the previous game.
Harmanpreet Kaur: The India T20I skipper bounced back from a dismal start in the first game to score a marvellous fifty in the second. She scored 58 out of the 120 runs her side managed against the Surrey Stars.