In the Match 27 of the ongoing English Women’s ODD on Saturday, Western Storm will welcome the challenge of Sunrisers at The Bristol County Ground in Bristol. Not much is at stake for either side at Bristol as third-from-bottom Western Storm take on winless Sunrisers. Western Storm have form on their side after a Sophie Luff 70 helped them beat Thunder by 62 runs last time around. For Sunrisers, it’s been a pretty torrid campaign this term, and they will be pretty desperate to notch up a win so as not to end the season with zero points. So, as things stands at this point, both the teams will be looking to pick up a win from this particular clash.
This is the 27th clash of the English Women’s ODD tournament, and as things stand both the teams will be looking for a win in this clash. There is no doubt that fans can expect a close competition in this huge clash as both Western Storm as Sunrisers are quality sides. As the points table suggests, this game has every chance to go down to the wire. In this clash, Western Storm will be slight favourites to win.
There will be the equal opportunity for both the sides to play their best cricket. Western Storm are placed at the 6th spot in the English Women’s ODD tournament points table with 2 wins and 4 losses from 6 matches of the competition. The team has 9 points. Sunrisers are placed at the bottom spot in the points table with losses from their first 6 matches of the competition.
Fixture Name: Match 27
Competition: English Women’s ODD
Date: 18 September
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
WS(recent last): L-L-W
SUN(recent last): L-L-L
Ground: The Bristol 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 Naomi Dattani, Cordelia Griffith, Sophie Luff and Alice Macleod will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. In the all-rounder category, Georgia Hennessy, Fi Morris and Kelly Castle will be crucial. The bowlers like Sonali Patel, Lauren Filer and Nicole Harvey quite experienced and can deliver wickets at regular intervals.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Natasha Wraith
BATSMEN: Naomi Dattani, Cordelia Griffith, Sophie Luff, Alice Macleod
ALL-ROUNDERS: Georgia Hennessy, Fi Morris, Kelly Castle
BOWLERS: Sonali Patel, Lauren Filer, Nicole Harvey
The Western Storm are expected to win this game due to the solid batting and bowling department of the team. As much as a win would be hugely savoured by the Sunrisers, it seems unlikely. Western Storm have not had the strongest of seasons, winning just twice, but they’re a stronger side than that figure would suggest and will be tough to beat. Storm to win this clash is on the cards.
Western Storm’s Sophie Luff comes into the final round of the group stage in great touch. Her last four scores read 70, 65, 34 and 60*, and if she gets her eye in again it will be very tricky for Sunrisers’ bowling attack to limit her impact on the game.
Sophie Luff is the player to watch in this match as she is the top run-scorer for Western Storm with 260 runs at a strike rate of 68. She has struck 25 fours and one six.
She will be on the look-out to keep performing well. Hennessy has been the best bowler for Western Storm and has picked up 7 wickets while bowling at an average of 33 and an economy rate of 4.81.
For Western Storm, Heather Knight and Tammy Beaumont miss out through international duty. There are no injury worries for them.
WS Playing 11 (likely)
For Sunrisers, Cordelia Griffith has been a beacon of hope. The 25-year-old hit 91 in vain against Vipers last week, after making 69 the week before at the expense of Central Sparks. Her recent performances haven’t deserved to end up on the losing side: Sunrisers will be hoping she can lead them to victory at last.
Cordelia Griffith will be vital for her side in this clash. She is the top run-scorer for Sunrisers in this tournament with 224 runs at a strike rate of 77. She has struck 25 fours and 2 sixes.
She is another good pick in the Sunrisers team. She has been the best bowler for her team and has picked up 9 wickets while bowling at an average of 19 and an economy rate of 4.27.
Mady Villiers could return for Sunrisers following her involvement with England’s T20 squad. They don’t have major issue before coming into this clash.
SUN Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Western Storm vs Sunrisers 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 WS vs SUN clash.
The match between the Western Storm and Sunrisers 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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