YD vs LL Dream11 Match:
Yorkshire diamonds take on Loughborough Lightning in the first clash of the Kia Women Super League’s doubleheader on Sunday.
The Diamonds will look to bounce back from the defeat against the Surrey Stars while the Lightning will look to get going in the wins column after two consecutive losses.
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough Lightning
August 11, 15:30 (IST)
Alyssa Healy, Katherine Brunt, Lauren Winfield (c), Beth Langston, Leigh Kasperek, Linsey Smith, Cordelia Griffith, Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson Richards, Katie Levick, Katie George, Jemimah Rodrigues, Helen Fenby, Bell Heath, Georgia Davis.
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.
The Diamonds lost their first game against the Stars from a position of strength, and that will surely be playing on the minds of the team management.
Katherine Brunt remains out of this one also owing to her match-fitness issues after the recently concluded Ashes.
Either of Beath Hess or Georgia Davis should come in to strengthen the lower middle order which crumbled under pressure in the last game.
Openers Alyssa Healy and Skipper Lauren Winfield put up a solid first-wicket partnership with the former scoring 31 of only 17 balls.
The middle-order backfired miserably with the likes of Griffith, Rodrigues, and Kasperek not even managing to get into double figures.
Helen Fenby was the star of the show for the diamonds with the ball bagging four wickets for only twenty runs.
Leigh Kasperek ably supported her by getting three wickets herself restricting a formidable Stars battling line-up to 130.
Alyssa Healy, Helen Fanby, Lauren Winfield (c), Beth Langston, Leigh Kasperek, Linsey Smith, Cordelia Griffith, Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson Richards, Jemimah Rodrigues, Bess Heath/Georgia Davis.
The Lightning are yet to win a game in two games and will have to get their acts together if they have to win this one.
Amy Ellen Jones was the lone warrior for the team with the bat scoring 65 runs off 53 balls.
Skipper Georgia Elwiss and overseas star Chamari Atapattu couldn’t even get off the mark.
There wasn’t much resilience with the ball as well. Except for Sarah Glenn, the lightning bowlers struggled for line and length, eventually going for runs.
Georgia Elwiss (c), Jenny Gunn, Amy Ellen Jones, Chamari Athapaththu, Mignon du Preez, Hayley Matthews, Kirstie Gordon, Lucy Higham, Georgia Adams, Tara Norris/Alice Monaghan, Joanne Gardner.
Alyssa Healy: Scored 266 runs in Ashes series with an average of 33.25. Coming off a brilliant 17 ball 31 in the last game.
Helen Fenby: Destroyed a solid Stars batting line-up with four wickets up-front. Capable of doing it all over again
Ammy Ellen Jones: Has scores of 65 and 24 in her previous games plus her wicket-keeping comes in handy too.
Sarah Glenn: Picked up four wickets in two games so far at an average of 10.5 and economy of 5.