YD vs SS Dream11 Match Preview:
Defending Champions Surrey Stars take to ground to defend their crown against the Yorkshire Diamonds in the Kia Women’s Super League’s opening day.
True to their name, the Stars feature a lot of stars including the likes of Sarah Taylor, Laura Marsh, and Natalie Sciver.
Yorkshire Diamonds, on the other hand, have recently acquired Alyssa Healy and Jemimah Rodrigues in a bid to improve their performances.
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Yorkshire Diamonds vs Surrey Stars
August 6, 23:00 (IST)
Yorkshire Diamonds Squad: Alyssa Healy (wk), Lauren Winfield (c), Hollie Armitage, Katherine Brunt, Alice Davidson Richards, Georgia Davis, Helen Fenby, Katie George, Cordelia Griffith, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Linsey Smith, Jemimah Rodrigues, Leigh Kasperek
Surrey Stars Squad: Natalie Sciver (c), Lizelle Lee (wk), Aylish Cranstone, Gwenan Davies, Grace Gibbs, Eva Gray, Amy Gordon, Hannah Jones, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Marsh, Bryony Smith, Rhianna Southby, Sarah Taylor, Dane van Niekerk, Mady Villiers
Katherine Brunt will be rested for this one on ECB’s request as she’s coming off the conclusion of the recent Ashes series.
Overseas signing Alyssa Healy will open the innings with captain Lauren Winfield.
A lot will also depend on Jemimah Rodrigues who comes into the tournament with a reputation of young sensation.
Kiwi all-rounder Leigh Kasperek has also joined the squad after Chloe Tryon’s knee injury.
YD Playing 11: Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Bess Heath, Alice Davidson-Richards, Katherine Brunt, Katie George, Linsey Smith, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Leigh Kasperek.
Surrey Stars: The defending Champions will be high on confidence going into this one.
Lizelle Lee will open the innings for the alongside Bryony Smith with the power pack of Sarah Taylor, Dane van Niekerk, and skipper Natalie Sciver to follow.
20-year-old offbreak bowler Mady Villiers comes into the side on the back of some impressive performances in the county set-up.
SS Playing 11: Liselle Lee, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor, Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Laura Marsh, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Amy Gordon, Eva Gray.
Alyssa Healy: The Player of the tournament and highest run-scorer in last year’s Women’s World T-20 (225 runs), this will be Healy’s first taste of the KSL.
Jemimah Rodrigues: This Indian sensation has been in sublime touch in the past 12 months. She has scored 586 runs in 18 innings at an average of 36.63 at a strike rate of 126.84 with five fifties.
Natalie Sciver: She is perhaps the most consistent performer in the history of this competition. She was Surrey’s top run-getter last season with 362 runs and also bagged 10 wickets.