The 18th match of the Kia Super League 2019 will be played between Surrey Stars and Yorkshire Diamonds at the Woodbridge Road in Guildford.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).
The defending champions Surrey Stars began the tournament with back to back wins but suffered consecutive defeats over the last one week. The margin of the two defeats was quite high denting their NRR. Their NRR currently reads -1.014; the worst behind Yorkshire Diamonds (-1.068) who are their opponents for Tuesday. Loughborough chased down the target of 121 set by Stars in less than 15 overs.
Southern Vipers posted a huge total of 178 thanks to Danielle Wyatt’s 110. Surrey scored exactly half of the Vipers’ total before getting bowled out in 17th over. On the other hand, Yorkshire lost four out of five matches they played thus far. Their only win came against Lancashire Thunder which they won by nine runs. The Stars defeated Diamonds during the first day of the tournament in a thrilling match.
The Guildford weather hasn’t affected any game this season and same could continue on Tuesday. 0% rain chances are predicted during the match timings. The conditions will be sunny during the day.
The Woodbridge Road has often produced low-scoring matches in the Kia Super League. The Surrey Stars and Lancashire Thunder scored exactly 120/7 in the two matches played at this venue in this season. Chasing team bagged bonus points in those games as they completed the chase in less than 15 overs.
Injury and Availability News:
Katherine Brunt is rested on ECB’s request.
Probable Playing XIs:
Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor, Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Marizanne Kapp, Laura Marsh, Mady Villiers, Aylish Cranstone, Amy Gordon, Gwenan Davies.
Bench: Hannah Jones, Rhianna Southby, Eva Gray, Grace Gibbs.
Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy, Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Bess Heath, Alice Davidson-Richards, Katie George, Linsey Smith, Leigh Kasperek, Beth Langston, Katie Levick.
Bench: Katherine Brunt, Helen Fenby, Georgia Davis, Cordelia Griffith.
The all-round trio of Surrey Stars – Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver and Mady Villiers have the best fantasy potential. Niekerk has been consistent in taking wickets in this season while Sciver has a role to play with both bat and ball.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver, Alyssa Healy
Vice-Captain – Jemimah Rodrigues, Lizelle Lee, Lauren Winfield, Sarah Taylor
Dane van Niekerk and Natalie Sciver are ideal and also the safest options to be made multipliers.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Alyssa Healy
Batsmen – Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Lauren Winfield, Jemimah Rodrigues (VC)
All-Rounders – Dane van Niekerk (C), Natalie Sciver, Mady Villiers
Bowlers – Alice Davidson-Richards, Katie George, Linsey Smith
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Sarah Taylor, Alyssa Healy (VC)
Batsmen – Lauren Winfield, Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues
All-Rounders – Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Mady Villiers
Bowlers – Marizanne Kapp, Katie George, Linsey Smith
Lauren Winfield, Alyssa Healy, Jemimah Rodrigues and Hollie Armitage are the major contributors for the Yorkshire Diamonds. At least three of these four players have to be picked in the fantasy team. Two of these four players usually account for 50% of the team’s runs in every game.
Surrey Stars are expected to bounce back with a win against Yorkshire Diamonds.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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