The 19th match of the Kia Women’s Super League 2019 will be played between Western Storm and Southern Vipers at the County Ground in Bristol.
The match starts at 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (1:30 PM GMT).
Western Storm’s winning streak doesn’t look like coming to an end any sooner. They have won all the six matches they played and are placed on the top of the table with 28 points. Smriti Mandhana slowly got into her grove with consecutive 70+ scores. She now tops the run-getters list for the KSL 2019 with 235 runs pushing her T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (210) to No.2.
They will now face Southern Vipers who are on the 2nd position in the table. The Vipers won three and lost one out of their six matches while one each ended in a Tie and washout. They are fresh of a huge 89-run against the defending champions Surrey Stars. Danielle Wyatt became the first England player to score a century in the Kia Super League. Her 110-run knock helped Vipers post a huge score of 178.
Bristol is expected to dry on Tuesday. The weather forecast hints at no interruption to be caused by rain. During the match timings, the chances of rain are less than 5%.
Bristol seems to be a decent venue for the KSL matches. The last six completed Women’s T20 matches at this venue witnessed scores between 120 and 165. Earlier in this KSL, the home team Western Storm won by 40 runs after posting 158/4 in their 20 overs.
Average first innings score: 143 (Last six completed Women’s T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Sonia Odedra, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Griffiths, Freya Davies/Claire Nicholas.
Bench: Ellie Mitchell, Dani Gibson, Freya Davies/Claire Nicholas.
Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont (C & WK), Stafanie Taylor, Maia Bouchier, Marie Kelly/Thea Brookes, Paige Scholfield, Fi Morris, Amanda Wellington, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell.
Bench: Charlie Dean, Marie Kelly/Thea Brookes, Issy Wong, Carla Rudd
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest and Heather Knight earned a good number of points in the last couple of matches. Mandhana and Priest’s opening stands don’t even allow the inform batter Fran Wilson to get a chance.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Smriti Mandhana, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight, Stafanie Taylor
Vice-Captain – Suzie Bates, Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Priest, Fran Wilson
Stafanie Taylor earned over 25 points in all five matches she played while Heather Knight is bowling a decent number of overs which adds to her consistency with the bat.
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Tammy Beaumont, Rachel Priest
Batsmen – Smriti Mandhana (C), Heather Knight, Danielle Wyatt (VC), Maia Bouchier
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor
Bowlers – Freya Davies, Anya Shrubsole, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Tammy Beaumont
Batsmen – Smriti Mandhana, Fran Wilson, Heather Knight (C), Suzie Bates, Maia Bouchier
All-Rounders – Stafanie Taylor (VC), Deepti Sharma
Bowlers – Claire Nicholas, Tash Farrant, Lauren Bell
With Western Storm winning all their six matches, they have got the luxury to rest few key players. Claire Nicholas was rested in the previous game while Freya Davies could get an off on Tuesday. Both the players featuring can’t be ruled out either.
Western Storm is expected to continue their winning streak.
*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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