The South Group match of the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy, 2020 will be played between South East Stars and Western Storm at The Kent County Cricket Ground in Beckenham.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (3:00 PM IST) (9:30 AM GMT).
The 2020 Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy will kick start on Saturday with four matches to be played. One of them will be played between South East Stars and Western Storm as part of South Group at The Kent County Cricket Ground in Beckenham. The South East Stars will be led by the left-arm pacer Tash Farrant but is not a star-studded team as their title name suggests. On the other hand, the Western Storm will be lead by Sophie Luff. For the first match, the Western Storm will be blessed by the availability of Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole.
Rain at Kent County Cricket Ground could cause troubles to this match in the latter half of the second innings.
Kent County Cricket Ground in Beckenham is usually a high-scoring venue when it comes to limited-overs cricket. In the lone Women’s List A match played in 2019, the Kent Women won by seven wickets chasing 233 with 56 balls to spare.
Average first-innings score: 232 (Women’s List A in 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
South East Stars:
Bryony Smith, Aylish Cranstone, Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley, Grace Gibbs, Tash Farrant (C), Hannah Jones, Eva Gray, Susie Rowe, Freya Davies, Alice Capsey/Rhianna Southby.
Bench – Amy Gordon, Alice Capsey/Rhianna Southby.
Danielle Gibson, Georgia Hennessy, Sophie Luff (C), Heather Knight, Alex Griffiths, Emily Edgcombe, Anya Shrubsole, Katie George, Fi Morris, Claire Nicholas, Steph Hutchins.
Bench – Niamh Holland, Emma Corney, Nat Wraith, Lauren Filer, Lauren Parfitt, Abbie Whybrow.
Heather Knight could be seen batting in top four for the Western Storm and also chip in a few overs with the ball.
Georgia Hennessy has scored 1314 runs at an average of 26.81 in List A cricket and also bagged 44 wickets with help of two fifers.
Hannah Jones claimed 47 wickets from 48 List A matches at a strike rate under 30 and also chipped in 547 runs.
Anya Shrubsole will be opening with the ball for Western Storm and will bat little higher than her regular ODI position.
Tash Farrant has picked up 64 wickets from 41 List A matches with help of three 4-wicket hauls and two fifers.
Fi Morris has aggregated 1115 runs and also picked up 91 wickets across her 60-match List A career.
Claire Nicholas claimed 94 wickets from 80 List A matches and also scored 1053 runs with five fifties.
Danielle Gibson has taken 34 wickets from 25 List A games at an average of 12 and also scored 378 runs with three fifties.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Hannah Jones, Georgia Hennessy, Heather Knight
Vice-Captain options – Anya Shrubsole, Tash Farrant, Fi Morris
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – R Southby
Batsmen – D Gibson, S Luff, S Rowe
All-Rounders – F Morris, H Jones (C), A Griffiths
Bowlers – T Farrant, S Hutchins, G Gibbs, A Shrubsole (VC)
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – R Southby
Batsmen – D Gibson, G Hennessey (C), S Rowe
All-Rounders – H Knight (VC), F Morris, H Jones
Bowlers – C Nicholas, T Farrant, E Gray, K George
Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole are available for Western Storm for this match. However, it is not compulsory that the duo has to be in the playing XI. Hence, it is advisable to pick teams only after the announcement of toss and other details.
Western Storm is expected to start the tournament with a win against the South East Stars.
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