The match between Lancashire Thunder and Loborough Lightning of the Kia Super League 2019 will take place at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester at 5:30 PM GMT on Tuesday, August 20.
Coming off a half century in the previous match, Harmanpreet Kaur is probably the only bright spot among the batsmen in a rather dismal tournament for the Thunders with a total of 210 runs at an average of over 43. Likewise, Emma Lamb and Sophie Ecclestone are two more players who have come good for Lancashire with 8 and 7 wickets respectively. Captain Kate Cross is another player from the Thunders to keep an eye on.
Opener Amy Jones and Hayley Matthews appear to the in a good run of form. M du Preez, with a breezy innings in the last match, will be expected to come good again. With six wickets at an economy of 6, Sarah Glenn seems to be another good pick for fantasy leagues.
Predicted Playing XI
Harmanpreet Kaur, Sune Luus, Kate Cross (c), Alex Hartley, Sophie Ecclestone, Emma Lamb, Tahlia McGrath, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Sophia Dunkley Brown, Evelyn Jones, Georgie Boyce
Hayley Matthews, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Georgia Elwiss (C), Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Jenny Gunn, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Tara Norris, Kirstie Gordon
Injury and Availability News:
There do not seem to be any injury concerns as of now. But the major concern Lancashire is the wins column, while that for the lightnings is things seem to be falling into place at the right time, with most players starting to come good.
Weather and pitch report
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicketkeeper: A Jones
Batters: H Kaur, D Adams, M du Preez
All-rounders: E Lamb, G Elwiss, H Matthews, T McGrath
Bowlers: K Cross, S Ecclestone, S Glenn
Captain & Vice-captain: H Matthwes & H Kaur