Lancashire Thunder are yet to open their account in the Kia Super League 2019. Their two points so far came from a washed-out game. Although they are out of the tournament, they will be looking to end the tournament on a winning note. On the other hand, Loughborough Lightning are second in the points table with 5 wins from 8 games. Let’s have a look at the Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder Dream 11 Prediction.
The match between Loughborough Lightning and Lancashire Thunder of the Kia Super League 2019 will take place at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham at 11:30 AM local, 10:30 AM GMT and 4:00 PM IST on Sunday, August 25.
Loughborough Lightning have been going strong in the tournament where opener Hayley Matthews, Amy Jones are in good form. Along with them, middle-order Chamari Athapaththu, captain Georgia Elwiss and Mignon du Preez have been in formidable form. Even du Preez has been playing the key role in most of their games and expected to do good against Lancashire Thunder as well.
Predicted Playing XI
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
Apart from Harmanpreet Kaur, Tahlia McGrath and Eleanor Threlkeld, there is probably no one in the squad who are in a good form for the Lancashire Thunders. Kaur is the highest run-getter for Thunder with 255 runs in 8 matches. In the bowling department, spinner Sophie Ecclestone and captain Kate Cross have been among wickets. Ecclestone has taken 12 wickets, including a three-wicket haul in the last game and Cross scalped 10 from as many games.
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
Injury and Availability News:
There are no injury concerns as of now from both sides. Where Lightning wouldn’t change their winning combination, Thunder would love to register at least one win
Weather and pitch report
The weather is expected to be clear with a humidity of 88%, having no chance of rain.
As Trent Bridge hosted a very few women’s game, it would not be easy to guess the condition. However, the T20 games usually see high scoring games and this time also it would be same as expected. The boundaries are small so Mignon du Preez and Harmanpreet Kaur can utilise that comfortably.
In the last five meetings between the two teams, Loughborough Lightning have managed to win four times where Thunder won only one game. The head to head record simply shows the dominance of Lightning over Thunder.
Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Amy Jones
Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Georgia Adams, Mignon du Preez
All-rounders: Emma Lamb, Georgia Elwiss, Hayley Matthews, Sune Luus
Bowlers: Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Kirstie Gordon
Captain & Vice-captain: Harmanpreet Kaur and Mignon du Preez