Although defending champion Surrey Stars have started the KIA Super League 2019 season with 2 wins from 3 games, they have lost their next 4 games and the other one was washed out. On the other hand, Loughborough Lightning, who managed to win only 1 in their first 4, have registered three consecutive wins and nearly sealed their place for the semi-final. Let’s have a look at the Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars Dream 11 Prediction.
The 24th match between Loughborough Lightning and Surrey Stars of the Kia Super League 2019 will take place at the Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough at 4:00 PM local, 3:00 PM GMT and 8:30 PM IST on August 23.
Despite having a strong middle order, Surrey Stars have been failing to put up a good score. However, Sarah Taylor has returned with a bang and scored a blistering 73. She nearly pulled off the win but failed to do so and Stars lost the last game by mere 4 runs to Western Storms. Along with her, captain Natalie Sciver’s good all-round capabilities have been proving beneficial for the team. Even Dane van Niekerk is also expected to do good in their must-win game.
Predicted Playing XI
Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Sarah Taylor (WK), Natalie Sciver (C), Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Aylish Cranstone, Laura Marsh, Gwenan Davies, Mady Villiers, Amy Gordon
Although Loughborough Lightning got off to a slow start in the final season of Kia Super League, they have picked up the pace and registered back-to-back wins. Their middle-orders have picked up at the right time. With the likes of Georgia Elwiss, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Kathryn Bryce etc., they are expected to keep their winning-momentum on and register another win.
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
Injury and Availability News:
No injury concern from both sides as of now.
Both the teams are looking forward to keeping their playing XI intact. While Surrey batters will try to provide good support in the middle-order, Lightning’s dependance will be on their middle-order as well. Registering a victory is important for both the teams and they will surely play their hearts out.
Weather and pitch report
Expected temperatures are around 24 degrees with an average humidity of 79% where no rain is in the forecast.
The Haslegrave Ground has witnessed some of the high-scoring games in the Kia Super League. The average first-innings score at this venue is 140 and the teams who chase won five times. More than 150 would be a good defending total here.
In the last six meetings between the two teams, Loughborough Lightning have won four times where Stars won two games. However, a win is necessary for Surrey to stay in the race.
Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars Dream 11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Sarah Taylor, Amy Jones
Batters: Georgia Adams, Bryony Smith, Mignon du Preez
All-rounders: Natalie Sciver, Dane van Niekerk and Hayley Matthews
Bowlers: Marizanne Kapp, Laura Marsh, Kirstie Gordon
Captain & Vice-captain: Dane van Niekerk and Hayley Matthews