Defending champion Surrey Stars have officially out of the KIA Super League 2019. Having started with two consecutive wins, they lost the momentum and haven’t registered a single win in their eight played games. On the other hand, Western Storm have won all of their eight games and sealed their berth for the semi-final. Let’s have a look at the Surrey Stars vs Western Storm Dream 11 Prediction.
The match between Surrey Stars and Western Storm in the Kia Super League 2019 will take place at the Woodbridge Road, Guildford on August 25 at 2:30 pm Local, 1:30 pm GMT and 7:00 pm IST.
Despite having a dangerous opener Lizelle Lee, a strong middle-order with the likes of Sarah Taylor, Natalie Sciver, & Dane van Niekerk and the tail-enders like Bryony Smith and Maddy Villers, Surrey Stars failed to keep their winning momentum on after the washout third game against Southern Vipers. Although Sarah Taylor, Natalie Sciver or Marizanne Kapp have been trying their best, their efforts are going in vain due to lack of support from the others. As they are officially out of the semi-final race, they are expected to give a tough fight to the opponent.
Predicted Playing XI
Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor (WK), Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Natalie Sciver (C), Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Aylish Cranstone, Eva Gray, Mady Villiers, Amy Gordon
The table-toper Western Storm have already sealed their berth in the semi-final with eight wins from as many matches. Their opening pair Rachel Priest and Smriti Mandhana have been providing a flying start in almost every game where the middle-order batters Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff and Deepti Sharma have been carrying that start to a respectful total. Along with them, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas, Deepti Sharma and experienced Anya Shrubsole all are among wickets.
Predicted Playing XI
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest, Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Sonia Odedra, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas.
Injury and Availability News:
Although there is no injury news as of now from both the sides, the Storms wouldn’t take any chance to change their winning combination as they will try to confirm their seat with another win. On the other hand, Surrey Stars have been using their best of players and they also wouldn’t change their playing XI.
Weather and pitch report
The weather in Guildford is expected to be fair where there is a very less chance of rain.
All three games which have played so far on the ground in this season have been low-scoring ones within 120. The team who chased the total has won comfortably so chasing is a better option here.
Both the team have met seven times before, where Surrey Stars won four times and Western Storm three times. Their last encounter was a nail-biting one where Sarah Taylor nearly pulled off the things for Stars but fell for merely 4 runs. Although it looks tougher to beat Storms as they have been in a formidable form throughout the series.
Surrey Stars vs Western Storm Dream 11 Prediction Team:
Wicketkeepers: Sarah Taylor and Rachel Priest
Batters: Smriti Mandhana, Fran Wilson and Bryony Smith
All-rounders: Natalie Sciver, Deepti Sharma and Dane van Niekerk
Bowlers: Laura Marsh, Freya Davies and Claire Nicholas
Captain & Vice-captain: Smriti Mandhana and Sarah Taylor