As the final season of KIA Super League has come to an end, Western Storm will face Yorkshire Diamonds one last time in the group league games before the semi-final starts. Storm have won all of their 9 matches so far and placed at the top of the table with 39 points. On the other hand, Yorkshire Diamonds won 4 games out of 9 and currently placed at number four in the points table. Let’s have a look at the Western Storm vs Yorkshire Diamonds Dream 11 Prediction.
The match between Western Storm vs Yorkshire Diamonds of the Kia Super League 2019 will take place at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton at 6:30 PM local, 5:30 PM GMT and 11:00 PM IST on August 28.
The table-toper Western Storm have already sealed their berth in the semi-final with nine victories 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 decent competitive total. Along with them, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas, Deepti Sharma and experienced Anya Shrubsole have been taking wickets on a regular basis.
Predicted Playing XI
Smriti Mandhana, Rachel Priest (WK), Heather Knight (C), Fran Wilson, Deepti Sharma, Sonia Odedra, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani, Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas.
In the last match, Yorkshire Diamonds pulled off a thrilling victory against Southern Vipers on the back of a blitzy century by youngster Jemimah Rodrigues. She scored 112* off 58 with 17 fours and a six and became the second Indian to hit a century in KSL after Smriti Mandhana. Apart from Rodrigues, Hollie Armitage has also been scoring runs. Even Leigh Kasperek has been taking wickets.
Predicted Playing XI
Lauren Winfield (C), Alyssa Healy (WK), Hollie Armitage, Jemimah Rodrigues, Cordelia Griffith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Helen Fenby, Linsey Smith, Leigh Kasperek, Beth Langston, Katie Levick.
Injury and Availability News:
As of now, there are no injury concerns. As the Storm have won all of their league games, they might give rest to some of their players. On the other hand, Yorkshire Diamonds would love to register another win so they would probably keep their winning combination intact.
Weather and pitch report
The weather is forecast to be partly cloudy with a humidity of 81%. However, there is no chance of rain. The pitch supports the batters as the games played on the ground are high scoring one. With the big hitters like Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Alyssa Healy etc, the match is expected to be a big scoring one.
In the last five meetings between the two teams, Western Storm have won all of them. However, Yorkshire Diamonds are also in form and will try to register a win as well.
Dream XI Prediction Team
Wicket-keepers: Alyssa Healy, Rachel Priest
Batters: Lauren Winfield, Jemimah Rodrigues, Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana
All-rounders: Deepti Sharma
Bowlers: Alice Davidson-Richards, Katie Levick, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas
Captain & Vice-captain: Rachel Priest, Jemimah Rodrigues