Women’s Super League T20, 2018
Western Storm vs Surrey Stars, Semi-Final
After a month filled with big hitting, tight finishes and edge-of-the-seat thrill, we are finally down to the finals day of the 2018 Kia Super League where Loughborough Lightning, title holders Western Storm and Surrey Stars will be the vying for the coveted glory on Monday.
Venue:- County Ground, Hove
Match Timings:- Monday, August 27th, 2018, 04:30 PM IST
In the semi-final, Western Storm will take on Surrey Stars for the right to take on Loughborough Lightning in the summit clash.
Last year title holder’s Western Storm was bolstered by the addition of India’s T20 captain in Smriti Mandhana. The Indian opener was at her swashbuckling best this season becoming the first women to breach the 400-run barrier, striking the most no of sixes (21).
However, Storm will be without their southpaw, who returned to India for the training camp ahead of the World T20. Nevertheless, in skipper Heather Knight, Claire Nicholas (seven wickets) and Freya Davies, the defending champions have enough arsenal in their ranks to harbor chances of defending their title successfully.
Their opponents in Surrey Stars sealed their successive finals day berth after defeating Storm in the final group stage game by five wickets. Skipper Natalie Sciver and Proteas star Dan van Niekirk (7 wickets) along with Lizelle Lee (12 sixes) have been the cornerstone of their team’s success and they’ll hope for an encore against the Western Storm on Monday.
WS vs SS Team News:-
Both teams will like to go with the same line-up ahead of the all-important encounter.
WS vs SS Squads
Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Alice Macleod, Claire Nicholas, Rebecca Silk, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson and Lauren Parfitt, Rachel Priest, Stafanie Taylor, Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana, Naomi Dattani, Sophie Luff, Amara Carr (wk)
Natalie Sciver (c), Laura Marsh, Sarah Taylor (wk), Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Grace Gibbs, Aylish Cranstone, Mady Villiers, Gayatri Gole, Rhianna Southby, Hannah Jones, Eva Gray, Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith, Sophia Dunkley Brown
WS vs SS Playing 11 :
Here’s how both team’s might line-up:-
Wicket-keeper – Rachel Priest
Batswomen – Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff
All-rounders – Stafanie Taylor, Naomi Dattani
Bowlers – Anya Shrubsole, Claire Nicholas, Freya Davie, Danielle Gibson
Wicket-keeper – Sarah Taylor
Batswomen – Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith
All-rounders – Natalie Sciver, Dane van Niekerk, Sophia Dunkley Brown
Bowlers – Marizanne Kapp, Laura Marsh, Eva Gray, Maddie Villiers, Aylish Cranston
WS vs SS Key Players:-
WS vs SS Dream11 Team:-
Note: This WS vs SS Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis Western Storm vs Surrey Stars team news.