In the ongoing 03 edition of the Charlotte Edwards Cup, match no. 12 will feature a clash between the Thunder and the Sunrisers. The match is scheduled to take place at Old Trafford, Lancashire, on the 27th of May, 2023, at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Both the Sunrisers and the Thunder have struggled to find their form in the season, currently occupying the 7th and 8th positions in the standings. With a couple of matches played, both teams are still searching for their first win.
Thunder – Eleanor Threlkeld (C/WK), Seren Smale (WK), Alice Clarke, Daisy Mullan, Danielle Collins, Laura Marshall, Liberty Heap, Shachi Pai, Deandra Dottin, Emma Lamb, Fi Morris, Laura Jackson, Naomi Dattani, Sophie Ecclestone, Stephanie Butler, Alex Hartley, Hannah Jones, Hannah Rainey, Kate Cross, Mahika Gaur, Olivia Thomas, Phoebe Graham, Sophia Turner, Tara Norris
Sunrisers – Kelly Castle (C), Amara Carr (WK), Mia Rogers (WK), Scarlett Hughes (wk), Alice Macleod, Cordelia Griffith, Flo Miller, Jessica Olorenshaw, Jodie Grewcock, Katherine Speed, Saskia Horley, Dane van Niekerk, Grace Scrivens, Jo Gardner, Mady Villiers, Abtaha Maqsood, Eva Gray, Kate Coppack
Players to watch out:
The 19-year-old batter is tipped a big future in cricket and snippets of the same were on display during her England’s U-19 World Cup campaign. Liberty in the season, is off to a decent start with scores of 22 and 26.
The 29-year-old spinner is vastly experienced having placed across 3 English teams, but it is yet to make her international debut for the senior side. Nevertheless, Fi has chipped in with the bat contributing 13 and 18 runs in a couple of innings, while has produced bowling figures of 0/20 (3) and 2/19 (3).
The 24-year-old bowling all-rounder in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), in 15 bowling innings has struck 14 scalps with a best of 3/10. Mady got a start of 16 runs in the previous outing, while the ball has recorded figures of 3/28 and 1/25 in her recent couple of outings.
The 23-year-old Scottish superstar, in T20Is, in 32 innings has struck 35 wickets and has got the best of 3/8. Abtaha has consistently delivered economical bowling figures of 1/21 and 1/20, the wicket she’s often struck have crucial ones in the context of the game.
The pitch at Old Trafford presents a well-rounded surface, offering a fair contest between bat and ball. Spinners will come into play and can make a significant impact as the game progresses. Additionally, chasing hasn’t been an easy task at this venue, adding to the challenge for teams.
The conditions at Old Trafford, Manchester, are expected to be pleasant for cricket, with no anticipated rain interruptions and clear sunny skies. The temperature will be around 19°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 52%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Amara Carr, Emma Lamb, Liberty Heap, Cordelia Griffith, Mady Villiers, Sophie Ecclestone, Grace Scrivens, Fi Morris, Jo Gardner, Abtaha Maqsood, Kelly Castle
Date – May 27, 2023
Time – 7:00 PM IST
Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester
Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on Lancs TV (Lancashire Cricket) YouTube channel and FanCode.