The upcoming match between The Thunder and Northern Diamonds will be the 25th match of the ongoing 03 edition of the Charlotte Edwards Cup. The game is scheduled for the 7th of June, 2023, at Stanley Park, Blackpool which commences at 04:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Thunder have not had the best of times in the tournament so far with 3 losses in six games, and will be looking forward to stepping on the accelerator. Whereas the Diamonds are coming off a 3-match winning streak, they’ll be oozing to carry on the momentum forward in the tournament.
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
Northern Diamond – Hollie Armitage (C), Bess Heath (WK), Lauren Winfield-Hill (WK), Chloe Tryon, Leah Dobson, Phoebe Turner, Rebecca Duckworth, Sterre Kalis, Abigail Glen, Beth Langston, Grace Hall, Katherine Fraser, Yvonne Graves, Emma Marlow, Jessica Woolston, Katie Levick, Lizzie Scott, Rachel Slater
Players to watch out for:
The tall left-arm spinner from Chester has made quite a name across the world because of her consistent ability to hit the right areas. With over 200 wickets on the international stage, a stunning performance is underway.
The English-born UAE pacer has had a modest run so far in the competition. But the 17-year-old Gaur has the spirit to take the game to the opposition and assert dominance.
The protea has gotten exceptional numbers across formats and is a regular to franchise cricket as well. Tryon will look to get going on the top of the order and get much-needed runs under her belt.
Youngster Glen’s all-round capabilities could set apart the Diamonds in different aspects of the game. The 22-year-old has bowled a few economic spells which she’d like to better with a wicket-taking knack.
A balanced wicket is expected where both bowlers and batters are likely to find some degree of assistance with teams chasing having a skewed advantage.
Good chilly weather is expected ahead of match number 25. Ideal playing conditions with negligible chances of precipitation. The weather is expected to be around 16 to 17 degrees centigrade.
Fantasy Playing XI:
Lauren Winfield, Emma Lamb, Grace Hall, Leah Dobson, Liberty Heap, Fi Morris, Hollie Armitage, Naomi Dattani, Katie Levick, Lizzie Scott, Tara Norris.
Date – June 7, 2023
Time – 4:00 PM IST
Venue – Stanley Park, Blackpool
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games in the series on the FanCode app and website.