The quest for the title intensifies as The Western Storm takes on The Blaze in match number 27 of the 3rd edition of the Charlotte Edwards Cup in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Blaze continue to ride on their strengths as they are set apart from the herd on the points table at 27 points. While the Storm find themselves with the other teams on the lower half of the table trying to make an impact.
Western Storm – Sophie Luff (C), Katie Jones (WK), Natasha Wraith (WK), Alex Griffiths, Emma Corney, Fran Wilson, Rebecca Odgers, Danielle Gibson, Heather Knight, Izzy Patel, Niamh Holland, Orla Prendergast, Chloe Skelton, Claire Nicholas, Isla Thomson, Lauren Filer, Mollie Robbins, Nicole Harvey, Sophia Smale
The Blaze – Kirstie Gordon (C), Ella Claridge (WK), Sarah Bryce (WK), Bethany Harmer, Georgie Boyce, Marie Kelly, Michaela Kirk, Tammy Beaumont, Kathryn Bryce, Lucy Higham, Nadine de Klerk, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Teresa Graves, Cassidy McCarthy, Grace Ballinger, Josie Groves, Sarah Glenn, Sophie Munro
Players to watch out:
The 21-year-old Irish superstar is stepping up to the challenges with notable performances in the recent past. The numbers on the international stage look promising. She’s coming off a 46* against the Sparks and will look to continue from where she left off.
One of the mainstays of the Storms unit, Filer has picked up at least one wicket in each of this season’s matches with a commendable economy rate.
It’s been a hot and cold season so far for Kelly, where she’s gotten a few starts and failed to make it big. But the right-handed batter possesses class like none other and will rely on her sound technique.
In the three matches she has played, Munro has figures of (2/18), (1/15), and (2/26). With an upright seam position and presentation, she possesses a great threat to batters.
The track at Sophia Gardens offers substantial support to the bowlers, creating ample movement off the surface and making it challenging for batters to score runs. The batsmen will need to invest considerable time in the middle before they can confidently attempt high-risk shots.
Overcast conditions will prevail in Cardiff with the weather around 18 degrees Celsius. Although chances of precipitation remain minimal.
Fantasy Playing XI:
Sarah Bryce, Tammy Beaumont, Fran Wilson, Georgie Boyce, Nadine de Klerk, Danielle Gibson, Natalie Sciver, Orla Prendergast, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Munro.
Date – June 7, 2023
Time – 7:00 PM IST
Venue – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Broadcast – Access live scores for all the games in the series on the FanCode app and websites.