Semi-Final 2: SouthEast Stars vs Southern Vipers | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

SouthEast Stars and the Southern Vipers are slated to lock horns in the 2nd semi-final of the ongoing Charlotte Edwards (CE) Cup on the 22nd of June 2024. The game will be played at the County Ground, Derby, and the live action commences at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Semi-Final 2 SouthEast Stars vs Southern Vipers
Semi-Final 2 SouthEast Stars vs Southern Vipers

The Stars have advanced to the knockouts with 7 wins from 10 games, while the defending champions, the Vipers, won 6 out of 10 games. In their head-to-head contests this season, the Stars secured a 6-wicket win chasing 142 runs, but the Vipers responded with a commanding 113-run victory by defending 179/5.

Squads:

SouthEast Stars – Aylish Cranstone, Emma Jones, Jemima Spence, Kirstie White, Madeleine Blinkhorn-Jones, Phoebe Franklin, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Alice Davidson-Richards, Bryony Smith, Paige Scholfield, Priyanaz Chatterji, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Chloe Hill, Georgia Redmayne, Kira Chathli, Alexa Stonehouse, Bethan Miles, Charlotte Lambert, Claudie Cooper, Danielle Gregory, Kalea Moore, Tash Farrant, Tilly Coleman

Southern Vipers – Georgia Adams, Abi Norgrove, Danni Wyatt, Ella McCaughan, Emily Windsor, Finty Trussler, Maia Bouchier, Poppy Tulloch, Sophie Mitchelmore, Alice Monaghan, Ava Lee, Charli Knott, Charlie Dean, Georgia Elwiss, Mary Taylor, Rhianna Southby, Charlotte Taylor, Freya Davies, Freya Kemp, Lauren Bell, Linsey Smith, Megan Sturge, Nancy Harman

Players to watch out:

Paige Scholfield

The 28-year-old top-order batter, striking at 139.74 and averaging 43.60, has amassed 218 runs from 7 CE Cup outings this summer, with the highest score of 73*. Paige has shown improved form this season, highlighted by her timely back-to-back fifties earlier this month. Her current form makes the Stars hopeful that she will deliver another strong performance. Known for her ability to anchor innings and accelerate when needed, her runs in the must-win will be crucial.

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Tash Farrant

The 28-year-old left-arm pacer has bagged 9 wickets from 6 CE Cup games this season, maintaining an economy rate of 6.82 and registering a best of 2/17. Tash’s bowling returns from her previous few outings read 2/17, 1/8, 2/22, 1/28, and 2/34. She is a seasoned pacer with international cricket experience and can be relied upon to maintain her form with the ball and also can contribute handy runs down the order.

Georgia Elwiss

The 33-year-old top-order batter in the CE Cup this edition has accumulated 236 runs from 9 outings, including the highest score of 73*, at an average of 33.71 and a strike rate of just over 100. Georgia had a consistent and successful first half of the season but has not converted her starts in her recent outings, departing with scores of 22, 10, 9, 27*, and 12. As a seasoned batter, it is expected that she builds on her starts and notches up another big score.

Charlie Knott

The 21-year-old all-rounder has featured in 10 outings in the 2024 CE Cup, posting 196 runs at a strike rate of 112.00 and scalping 16 wickets with an economy rate of 6.35. Charlie has consistently made good starts and in her recent outings registered consecutive scores of 45 and 37, while with the ball, she has produced figures of 3/15, 1/26, 1/22, 0/8, and 2/15. She can be relied upon for another all-round effort.

Pitch:

The center wicket at the Derby County Ground heavily favors the pacers, creating ideal conditions for bowling, as evident from a modest average score. However, batters, once settled in and finding their rhythm, can accumulate runs effectively.

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Weather:

With partly cloudy skies and a very low chance of rain, it will be a good day to be at the County Ground, Derby. The temperature is expected to hover around 21°C, with light winds and humidity at 66%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Rhianna Southby, Sophia Dunkley, Paige Scholfield, Bryony Smith, Georgia Adams, Charlie Dean, Charli Knott, Danielle Gregory, Linsey Smith, Freya Davies, Tilly Coleman

Match details:

Date – June 22, 2024

Time – 7:00 PM IST

Venue – County Ground, Derby

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the regional team’s website and YouTube channel.

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