If you are a fan of cricket, England is the right place to be at the moment.
With Ashes and Men’s T20 league, cricket lovers all around the world , especially in England are having a great time watching quality cricket.
To add more fun and entertainment Kia Super League is ready to join the list.
Yes, the third edition of KSL is set to begin from 6th of this month . The good news for Indian fans is that four of Indian team players Smriti Mandhana
(Western Storm), Harmanpreet Kaur (Lancashire Thunder) , Deepti Sharma ( Western Storm) & Jemimah Rodrigues (Yorkshire Diamonds) will be in action this year.
The defending champions Surrey Stars will start as the favourites along with Southern Vipers.
Key players, Strength & weaknesses of each team are below:
1) Surrey Stars –
Key players : Natalie Sciver, Dane Van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp and Lizelle Lee.
Strength: Team with Excellent All-rounders who can contribute in each and every department of the game.
Weakness: Lack of experienced fast bowlers.
2) Western storm –
Key players : Heather Knight , Smriti Mandhana , Anya Shrubole & Deepti Sharma.
Strength : This team is lead by England team captain Heather Knight. Players like Smriti Mandhana and Anya Shrubole add a lot of experience to the team
Weakness: No specialist all rounders.
3) Yorkshire diamonds –
Key players : Alyssa Healy, Katherine Brunt, Katie George and Jemimah Rodrigues.
Strength : Young and energetic team with specialist players like Healy and Brunt can win you matches single handedly.
Weakness : Lack of temperament and experience.
4) Southern Vipers –
Key players : Suzie Bates, Stafanie Taylor , Daniel Wyatt & Tammy Beaumont.
Strength : Mixture of experience & young players which includes All rounders & big hitters . Undoubtedly one of the favourites to win the tournament
Weakness : lack of experienced Fast bowlers.
5) Lancashire thunder –
Key players : Harmanpreet Kaur, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley.
Strength : Good spin attack.
Weakness : Lack of match winners except Harmanpreet Kaur.
6) Loughborough Lightning –
Key players : Hayley Matthews , Jenny Gunn , Amy Ellen Jones & Chamari Athapaththu
Strength : Specialist T20 players plus couple of good all rounders .
Weakness : Lack of experienced fast bowlers.
ECB has decided to replace T20 Cricket with 100 balls competition. So, women’s cricket fans should enjoy this last edition of Kia T20 super league.