Loughborough Lightning (last edition runner up) will play against the western storms(the most successful team alongside southern vipers). Both the teams look equal on the paper and would be likely to make a great match for the viewers.
Loughborough Lightning , the table toppers of the last year and one of the most successful teams in the tournament will take on Western storm which is lead by England captain Heather knight.
The presence of Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma makes Western Storm the favourite team for the people of India.
Where : Loughborough.
When : 8:30 pm IST.
The team is lead by none other than England team Captain Heather knight. This itself is a huge advantage for the team. Her experience and knowledge about conditions will add a lot to the squad. Along with Skipper experienced and dynamic players like Smriti Mandhana , Rachel priest and Deepti Sharma are the other key members of the team. Anya Shrubsole the fast bowling all-rounder will not be playing today as she opted for rest after a long tournament of Ashes.
Probable 11: Heather knight (c) , Smriti Mandhana, Rachel priest , Deepti Sharma , Fran Wilson, Freyas Davies , Claire Nicholas, Naomi Dattani , Danielle Gibson , Sophie luff , Alex Griffiths.
With experienced overseas players and good local talents makes the team look strong on the paper . English all-rounder Georgia Elwiss who plays for Melbourne stars in WBBL will lead the squad. Talented wicket keeper Amy Ellen Jones, Jenny Gunn, Hayley Matthews, Chamari Athapathu , Mignon du Preez and spinner Kirstie Gordon are the other key players of the team.
Loughborough finished top of the table last year but they failed to win the trophy as they lost to Surrey stars in the final. They will be giving their best to win the title this year
Probable 11: Georgia Elwiss (C) , Hayley Matthews, Mignon du Preez , Amy Ellen Jones, Jenny Gunn , Kirstie Gordon , Sarah Glenn, Tara Norris, Georgia Adams, Lucy Higham , Bryce.
Though Loughborough Lightning looks strong on paper , Western storm is an experienced side. It will be an interesting battle. Do not miss it.