Venue- Headingley, Leeds
The last year’s title holder Surrey Stars will play against the Yorkshire Diamonds. Yorkshire diamonds haven’t really done well in the tournament and will look forward to make an impact early on in the tournament.
Yorkshire Diamonds Complete Squad
Lauren Winfield(c), Georgia Davis, Helen Fenby, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Hollie Armitage, Alice Davidson Richards, Cordelia Griffith, Katie Levick, Jemimah Rodrigues, Katherine Brunt, Katie George, Leigh Kasperek, Bess Heath, Alyssa Healy.
Surrey Stars Complete Squad
Natalie Sciver(c), Bryony Smith, Laura Marsh, Dane Van Niekerk, Amy Gordon, Marizanne Kapp, Mady Villiers, Lizelle Lee, Sarah Taylor, Aylish Cranstone, Gwenan Davies, Grace Gibbs, Eva Gray, Hannah Jones, Rihanna Southby.
Surrey Stars :
The team is lead by Natalie Sciver, one of the best all-rounders of England team. The Stars will be able to count upon South African trio Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp again this season and it was Lee who smashed a stunning 104 in the final last year against Loughborough to help her side win the trophy and they will be key players once again for them.
Probable 11 : Natalie Sciver (C) , Lee , Kapp, Dane Van Niekerk , Laura marsh , B Smith , Sarah Taylor , Mady Villiers , Eva gray , Amy Gordon , Hannah Jones.
Yorkshire diamonds did not have a great ksl so far in last three seasons. With the couple of interesting signings that is of Alyssa Healy , Jemimah Rodrigues and Leigh Kasperek , the team looks more balanced this time. Katherine brunt and Alice Davidson Richards the two all-rounders have a major role to play in this season . The team is lead by Lauren Winfield.
Probable 11: Lauren Winfield ( C) , Alyssa Healy, Katherine Brunt , Jemimah Rodrigues , Alice Davidson Richards , Leigh Kasperek , Katie George , Helen fenby , Beth Langston , Linsey Smith , Katie levick.
This being the last edition of the tournament in the T20 format every team will be itching to get their hands on the trophy. A good one month of Women’s cricket awaits us. This could be chance for English Women’s cricket team board to look around for alternatives and the domestic talent and find answers to the questions that were being asked during the Ashes. While players from other countries would love to use this opportunity as a practice for the Women’s World cup which is to be played in New Zealand as the pitches are of the same kind in both the countries. We hope that the tournament provides us with entertainment and some great cricket.
All eyes will be on Alyssa Healy and Jemimah Rodrigues . Will they change the fortune of Yorkshire diamonds ?? or Surrey stars continue their winning streak ?