Date – August 18, 2019, Sunday.
Match 15 – Lancashire Thunder v/s Western Storm.
Time – 2:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST).
Venue – Chester.
Both teams are on the opposite end of the spectrum at this moment. While Western Storm has been undefeated in the tournament winning all 5 matches, they have played so far and sat comfortably at the top of the points table with 22 points. Lancashire Thunder, on the other hand, is at the bottom of the table losing 4 out of their 5 matches while drawing their last game against Southern Vipers.
Western Storm has performed well as a team and it has shown in their performances so far. Lancashire Thunder is too heavily dependent on the free-flowing Harmanpreet Kaur. They have lost early wickets in almost every game which meant Harmanpreet had to do the rebuilding work and control the innings. If history repeats itself Western Storm would be adding points to their tally.
Head to Head – In the previous 5 encounters, Western Storm has beaten Lancashire Thunder in all the games. In the 2019 edition of Kia Super League, Lancashire Thunder scored 141 while batting first, the Western Storm chased down the target with 3 balls to spare.
Played-5, WS-5, LT-0.
Lancashire Thunder Squad
Kate Cross, Emma Lamb, Georgia Boyce, Natalie Brown, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Alice Dyson, Danielle Collins, Sophie Ecclestone, Alex Hartley, Evelyn Jones, Ria Fackrell, Harmanpreet Kaur, Sune Luus, Tahlia McGrath, Eleanor Threlkeld
Western Storms –
Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana, Alex Griffiths, Heather Knight(c), Deepti Sharma, Ellie Mitchell, Racheal Priest, Amara Carr, Anya Shrubsole, Sonia Odedra, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson, Claire Nicholas, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani.
Fantasy Players –
Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Deepti Sharma, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas, Harmanpreet Kaur, Kate Cross, Emma Lamb, Sune Luus.