Match 24: SouthEast Stars vs Northern Diamonds | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

It’ll be a face-off between SouthEast Stars and Northern Diamonds for match no. 24 of the 2023 edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The game is scheduled to be played on the 2nd of July, 2023, at 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), at the County Ground Beckenham, Beckenham.

Match 24: SouthEast Stars vs Northern Diamonds | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 24: SouthEast Stars vs Northern Diamonds | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

In the first leg of the tournament, both the SouthEast Stars and the Northern Diamonds showcased strong performances, securing three wins each out of their five games. Despite a couple of defeats, they are seeded 2nd and 3rd on the 8-team points table. Both teams will aim to maintain their momentum and end the tournament on a similar high.

Squads:

SouthEast Stars – Kira Chathli, Claudie Cooper, Aylish Cranstone, Tash Farrant, Phoebe Franklin, Dani Gregory, Bethan Miles, Kalea Moore, Emma Jones, Alexa Stonehouse, Jemima Spence, Kirstie White

Northern Diamonds – Leah Dobson, Rebecca Duckworth, Abi Glen, Yvonne Graves, Grace Hall, Sterre Kalis, Beth Langston, Chloe Tryon, Katie Levick, Emma Marlow, Lizzie Scott, Rachel Slater, Phoebe Turner, Jessica Woolston

Players to watch out:

Kira Chathli

The 23-year-old keeper-batter had a decent run in the 1st leg of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy scoring 114 runs, striking at a rate of 62.63 in 5 outings. Kira registered the highest of 48 and will eye to strengthen her position in the XI contributing more with the bat.

Dani Gregory

The 24-year-old leg-spinner had a memorable 1st leg and will look to continue from where she left off. Dani was the sides’ leading wicket with 7 to her name at an economy rate of 3.96 of 4 outings.

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Chloe Tryon

The 29-year-old all-rounder, in 97 One-Day Internationals has scored 1652 runs and struck 43 scalps. Chloe got her tournament underway with a fiery 63, but only added 38 runs in her next 4 outings. However, remained an asset to the team bagging 5 scalps in as many outings at an economy rate of 3.96.

Jessica Woolston

The 20-year-old pacer from Durham left a lasting impression during the 1st leg of the domestic 50-over tournament registering 9 wickets to her name in 5 outings. Jessica’s best of 5/37 had come during her last outing for the Diamonds.

Pitch:

The 22-yard strip, once known for favoring batters, has now become a bowler-friendly pitch, particularly for spinners. However, skilled batters can still score runs with strategic scoring, and the average score of 156 highlights the challenge for batters.

Weather:

With moderate winds, humidity at 52%, and the temperature forecasted to hover around 20°C, the conditions are pleasant to be at the cricket. The overhead is expected to be partly cloudy, however, the chances of rain are minimal.

Fantasy playing XI:

Kira Chathli, Chloe Tryon, Sterre Kalis, Aylish Cranstone, Phoebe Franklin, Abi Glen, Tash Farrant, Katie Levick, Dani Gregory, Lizzie Scott, Jessica Woolston

Match details:

Date – July 2, 2023

Time – 3:00 PM IST

Venue – County Ground Beckenham, Beckenham

Broadcast – A YouTube live-stream link will be made available for the game.

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