Match 19: The Blaze vs Western Storm | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The Blaze and Western Storm are set to lock horns for match no. 19 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The game gets underway at 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on the 10th of May, 2023 at Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester.

 

Match 19: The Blaze vs Western Storm | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 19: The Blaze vs Western Storm | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

In the ongoing edition, The Blaze leads the points table with 17 points, coming off 3 wins out of 4 games, while the Western Storm, with only one win in 4 games, is seeded 6th with as many points against their name.

Squads:

The Blaze – Kathryn Bryce, Grace Ballinger, Tammy Beaumont, Georgie Boyce, Sarah Bryce, Ella Claridge, Nadine de Klerk, Sarah Glenn, Kirstie Gordon, Teresa Graves, Josie Groves, Beth Harmer, Lucy Higham, Marie Kelly, Michaela Kirk, Cassidy McCarthy, Sophie Munro, Nat Sciver-Brunt

Western Storm – Sophie Luff, Emma Corney, Lauren Filer, Danielle Gibson, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Niamh Holland, Heather Knight, Claire Nicholas, Lauren Parfitt, Mollie Robbins, Chloe Skelton, Sophia Smale, Fran Wilson, Nat Wraith

Players to watch out:

Nadine de Klerk

The 23-year-old has struck 29 wickets in as many Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), while has scored 362 runs in 49 innings. In the series, Nadine has registered scores of 11, 25*, and 3, while with the ball has produced bowling figures of 2/29, 0/26, and 7/33.

Sarah Glenn

The 23-year-old all-rounder in 44 T20Is has struck 55 wickets and in 12 innings with the bat, has been handy, contributing 88 runs. Sarah has recorded numbers of 38, 30, and 7* with the bat, while has produced figures of 1/28 and 4/22.

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Fran Wilson

The 31-year-old in 26 T20Is has scored 356 runs, including the highest of 43*, and has got an average of 22.25. Fran departed for a duck in the previous inning, while got her season underway with a 43 and bettered to a 74*.

Sophia Smale

The 18-year-old all-rounder from the England U-19 set-up has also featured for Oval Invincibles in the Women’s Hundred and Western Storm domestically. Sophia hasn’t got going with the bat, while has registered figures of 1/36, 1/38, and 0/39 in 3 outings.

Pitch:

The 22 yards at the Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester have been good enough for the batters, offering runs with an average score of 245. The pitch has also been favorable for pacers, with the assistance of grass, and it should bring us a fair contest.

Weather:

Expect interruptions in the game, particularly after a couple of hours of play, as there are showers predicted on the radar. The temperature is forecasted to hover around 15°C with light winds and humidity of 76%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Sarah Bryce, Tammy Beaumont, Fran Wilson, Kathryn Bryce, Nadine de Klerk, Danielle Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Lauren Filer, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Munro, Grace Ballinger

Match details:

Date – May 10, 2023

Time – 3:00 PM IST

Venue – Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester

Broadcast – All games of the competition will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.

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