Taunton, August 09 at 09:00 PM IST
Western Storm would be looking for their fifth win on the bounce when they meet Lancashire Thunder in Kia Super League tie at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Thursday.
Sitting second on the points table, Western Storm are tied on points with table toppers Loughborough Lightning and only separated by the net run rate. Going into the clash, improving that facet would be another thing Storm would look to do. In their previous game, they humbled Yorkshire Diamonds by seven wickets.
On the other hand, Lancashire Thunder have a 50% win result in the competition so far and would look to improve on that. However, they have struggled in their last couple of games and have been on the receiving end on both the occasions.
Form Guide (last five matches, recent last):
Western Storm – L W W W W
Lancashire Thunder – W W W L L
WS vs LT Team News
Lancashire Thunder can make a change or two to their playing 11.
WS vs LT Playing 11 :
Here’s how the two sides may lineup
Western Storm Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Rachel Priest
Batswomen: Smriti Mandhana, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Naomi Dattani (Doubt: Sophie Luff)
All-rounders: Stafanie Taylor
Bowlers: Anya Shrubsole, Freya Davies, Claire Nicholas, Danielle Gibson
Lancashire Thunder Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Eleanor Threlkeld
Batswomen: Amy Satterthwaite, Evelyn Jones, Nicole Bolton (Doubt: Georgie Boyce)
All-rounders: Danielle Hazell, Harmanpreet Kaur
Bowlers: Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Emma Lamb, Alex Hartley
WS vs LT Squads
Western Storm squad: Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Stafanie Taylor, Rachel Priest (wk), Fran Wilson, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson, Claire Nicholas, Smriti Mandhana, Naomi Dattani, Sophie Luff, Lauren Parfitt, Rebecca Silk, Amara Carr and Alice Macleod.
Lancashire Thunder squad: Danielle Hazell (c), Sophie Ecclestone, Evelyn Jones, Nicole Bolton, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amy Satterthwaite, Emma Lamb, Georgie Boyce, Eleanor Threlkeld (wk), Kate Cross, Alex Hartley, Alice Dyson, Natasha Miles, Natalie Brown and Rachel Dickinson.
WS vs LT Dream11 Key Players
WS vs LT Dream11 Team