Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020 - Western Storm vs Southern Vipers
The 2nd round match of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020 will be played between Western Storm and Southern Vipers at Bristol County Ground.
Western Storm got the rub of the green as their bowlers made good use of the cloudy weather to have South East Stars down at 55 for five at the 20-over mark. Georgia Hennessy (4 for 31) and Fi Morris (3 for 36) played the leading roles for the Storm.
A couple of wickets could have led to a few more, but Heather Knight (91*) wasn't having any of that. She eased her way through the chase, not showing any signs of rustiness due to the Covid-19 break.
Her spectacular innings saw Western Storm reach the total in 39.5 overs and win by six wickets.
Despite some good bowling from Southern Vipers' Paige Scholfield (3-33) and Charlotte Dean (2-47), the team could not keep the Sunrisers under 200. It was not as if Mady Villiers and Naomi Dattani plundered boundaries, but they pinched singles and doubles, much to the vexation of the Vipers' bowlers.
All fears were allayed when Danielle Wyatt took charge in the Vipers’ chase, scoring a fine 73-ball 66. Skipper Georgia Adams (37) and Maia Bouchier (33) also came to the party as the team took only 36.2 overs to register a seven-wicket win.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Western Storm - Sophie Luff (C), Natasha Wraith (W), Fritha Morris, Georgia Hennessy, Alex Griffiths, Claire Nicholas, Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole, Katie George, Emma Corney, Niamh Holland
Southern Vipers - Georgia Adams (C), Carla Rudd (W), Danielle Wyatt, Maia Bouchier, Paige Scholfield, Charlotte Dean, Emily Windsor, Ella McCaughan, Tara Norris, Alice Monaghan, Lauren Bell
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Western Storm
Who will win? – Western Storm
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Heather Knight (Western Storm), Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Georgia Hennessy (Western Storm), Paige Scholfield (Southern Vipers)
Most Sixes – Heather Knight (Western Storm), Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers)
Player of the Match – Heather Knight
Team Scores Batting first – Western Storm 230+, Southern Vipers 200+
Match Handicap Western Storm
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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