Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Kia Women's Super League 2019 2v3 semi-final - Loughborough Lightning v Southern Vipers
The 2v3 semi-final of the Kia Women's Super League 2019 will be played between Loughborough Lightning and Southern Vipers at the County Ground in Hove.
Loughborough Lightning ended the group stage at the second spot with seven wins and three losses from 10 matches. They were were at 32 points and had substantial lead of 10 points vis a vis Southern Vipers.
The Vipers were just below them at the third place with four wins and four losses from 10 matches. One of their games had been abandoned due to rain while another had been tied as they ended with 22 points.
This will be a repeat of the last league match when Loughborough Lightning comfortably defeated Southern Vipers by 36 runs and hence will have a lot of confidence of repeating their feat.
Loughborough Lightning's opening pair of Amy Ellen Jones and Chamari Athapaththu clicked in that game with the duo adding 125 runs between them. Skipper Georgia Elwiss also made a contribution with the bat for Southern Vipers. Amanda Wellington was their stand out bowler.
In reply, after Southern Vipers' opener Daniel Wyatt was dismissed for naught, Suzie Bates scored 20. However, there were no substantial contributions from the middle order and despite a 31-ball 36 from Fi Morris, the Vipers fell short by 20 runs.
Chamari Athapaththu and Kirstie Gordon picked up three and two wickets respectively and were the leading bowlers for Loughborough Lightning.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Loughborough Lightning- Amy Ellen Jones, Chamari Athapaththu, Georgia Adams, Georgia Elwiss, Mignon du Preez, Abigail Freeborn, Jenny Gunn, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Joanne Gardner, Kirstie Gordon
Southern Vipers- Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Suzie Bates, Maia Bouchier, Thea Brookes, Amanda Wellington, Paige Scholfield, Fi Morris, Carla Rudd, Natasha Farrant, Isabelle Wong
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Southern Vipers
Who will win? – Loughborough Lightning
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mignon du Preez (Loughborough Lightning), Tammy Beaumont (Southern Vipers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kirstie Gordon (Loughborough Lightning), Natasha Farrant (Southern Vipers)
Most Sixes – Amy Ellen Jones (Loughborough Lightning), Danielle Wyatt (Southern Vipers)
Man of the Match – Mignon du Preez
Team Scores Batting first – Loughborough Lightning 160+, Southern Vipers 145+
Match Handicap Loughborough Lightning
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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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