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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Kia Women's Super League 2019 - Lancashire Thunder v Loughborough Lightning

Mignon du Preez of South Africa in action
Mignon du Preez of South Africa in action

The 20th match of the Kia Women's Super League 2019 will be played between Lancashire Thunder and Loughborough Lightning at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

Lancashire Thunder had a dreadful start to their Kia Super League 2019 campaign as the team is yet to win a single match. After five games, Thunder are placed right at the bottom of the points table with five losses and one tied game. They have two points and a net run rate of -0.823.

Thunder will be up against Loughborough Lightning who are at the third place with three wins and three losses from six games. Lightning are at 14 points and a net run rate of +0.281.

Harmanpreet Kaur is the highest run-scorer for Lancashire Thunder with 210 runs from six games at an average of 42. She has already struck two half-centuries. Tahlia Magrath is second with 118 runs from six matches.

Emma Lamb is their most successful bowler with eight wickets, while Sophie Ecclestone and Kate Cross have picked up seven each.

Mignon du Preez is with 180 runs from five innings and is the top-scorer for Lightning at an average of 60. She just smashed an unbeaten 70 to take the Lightning to victory in the last game. Amy Ellen Jones is at the second place will 159 runs.

With the ball, Sarah Glenn remains the top wicket-taker for the Lightning with six wickets from six games. She is followed by Hayley Matthews and Kathryn Bryce.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Lancashire Thunder- Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Harmanpreet Kaur, Georgie Boyce, Emma Lamb, Eleanor Threlkeld, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Alice Dyson, Alex Hartley

Loughborough Lightning- Hayley Matthews, Amy Ellen Jones, Chamari Athapaththu, Georgia Elwiss, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Jenny Gunn, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Kirstie Gordon

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Lancashire Thunder

Who will win? – Loughborough Lightning

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mignon du Preez (Loughborough Lightning), Harmanpreet Kaur (Lancashire Thunder)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sarah Glenn (Loughborough Lightning), Sophie Ecclestone (Lancashire Thunder)

Most Sixes – Amy Ellen Jones (Loughborough Lightning), Harmanpreet Kaur (Lancashire Thunder)

Man of the Match –  Mignon du Preez

Team Scores Batting first – Loughborough Lightning 145+, Lancashire Thunder 130+

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.