Who will win Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder, WCSL 2019?
In-form Loughborough Lightning face winless Lancashire Thunder at Trent Bridge in the 2019 Kia Super League. The match takes place on August 25 and is scheduled to start at 11:30 local time.
Loughborough beat Lancashire when they last met, on August 20, and victory against Surrey Stars last time out – their fourth in a row – guaranteed their play-off place. They will now want to carry their momentum through to the end of the group stages and into finals day.
Lancashire have only pride left to play for but, Sophie Ecclestone’s bowling aside, there has been little to suggest they can turn this poor run of form around. They have endured a difficult campaign and that is likely to continue in Nottingham.
Loughborough Lightning Predicted Playing 11
- Hayley Matthews, Amy Jones (wk), Chamari Atapattu, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Adams, Georgia Elwiss (c), Jenny Gunn, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Lucy Higham, Kirstie Gordon
Lancashire Thunder Predicted Playing 11
- Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus, Sophia Dunkley, Harmanpreet Kaur, Ria Fackrell, Emma Lamb, Eleanor Threlkeld, Sophie Ecclestone, Kate Cross, Natalie Brown, Alex Hartley
LBL vs LT, WSCL 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Sky Sports
Live streaming: Now TV
LBL vs LT Toss Prediction
Lancashire won the toss and elected to field first last time they met Loughborough Lightning. If Loughborough win the toss this time, Trent Bridge is a bat-first wicket.
LBL vs LT Weather Report
The temperature in Nottingham is set to ramp up for this fixture, with clear skies, plenty of sun and almost no chance of rain.
LBL vs LT Pitch Condition
Trent Bridge has been a superb batting wicket at the highest level and, in idyllic playing conditions, this match demands batting first and setting a big total.
Lancashire Thunder Team News & Playing 11
LT Team News
Ria Fackrell has come into the team for the last two matches and Natalie Brown replaced Alice Dyson last time out – and bowled well from her two overs too. The Thunder have still not struck upon a winning line-up, however.
LT Key Players
Harmanpreet Kaur: Comfortably Lancashire’s top scorer so far this season, with two half-centuries on her way to 255 runs in total. The Indian icon has too often fought a lonely cause with the bat.
Sophie Ecclestone: The England spinner has now taken nine wickets in her last four games, including 3-17 against Loughborough and, most recently, 2-18 against Yorkshire.
Tahlia McGrath: Has come into batting form more recently, scoring 44, 26 and 29 in her last three innings at the top of the order.
LT Team Form
Lancashire Thunder’s dreadful 2019 campaign continued last time out. After their rain-affected defeat to Loughborough Lightning, in which they were 74/6 after 13.4 overs – 35 runs behind on DLS – they suffered their second Roses defeat against Yorkshire Diamonds.
Eleanor Threlkeld hit 52 in a total of 164/5 and Sophie Ecclestone took 2-18 from four overs in reply, but Yorkshire reached 168/6 to win by four wickets in 18.5 overs.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder, Womens Super League 2019.