2019 Women’s Kia Super League – Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning taking place? Tuesday 13th August 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning taking place? The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

What is the expected weather for Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning? 18c with sunshine forecast all day

What channel is Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning on? Sky Sports have the rights to televise some Kia Super League matches, so it is worth checking their broadcast schedule

Where can I stream Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning? https://www.ecb.co.uk/tickets/ksl

What was the outcome in the last meeting between Western Storm and Loughborough Lightning? Western Storm beat Loughborough Lightning by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

WESTERN STORM

  • Western Storm have made an impeccable start to the 2019 Kia Super League having won all three matches played so far and the first of those victories came against their opponents here as they beat Loughborough Lightning by seven wickets on the opening day.
  • Heather Knight and Fran Wilson have been the two standout batters for the team and have been the top two runscorers in all three matches so far so they will look for that to continue in this rematch with the Lightning.
  • The Storm have chased in all three matches so far and the key to their success has been in their tight and economical bowling with Claire Nicholas leading the way with two wickets in each game thus far and they have a clear recipe for success right now.

LOUGHBOROUGH LIGHTNING

  • Loughborough Lightning finally got their 2019 Kia Super League campaign started with their first win last time out against Yorkshire Diamonds in a dominant display as they won by nine wickets and they will look to kick on here.
  • West Indian star all-rounder Hayley Matthews led the way as she opened the bowling and took the early wicket of Aussie star Alyssa Healy and then she smashed an unbeaten half century to guide them to their first win.
  • Following that impressive victory, they travel to Bristol to face the league leading Storm and the likelihood is that they will name an unchanged team as they look to upset them but they will need key players like Matthews, Du Preez, Elwiss and Gunn to produce the goods.

THE PREDICTION

Western Storm put their 100% record on the line against Loughborough Lightning in front of the television cameras at Bristol, having already beaten them once this season. The Storm are playing some superb cricket right now with bat and ball, and it will take some performance to snap this run of form. Lightning have the individuals like Hayley Matthews to compete with Storm, but the hosts have the complete team and they have to be favoured to pick up a fourth consecutive victory here.

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