Date & Time: Wednesday, August 21, 23:00 IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
Can the Diamonds cut through the Vipers’ batting?
SV slipped down a bit after their loss in the loss game and after LL winning theirs. They will be looking to gain some momentum towards the business end of the competition. YD have had a disappointing run so far, winning just a couple of games. They won their last game convincingly and will be looking to put up a similar performance again tonight. SV will still be looked at as the team with the best top 3 in the tournament. Their bowling will have to step up for them to win more games. YD have a good top order as well but the middle order hasn’t quite finished games for them. They do not have a single bowler in the top 10 wicket-takers either.
Both teams are likely to go in with the same XI. One possible change could be bringing back N Farrant for A Wellington.
The last match that happened here at Southampton was a low scoring thriller. The wicket doesn’t seem to have gotten flatter with some rain in the UK. You can expect yet another such game tonight.
The top run-scorer in the tournament so far has been in a terrific nick and is a must-have.
She has picked up wickets at regular intervals and also scored runs at a good rate, both consistently.
Batting at number 4, she was finding her feet in the first few games but once she did, she has been quite exceptional. She has scored 128 in her last 3 innings.
She has got starts but has converted them only a couple of times into significant scores. Today could be one of those days. We all know how destructive she can be.