The Kia Super League is back with a bang with its fourth edition. After the recently concluded Women’s Ashes, top cricketers from all over the world will be present in England for the super exciting tournament. The league, which has begun from August 6, is almost a month-long affair with the final to be played on September 1.
Surrey Stars are the defending champions of the edition. There is a small change in the format in this year’s league. The team that ends up finishing first on the points table will make a direct entry into the final. On the other hand, the teams occupying the second and third spots will play against each other in the semi-final for a place in the final.
The league boasts of the participation of Indian Women’s Cricket stars like Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana, playing for Lancashire Thunder Squad and Western Storm Squad respectively.
Southern Vipers Squad: Tammy Beaumont (c), Dani Wyatt, Tash Farrant, Suzie Bates, Stafanie Taylor, Amanda Wellington, Charlie Dean, Maia Bouchier, Lauren Bell, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Thea Brookes, Marie Kelly, Issy Wong, Fi Morris.
Lancashire Thunder Squad: Kate Cross (c), Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Danielle Collins, Sophia Dunkley, Sune Luus, Tahlia McGrath, Alice Dyson, Sophie Eccelstone, Ria Fackrell, Alex Hartley, Eve Jones, Harmanpreet Kaur, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld.
Western Storm Squad: Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Smriti Mandhana, Alex Griffiths, Deepti Sharma, Rachael Priest, Ellie Mitchell, Amara Carr, Anya Shrubsole, Sonia Odedra, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson, Claire Nicholas, Sophie Luff, Naomi Dattani.
Surrey Stars Squad: Natalie Sciver (c), Laura Marsh, Dane van Niekerk, Amy Gordon, Marizanne Kapp, Bryony Smith, Mady Villiers, Lizelle Lee, Sarah Taylor, Aylish Cranstone, Gwenan Davies, Grace Gibbs, Eva Gray, Hannah Jones, Rhianna Southby.
Loughborough Lightning Squad: Georgia Elwiss (c), Amy Jones, Jenny Gunn, Kirstie Gordon, Abby Freeborn, Lucy Higham, Tara Norris, Alice Monaghan, Kathryn Bryce, Georgia Adams, Sarah Glenn, Jo Gardner, Mignon du Preez, Hayley Matthews, Chamari Atapattu.
Yorkshire Diamonds Squad: Lauren Winfield (c), Katherine Brunt, Alice Davidson-Richards, Katie George, Linsey Smith, Hollie Armitage, Georgia Davies, Helen Fenby, Cordelia Griffiths, Bess Heath, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Alyssa Healy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Leigh Kasperek.
Tuesday, August 6:
Lancashire Thunder vs Southern Vipers (Liverpool)
Loughborough Lightning vs Western Storm (Loughborough)
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Surrey Stars (Emerald Headingley)
Thursday, August 8:
Loughborough Lightning vs Southern Vipers (Loughborough)
Surrey Stars vs Lancashire Thunder (Guildford)
Saturday, August 10:
Western Storm vs Lancashire Thunder (The Cooper Associates County Ground)
Sunday, August 11:
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough Lightning (Emerald Headingley)
Southern Vipers vs Western Storm (Ageas Bowl)
Monday, August 12:
Surrey Stars vs Southern Vipers (Kia Oval)
Tuesday, August 13:
Lancashire Thunder vs Yorkshire Diamonds (Liverpool)
Western Storm vs Loughborough Lightning (The Brightside Ground, Bristol)
Thursday, August 15:
Surrey Stars vs Loughborough Lightning (Guildford)
Southern Vipers vs Lancashire Thunder (The 1st Central County Ground)
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Western Storm (York)
Sunday, August 18:
Lancashire Thunder vs Western Storm (TBC)
Southern Vipers vs Surrey Stars (Arundel)
Loughborough Lightning vs Yorkshire Diamonds (Loughborough)
Tuesday, August 20:
Surrey Stars vs Yorkshire Diamonds (Guildford)
Western Storm vs Southern Vipers (The Brightside Ground, Bristol)
Lancashire Thunder vs Loughborough Lightning (Emirates Old Trafford)
Wednesday, August 21:
Southern Vipers vs Yorkshire Diamonds (Ageas Bowl)
Western Storm vs Surrey Stars (The Cooper Associates County Ground)
Friday, August 23:
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Lancashire Thunder (Scarborough)
Loughborough Lightning vs Surrey Stars (Loughborough)
Sunday, August 25:
Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder (Trent Bridge)
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Southern Vipers (York)
Surrey Stars vs Western Storm (Guildford)
Wednesday, August 28:
Lancashire Thunder vs Surrey Stars (TBC)
Western Storm vs Yorkshire Diamonds (The Cooper Associates County Ground)
Southern Vipers vs Loughborough Lightning (Ageas Bowl)
Sunday, September 1:
TBC vs TBC, Semi-Final (County Ground, Hove)
Final – 1st vs Semi-final winner (The 1st Central County Ground)
Live streaming: Sky Sports