Match Preview: Southern Vipers v Western Storm - Kia Super League

Southern Vipers take on Western Storm in the 2017 Kia Super League opener at the Ageas Bowl

Southern Vipers will begin their Kia Super League title defence in a repeat of last year’s final, when they host Western Storm at the Ageas Bowl.

Southern Vipers Squad:

Southern Vipers have named a 15-player squad for the season opener in front of a home crowd. Charlotte Edwards and Suzie Bates return for the 2017 campaign, whilst international stars Hayley Matthews, Danni Wyatt and Mignon du Preez are all set to make their debuts for the Vipers.

The Opposition:

Western Storm are looking to go one better this season after their seven-wicket defeat to the Vipers at Chelmsford last August. Heather Knight’s side have retained England team-mate Fran Wilson as well as keeping hold of overseas players Stefanie Taylor and Rachel Priest. New Zealand international Holly Huddleston is set to make her debut for Western Storm, but World Cup hero Anya Shurbsole is unavailable.

Did You Know?

Full Southern Vipers Squad:

Charlotte Edwards (23) Captain

Georgia Adams (55)

Suzie Bates (11)

Ellen Burt (45)

Tash Farrant (53)

Izzy Collis (10)

Hayley Matthews (50)

Charlie Dean (3)

Danni Wyatt (28)

Katie George (99)

Mignon du Preez (22)

Tara Norris (24)

Carla Rudd (59)

Linsey Smith (16)

Arran Brindle (77)

 

 

Coverage:

Live text commentary will be available via the Southern Vipers’ Twitter and Facebook pages. A feed to these will also be available on this page. The game will also be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket.

Weather Forecast:

Please follow the link here for the latest weather forecast for the Ageas Bowl

Tickets:

Tickets for Southern Vipers’ clash with Western Storm at the Ageas Bowl can be purchased online via the link below. They are priced from £21 for Adults and £5 for U17s - with Hampshire's NatWest T20 Blast match against Glamorgan also included! 

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