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KSL Finals Day: Need To Know

Published: 26th August, 2018

Surrey Stars are heading to Hove on Monday to take part in their second consecutive Kia Super League Finals Day, starting with a semi-final against Western Storm.

Finishing third in the group after five wins, four defeats and one no result from their 10 matches, Stars face second placed Storm for the right to play group winners Loughborough Lightning in the final.

Stars have enjoyed a good record so far against their fellow Finals Day sides, beating Storm both home and away as well victory over Lightning at Guildford.

Tickets are just £5 for adults and £1 for U16s at Hove on Monday while both the semi-final – due to start at 12pm – and final will be live on Sky Sports Cricket for those that can’t make it.

Here are five facts you need to know ahead of our second trip to Hove in this year’s Kia Super League:

  • The semi-final with Western Storm is a repeat of last year’s in which Storm emerged as winners before defeating Southern Vipers in the final
  • Western Storm are the only side of the six to have reached Finals Day in all three campaigns
  • Of the five previous meetings between Stars and Storm, Surrey have won three – including both matches in this year’s group stage
  • Western Storm’s Smriti Mandhana is the competition’s top scorer with 421 runs while Nat Sciver is Stars’ best with 250 runs
  • Surrey Stars have three bowlers (Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Nat Sciver) who have all taken more wickets (8) than Storm’s best Claire Nicholas (7)
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