Surrey Stars will try to reach the semis this year. ©Getty Images

Surrey Stars were semi-finalists in last years’ KSL and they look a good prospect to make it at least that far this year. Led by England allrounder Nat Sciver, she will have the backing of the trio of South African internationals Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp and Lizelle Lee. Add in some exciting England internationals 

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Lightning will miss Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry. ©Getty Images

Loughborough Lightning had a tough start to last year’s Kia Super League. They still went into the last game knowing they could qualify for the semi-final like they did in the first year. It wasn’t to be for the side that represents the Midlands. This year they are without Ellyse Perry who decided to miss 

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Heather Knight will lead the KSL defending champions. ©Sky Sports

Western Storm are the current Kia Super League champions and along with Southern Vipers are the most successful teams in the competition history. They look well placed to keep that form up this year.   The Captain Heather Knight is a captain that gets the best out of her players, she proved this most successfully 

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Thunder will only aim to climb high. ©England Cricket

Over the past two seasons of the KSL, Lancashire Thunder have struggled to find any form, finishing bottom on both occasions. It is a mystery as to how this has happened as the core group of players look competitive on paper. In 2017, the majority of the players were responsible for Lancashire winning the county 

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Diamonds finished fifth in both the seasons. ©Getty Images

Yorkshire Diamonds have found things difficult during the first two Kia Super Leagues. They have finished fifth on both occasions. The return of Beth Mooney will be a welcome boost at the top of the order. Yorkshire Diamonds have looked to recruit well. They have done this with a good balance of youth and experience. 

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Bates will lead the Vipers this season. ©England Cricket

Southern Vipers have been the team to beat over the first two seasons of the Kia Super League. They won the inaugural season and finished runners-up last year. They have not only had the resources and players to back this up, but they have had strong and experienced leaders. Suzie Bates and Charlotte Edwards have 

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White Ferns would like to end the England tour on a high. ©Getty Images

If you take the England results out of the equation the Northern Tour that New Zealand are on now has been an outstanding success. What they will be looking for in the final leg is to finish with a win and the even more important ICC Women’s Championship points.   Key Players: Suzie Bates is, 

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Tammy Beaumont of England celebrates her century with Player of the Match Sarah Taylor. ©Getty Images

England go into this series with a good recent record against New Zealand. The tri-series showed the dominance England have over a good side in New Zealand. You have to go back to 2015 to find the last time that England were beaten in an ODI by New Zealand. England of late have a habit 

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Ireland will be confident with the last over win against Bangladesh. ©Cricket Ireland

After losing the series against Bangladesh, Ireland is all set to play in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018. Their journey will commence on 7th July; playing against Thailand, followed by Scotland and Uganda. Considering all teams in the Qualifiers, Ireland has a good chance to qualify after Bangladesh. Here is the preview of Team 

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Team UAE is all set to play in the Qualifiers. ©Emirates Cricket Board

“Who are we? UAE!” UAE go into this tournament as one of the underdogs having placed second in the Asia Region Qualifiers. The team is an eclectic mix of youth and experience and will be looking to prove themselves on the big stage. They have much to gain from performing at this tournament, particularly with 

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