Germany Women: Nine wins on the spin and a few more in sight as German Golden Eagles gear up to meet France
European Cricket Network will again showcase the best women’s cricket in the world this summer with Germany hosting neighbours France in a five match T20 Series at the National Performance Centre in Krefeld.
Admittedly, followers of the Germany Women's cricket team were probably pretty scarce in the past, but this changed massively in the summer of 2020 when the European Cricket Network showcased the best women’s cricket in the world.
Germany starred against Austria in a five match T20 Series at Seebarn Cricket Ground, Vienna – the very first women’s international cricket since COVID-19 struck - live broadcast to a large global audience on the European Cricket Network.
With matches halted due to COVID-19 and no Women's cricket on, Germany's five-match series attracted huge global attention, not just because fans were deprived of action, rather because the on-field action was outstanding and the world suddenly knew of Germany's captain Anuradha Doddaballapur and 16-year-old bowler Emma Bargna and their record breaking feats.
There are several reasons why the Germany women's team is special and many more reasons to watch them take on France from July 8, a series that will be broadcast live by European Cricket Network.
GERMANY'S WINNING STREAK
Since gaining international recognition for their matches, Germany women have played 13 matches, winning nine and losing four. Notably, they have won each of their last nine T20I matches, a run that stretches back to February 2020.
Since gaining international accreditation, Germany women's team have a win-loss ratio of 2.250, the fourth-best among women's teams to have played at least 10 matches.
Records tumbled in the series against Austria last year. Their first T20I century, first five-wicket haul and two hat-tricks dotted individual performances. Their openers, Christina Gough and Janet Ronalds, also put on two huge record stands - 198* and 191* - in the series against Austria.