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PREVIEW - Germany Women vs France Women T20I series - Day 1

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 T20i Series at the National Performance Centre in Krefeld.

International Women’s cricket returns to the European Cricket Network as Germany Women host France Women in a five-match T20I series between 8 and 10 July at the National Performance Centre in Krefeld.

Hosts Germany are ranked 25th in the world and the five-match T20I series against Austria at the Seebarn Cricket Ground in Vienna was the very first international women’s cricket broadcast since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Germany Women routed their opponents 5-0 and managed to script several records in the process. The Golden Eagles are currently on an unbeaten run of nine T20Is and will look to extend it against France Women.

France are ranked 30th and face a tough task taking on Germany at home. The French women’s team haven’t played international cricket in almost two years now. France played a couple of matches each against Austria Women, Jersey Women, and Norway Women in 2019. France Women won five of those matches and only lost once against Jersey Women.


GR-W Germany Women (0-0, NRR+0.000)

FR-W France Women (0-0, NRR +0.000)

GR-W vs AUTW 2020 Batting Stats 

GR-W vs AUTW 2020 Bowling Stats 

GR-W vs AUTW 2020 Fielding Stats 



0900 GMT |1100 CET | 1430 IST



1300 GMT |1500 CET | 1830 IST

GR-W Last Five Matches: W W W W W (Avg score For 148, Avg score Against 60)

FR-W Last Five Matches: W W L W W (Avg score For 94, Avg score Against 93)


Captain: Anuradha Doddaballapur

Wicketkeeper: Sharanya Sadarangani

Projected Top Order: Christina Gough, Janet Ronalds, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Sharanya Sadarangani

Projected Opening BowlersEmma BargnaSuzanne Renee McAnanama-Brereton

France Women (FR-W)

Captain: Emmanuelle Brelivet  

Wicketkeeper: Irma Vrignaud

Projected Top Order: Emmanuelle Chauveau, Irma Vrignaud, Emmanuelle Brelivet, Jennifer King

Projected Opening Bowlers: Emma Chance, Cindy Breteche


Germany Women Key Players

Did you know that the captain of the Germany Women’s side Anuradha Doddaballapur is a cardiovascular scientist? Doddaballapur set a world record in fourth T20I against Austria with her spell of 5 for 1. She became only the first woman to take four wickets in four balls in T20Is!             

With 239 runs from five matches against Austria Women, Christina Gough finished as the top-scorer in the series. She recorded an astounding average of 239 and also scored an unbeaten century. Germany’s Janet Ronalds also scored an unbeaten century against Austria and she finished the series with 200 runs at an average of 200!

The bowling department of Germany Women is led by Emma Bargna and Anuradha Doddaballapur. Bargna finished the series with 10 scalps to her name and she had a bowling average of 3.70 and an economy rate of 2.46. Meanwhile, the German captain Anuradha picked up eight wickets in 13 overs and had also picked up a five-wicket-haul.

The wicket-keeper of the German Women’s team Sharanya Sadarangani also has a unique record to her name. Sharu, as she’s commonly known, was the first female player to appear in the European Cricket Series when she kept wicket last summer for Kummerfelder Sportverein (KSV) in the ECS Kummerfeld in Germany.

France Women Key Players

Jennifer King finished as the highest-scorer for France Women in 2019. She recorded 101 runs across six matches at an average of 50.50 and had a highest score of 46 not out. King also picked up seven wickets in six matches.

Joining Jennifer King with seven wickets is Isabelle Costaz-Puyou who also dismissed seven cricketers and had an economy rate of 4.18. However, the list of highest wicket-takers for France Women is topped by Emmanuelle Brelivet who picked up 10 wickets across six games. Her bowling average was 10.60 with an economy rate of 4.60.

Jennifer King and Irma Vrignaud will also be essential for France Women in the field. King had effected five dismissals as did wicket-keeper Irma Vrignaud.

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