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.
France are ranked 30th in the world rankings a face a stiff test taking on a Germany side in their own backyard. The French Women’s team will be a bit rusty, having not played any international cricket in almost two years now. Back in the summer of 2019, France played a couple of matches each against Austria Women, Jersey Women, and Norway Women, winning five and losing once to Jersey Women.
Captain: Emmanuelle Brelivet
Wicketkeeper: Maelle Cargouet
Projected Top Order: Tara Britton, Alix Brodin, Emmanuelle Brelivet, Jennifer King
Projected Opening Bowlers: Emma Chance, Cindy Breteche
Jennifer King finished top scorer for France Women in 2019, recording 101 runs across six matches at an average of 50.50 with a high score of 46 not out. King also picked up seven wickets in six matches.
Joining Jennifer King with seven wickets is Isabelle Costaz-Puyou with a frugal economy rate of 4.18. However, the list of highest wicket-takers for France Women is topped by skipper Emmanuelle Brelivet who picked up 10 wickets across six games, at an average of 10.60 and economy rate of 4.60.
Jennifer King and Irma Vrignaud will also be key for France Women in the field. King effected five dismissals as did talented wicket-keeper Irma Vrignaud.