Match 8: France v Austria Women | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The eighth and the last match of the 2022 France Women’s T20I Quadrangular Series will be played between France and Austria at Dreux Sport Cricket Club in Dreux on May 8.

Match Preview  – Match 8: France v Austria Women


Match 8: France v Austria Women | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI
Match 8: France v Austria Women | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

Head to Head

France and Austria have played two matches against each. France have won both the matches.


France: Lara Armas, Lena Armas, Sabine Baron, Cindy Bretéché, Tara Britton, Alix Brodin, Maëlle Cargouët (wk), Krystal Lemoine, Louise Lestavel, Magali Marchello, Poppy McGeown, Beatrice Pierre, Ganesh Pooja, Lydia Templeman, Blandine Verdon, Marie Violleau

Austria: Gandhali Bapat (c, wk), Rezarta Avdylaj, Valentina Avdylaj, Harjivan Bhullar, Bangalore Chamundaiah, Smriti Kohli, Anisha Nookala, Mahadewa Pathirannehelage, Priya Sabu, Ashmaan Saifee, Hannah Simpson-Parker, Jo-Antoinette Stiglitz, Raphaela Trobinger, Busra Uca

Players to watch out for

Poppy McGeown: 

The right handed top order batter of France top scored with an unbeaten 50 off 57 balls against Jersey yesterday. Coming in to bat in the very first over, she stabilized the innings and helped her team put up a modest score on board.

Cindy Breteche: 

The right arm seamer from France was the top performer with the ball as she scalped 2-18 in 3.4 overs, including one maiden, against Jersey yesterday. She opened the bowling and bowled well with the new ball striking twice in the very first over of the innings.

Mahadewa Pathirannehelage:

The all-rounder from Austria won the player of the match in her last match against Spain. The right handed batter opened the batting and top scored with 49 runs off 51 balls. With the ball, the right arm seamer struck with 1-23 in four overs.

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Jo Antoinette Stiglitz:

The captain of Austria made a useful contribution of 36 not out from 39 balls against Spain in her last appearance. The right handed middle order batter hit three boundaries during her innings. She came in to bat in the sixth over and was there till the end.


The venue is expected to offer a good contest between bat and ball. While the batters will get full value for their shots, bowlers on the other hand can yield rich dividends by being consistent with their lines and lengths. A score in the range of 120 to 130 could be par.


The weather is expected to be mostly sunny, however there is a yellow warning for thunderstorms till 4pm. There will be 24 percent cloud cover and 25 percent chance of precipitation. The average temperature will be around 22 degrees Celsius and the wind will blow from the north-northeast.

Fantasy Playing XI

Gandhali Bapat, Priya Sabu, Tara Britton, Harjivan Bhullar, Mahadewa Pathirannehelage, Jo Antoinette Stiglitz, Poppy McGeown, Valentina Avdylaj, Soujanya Chamundaiah, Ganesh Pooja, Cindy Breteche

Match details

Date: May 8, 2022

Time: 6.30pm IST

Venue: Dreux Sport Cricket Club, Dreux, France

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