France and Turkey will go head-to-head for match no. 10 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup Division 2 Europe Qualifier, that’ll be played at the Farmers Cricket Club Ground, Jersey, on the 1st of June, 2023, at 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
In the competition thus far, France bounced back from their opening defeat with a win against Sweden, while Turkey has faced three consecutive losses, placing them at the bottom of the 6-team points table.
France – Marie Violleau (C), Lara Armas, Anika Bester, Emmanuelle Brelivet, Tara Britton, Thea Graham, Prabhashi Mahawattage, Poppy McGeown, Ines Mckeon (WK), Emma Patel, Ganesh Pooja, Amy Seddon, Blandine Verdon, Lydia Wykes-Templeman
Turkey – Basak Ceylan Coskun (C), Rumeysa Alp, Goksu Ayan, Kubra Canavarci, Gulce Cengiz, Ozlem Essiz, Yaprak Karadogan (WK), Gulhatun Keles, Ezgi Kilic, Hatice Okcu, Havva Ozcan Karaduman (WK), Rabia Sahan, Merve Sert, Burcu Taylan
Players to watch out:
The 25-year-old all-rounder in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), in 16 outings has scored 158 runs and has struck 10 scalps in 19 innings. Marie got her campaign underway with a score of 22 and would look to build on it.
The 32-year-old pacer in T20Is, in 14 innings has struck 11 wickets, while has been handy with the bat contributing 36 runs in 9 innings. Thea has looked good with the ball having produced figures of 2/11 (3.4) and 1/20 (4).
The 17-year-old hasn’t had the best of starts to her career recording just 10 runs off 3 outings, with the highest of 8. Keles showed promise in her brief stays and has got to stand up for her side leading the runs chart.
The 33-year-old all-rounder in 3 T20Is has only scored 12 runs and remains wicketless. Burcu started off well against Jersey scoring 11 runs and has got to look to convert her starts, while with the ball, was economical recording figures of 0/13 (2).
The venue offers a balanced playing surface, benefiting both batters and bowlers, particularly pacers. Batters can expect to be rewarded for their shots; however, spinners might not find significant turn or assistance from the pitch.
The conditions at Farmers Cricket Club Ground, St Martin are expected to be pleasant for cricket, with no anticipated rain interruptions and clear sunny skies. The temperature will be around 15°C, with moderate winds and a humidity level of 94%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Ines Mckeon, Burcu Taylan, Goksu Ayan, Prabhashi Mahawattage, Poppy McGeown, Marie Violleau, Amy Seddon, Emma Patel, Thea Graham, Anika Bester, Kubra Canavarci
Date – June 1, 2023
Time – 3:30 PM IST
Venue – Farmers Cricket Club Ground, St Martin
Broadcast – All games of the tournament will be live-streamed on FanCode and ICC TV.