Heather Knight (cricketer)
Knight during the Women's Ashes Test, 2017
|Full name||Heather Clare Knight|
|Born||26 December 1990|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 149)||22 January 2011 v Australia|
|Last Test||18 July 2019 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 115)||1 March 2010 v India|
|Last ODI||14 December 2019 v Pakistan|
|ODI shirt no.||5|
|T20I debut (cap 29)||22 November 2010 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||1 March 2020 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 1 March 2020
Heather Clare Knight cricketer who is captain of the England women's cricket team. She is a right-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler. Knight played in her 100th Women's One Day International match for England in December 2019.(born 26 December 1990) is an English
Knight was born on 26 December 1990 in Rochdale and was educated at Plymstock School, a state secondary school in Plymouth, Devon. She was offered a place at the University of Cambridge to study natural sciences, but turned it down so that she would have the time to play cricket. She went on to study Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University.
A prolific batsman at county level for her home county of Devon, Knight has played for the Diamonds, the Rubies and England Academy Women in addition to the England Women's team. She topped the county run scoring aggregates in both 2008 (390 runs) and 2009 (622).
Knight plays club cricket for Plymstock Cricket Club in the Devon Cricket League where she opens the batting for the first team. Heather started attending colts training sessions at just 8 years old and progressed through the youth system at Plymstock.
Knight was called into the England squad on their tour of India in 2010 as a replacement for the injured Sarah Taylor and played in the 5th One Day International on 1 March in Mumbai, opening the batting and scoring 49 on her international debut. She toured Sri Lanka with the England team in 2010, making her Twenty20 debut in the 2nd match of the series on 22 November in Colombo. She made her test debut in the one-off Ashes test at Sydney's Bankstown Oval in January 2011.
She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.
She also became the first female cricketer to score a fifty and to take a five wicket haul in an ODI innings
2017 Women's Cricket World Cup
Heather Knight led the England team in her first Women's Cricket World Cup as captain, and they won the tournament despite losing to India in the opening match. In the second group match against Pakistan she, along with Natalie Sciver, went on to put on a record 3rd-wicket partnership in the history of Women's Cricket World Cup(213) as England managed to defeat Pakistan convincingly by 107 runs In the final at Lord's Knight led England to a 9 run victory over India.
2018 World Twenty20 and beyond
In February 2019, she was awarded a full central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019. In June 2019, the ECB named her in England's squad for their opening match against Australia to contest the Women's Ashes.
In January 2020, Knight was named as the captain of England's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. In England's second match of the tournament, against Thailand, Knight scored her 1,000th run in WT20Is. She also scored her first century in WT20I cricket, and became the first cricketer to score a century in all three formats of women's international cricket.
Knight's nickname is "Trev". In 2015, she explained to sports journalist Clare Balding that "When I was about 13 and introduced myself at cricket camp, they thought I said Trevor rather than Heather!"
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