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Heather Knight is an English cricketer who is captain of the England women’s cricket team. She is a right-handed batter and right-arm-off spin bowler. Knight played in her 100th Women’s One Day International match for England in December 2019.
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Heather Clare Knight OBE was born on December 26, 1990 (age 31 years) 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.
Heather Knight has played club cricket for Plymstock Cricket Club in the Devon Cricket League where she opens the batting for the first team. Knight started attending colts training sessions at just 8 years old and progressed through the club’s youth system.
Knight is a prolific batter at the county level, initially for her home county of Devon and currently for Berkshire. She topped the county run-scoring aggregates in both 2008 (390 runs) and 2009 (622). She also played for the Diamonds, Sapphires, and Emeralds in the Super Fours.
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She captained Western Storm in the now-defunct Women’s Cricket Super League, leading them to the title in 2017 and 2019. She was the competition’s leading run-scorer across its four seasons. She continued to play for Western Storm in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in 2020.
Knight has played domestically in Australia, previously for Tasmanian Roar and Hobart Hurricanes and currently for Sydney Thunder. She won the Women’s Big Bash League in her first season with the Thunder, top-scoring with 26* in the final.
Heather 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.
Knight 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. On 5 June 2016, Knight was appointed captain of the England women’s cricket team after Charlotte Edwards stood down. She also became the first female cricketer to score a fifty and to take a five-wicket haul in an ODI inning.
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 the 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. Following the team’s success, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours list. In April 2018 she was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her part in the 2017 World Cup victory.
Heather Knight was named in October 2018 as the captain of England’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.
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. On 12 December 2019, during England’s series against Pakistan in Malaysia, Knight became the tenth woman for England to play in 100 WODI matches.
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.
On 18 June 2020, Knight was named in a squad of 24 players to begin training ahead of international women’s fixtures starting in England following the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2021, Knight was named as the captain of England’s Test squad for their one-off match against India.
On 3 July 2021, in the home series against India, Knight scored her 3,000th run and took her 50th wicket in WODI cricket. In December 2021, Knight was named as the captain of England’s squad for their tour to Australia to contest the Women’s Ashes.
Heather Knight is currently engaged to her Tim, her husband or partner is an accountant. 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!”
Heather Knight net worth
How much is Heather Knight worth? Heat her Knight’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her salary is around $15,000 and her main source of income is from her career as a cricketer. Knight’s successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. She is one of the richest female cricketers in the United Kingdom.