Heather Knight is a captain of the England Women’s Cricket Team. She is a right-arm off-break bowler who had big shoes to fill after the retirement of former captain Charlotte Edwards. She had been Edwards’ vice-captain since 2014 and also had captaincy experience in county cricket and Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL.
The right-handed batsman has played for the Diamonds, the Rubies and England Academy Women in addition to the England Women’s team. Heather started playing when she was 6 years old with elder brother. She debuted in test at the age of 19 years and has never looked back since then. She studied Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University.
Name: Heather Clare Knight
Role: Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Weight (approx.): in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Brown
Date of Birth: December 26, 1990
Birth Place: Plymouth
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
School: Plymstock School, Plymouth, Devon
College: University of Cambridge, England (dropout)
Cardiff University, Wales
Educational Qualifications: Graduate in Biomedical Sciences
Address: England, United Kingdom
TEST: Australia Women v England Women at Sydney, Jan 22-25, 2011
ODI: India Women v England Women at Mumbai, Mar 1, 2010
T20I: Sri Lanka Women v England Women at Colombo (NCC), Nov 22, 2010
Jersey Number: 5
Major Teams: Diamonds, England Academy Women, England Women, Rubies
– She was named in the Hobart Hurricanes’ squad for the 2018–19 Women’s Big Bash League season.
– Heather was called into England squad in 2010 as a replacement for injured Sarah Taylor.
– She was appointed captain of the England women’s cricket team on June 5, 2016.
– She became the first women cricketer to score a fifty and took a five-wicket haul in an ODI inning.
Hobbies: Listening to music
Favourite Cricketers: Dale Steyn
Favourite Actress: Julie Walters
Favourite Fictional character: Mrs Incredible
Marital Status: unmarried
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