Heather Clare Knight OBE (born 26 December 1990) 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.
Heather Knight Personal Life
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.
Knight was the first woman, and also the first England player, to score an international century in all three formats of the game.
Heather Knight Career
Knight played club cricket for Plymstock Cricket Club in the Devon Cricket League. She started attending colts training sessions at 8 years old and progressed through the club’s youth system.
Knight is a prolific batter at 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.
Knight 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 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.
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. In February 2022, she was named as the captain of England’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
In July 2022, she was named as the captain of England’s team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Batting & Fielding
Heather Knight Family
On the other hand, if we talk about her family, then her father’s name is Mike Knight while her mother’s name is Becky Knight, and her brother’s name is Steve Knight.
Heather Knight Education
If we talk about her education, then she has completed his elementary education at Plymstock School, after that, she has completed her graduation from the University of Cambridge. and then She has completed a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Cardiff University.
Heather knight Boyfriend
If we talk about Heather knight’s boyfriend, then her boyfriend’s name is Tim, and heather knight and Tim are dating each other since the year 2018.
Heather knight Net Worth
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|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||80 Lakhs INR +|
|Monthly Income And Salary||2 lakh – 4 lakh|
|Yearly Income||15 Lakhs+|
|Income Source||Cricket, Advertisement|
Awards and recognitions
- Named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in April 2018 for winning the World Cup 2017.
- Knight was awarded the full contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for 2019.
Know Some Interesting Facts About Heather Knight
- Does Heather Knight smoke?: Not Known
- Does Heather Knight drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Heather was the highest run-scorer in the county cricket in 2008 and 2009.
- Her favourite fictional character is ‘Mrs. Incredible.’
- Heather was offered to study natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. She turned the offer down so that her passion is not affected.
|Real Name||Heather Clare Knight|
|Profession||English Women Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 60 kg|
in Pounds- 132 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|International Debut||Test– 22 January 2011 vs Australia Women in Sydney|
ODI– 1 March 2010 vs India Women in Mumbai
T20– 22 November 2010 vs Sri Lanka Women in Colombo
|Jersey Number||#5 (England Women)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Diamonds, England Academy Women, England Women, Rubies|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||Not Known|
|Career Turning Point||In 2008, she was the top-scorer in the county with aggregates in both 2008 (390 runs) and 2009 (622).|
|Date of Birth||26 December 1990|
|Age (as in 2016)||26 Years|
|Birth Place||England, United Kingdom|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Capricorn|
|Hometown||England, United Kingdom|
|School||Plymstock School, Plymouth, Devon|
|College/ University||University of Cambridge, England (dropout)|
Cardiff University, Wales
|Educational Qualification||Graduate in Biomedical Sciences|
|Family||Father– Not Known|
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Hobbies||Listening to music|
|Favourite Cricketer||Dale Steyn|
|Favourite Actress||Julie Walters|
|Favourite Songs||Rhythm of the Night by Corona|
|Boys, Affair & More|
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