Due to a hip injury, England Women’s team captain Heather Knight will be unable to lead her team in the upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022. The senior batter suffered the injury in the first T20I against South Africa.
As a result, Knight missed the second T20I on July 23 and is expected to miss the final T20I as well. Despite the absence of their permanent captain, Team England, led by stand-in captain Nat Sciver, has already secured the series and will seek to win the final match as well.
Knight is one of England’s most successful women’s team captains. Under her leadership, the English team won the 2017 World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground, defeating Team India by nine runs, but they were unable to defend their title in 2022 when Australia won the 50-over World Cup.
In terms of the CWG 2022, England is in Group B with Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and South Africa. Meanwhile, Team India has been assigned to Group A, which includes Australia, Barbados, and Pakistan. The CWG will feature women’s cricket for the first time, with all matches being played in the 20-over format.
Meanwhile, the England team has announced its squad for the next event and is confident of winning gold.