LONDON: The England Cricket Board (ECB) has appointed Heather Knight as captain of the women’s team in all three formats.
Knight takes over from Charlotte Edwards, who announced her international retirement in May. Her first assignment as captain is the home ODI and T20 series against Pakistan, which begins on June 20, ESPNcricinfo reported Friday.
Knight, a right-hand batsman who also bowls offspin, has played five Tests, 55 ODIs and 33 T20Is since her international debut in 2010. She was Edwards’ vice-captain from 2014 till the World T20 in March-April.
She has captained Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League and is set to lead Western Storm in the inaugural Women’s Super League T20 tournament in England.
“I’m hugely proud and honoured to be named England captain and can’t wait to face the challenges ahead,” Knight said.
“It’s a fresh, exciting time for the team and I’m looking forward to seeing how we can develop together at the start of this new era for England women’s cricket. All our focus is now on what we have to come, starting with the Pakistan series this summer.
Courtesy : TheNews