England captain Knight ruled out of 2022 Commonwealth Games due to hip injury

Knight, 31, has not played either of England’s two appearances at the Commonwealth Games so far after suffering an injury during the first T20I of the bilateral series against South Africa in Chelmsford on 21 July.

England Cricket said in a tweet, “He suffered a hip injury in the first Vitality IT20 against South Africa, which did not go as expected and Knight’s treatment will continue.”

It added, “Nat Sciver will continue to be the captain of Team England at the Commonwealth Games. No replacement player can be named, so England will compete with a 14-man squad.”

However, Knight will remain with the England team in Birmingham, who have comfortably won both their group games in his absence, with 17-year-old Alice Capsi doing well at No. 3, Sciver at No. 4 and Amy Jones. Exhibited. Number 5 spot.

England have already advanced to the semi-finals at Edgbaston, with their final group fixture against New Zealand on Thursday to determine who tops Group B. Australia, who beat Pakistan by 44 runs, are guaranteed to top Group A. In their final group match on Wednesday, they will play the second-placed team in Group B.

The leaders of Group B will take on the winner of Wednesday night’s match between India and Barbados in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Knight was due to play a second season as London Spirit captain in this year’s Women’s Hundred edition. The London Spirit began their campaign on 12 August against the Southern Brave in Southampton.

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