|Full name||Heather Clare Knight|
|Born|| 26 December 1990|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 149)||22 January 2011 v Australia|
|Last Test||9 November 2017 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 115)||1 March 2010 v India|
|Last ODI||12 April 2018 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||5|
|T20I debut||22 November 2010 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||21 November 2017 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
|5 wickets in innings||0||1||0|
|10 wickets in match||0||n/a||n/a|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 November 2017|
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 play cricket. She went on to study Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University.
A prolific batsman at county level for her native Devon, Knight has played for the Diamonds, the Rubies and England Academy Women in addition to the England Women's team. She topped the county run scoring aggregates in both 2008 (390 runs) and 2009 (622).
Knight plays club cricket for Plymstock Cricket Club in the Devon Cricket League where she opens the batting for the first team. Heather started attending colts training sessions at just 8 years old and progressed through the youth system at Plymstock.
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.
She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014.
She also became the first female cricketer to score a fifty and to take a five wicket haul in an ODI innings.
2017 Women's Cricket World Cup
Heather Knight led the England team in her first Women's Cricket World Cup as captain, and they won the tournament despite losing to India in the opening match. In the second group match against Pakistan she, along with Natalie Sciver, went on to put on a record 3rd-wicket partnership in the history of Women's Cricket World Cup as England managed to defeat Pakistan convincingly by 107 runs In the final at Lord's Knight led England to a 9 run victory over India.
Following the team's success, she was awarded an OBE in the Queen's 2018 New Year Honours list.
In April 2018 she was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for her part in the 2017 World Cup victory.
Knight was involved in the creation of a UK Cricket Range exclusively for women, the Heather Knight Collection. Partnering with SM Pintu and Cricket Deal Direct, working towards their shared interest in the development of Women's cricket across the UK.
The equipment range is specially designed for women, and has already sponsored a number of young developing cricketers, including Cath Dalton and Sophia Dunkley.
International centuries and five-wicket hauls
Women's Test centuries
|Heather Knight's Women's Test centuries|
|1||157||2||Australia||UK Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom||Wormsley Park||2013||Drawn|
Women's One Day International centuries
|Heather Knight's Women's One Day International centuries|
|1||106||68||Pakistan||UK Leicester, England, United Kingdom||Grace Road||2017||Won|
International five-wicket hauls
Women's One Day International five-wicket hauls
|Heather Knight's Women's One Day International five-wicket hauls|
|1||5/26||56||Pakistan||UK Leicester, England, United Kingdom||Grace Road||2016||Won|
|England 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup (3rd place)|
|1 Marsh • 2 Beaumont • 3 Gunn • 4 Hazell • 5 Jones • 6 Greenway • 7 Knight • 8 Edwards (c) •|
|England 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup (4th title)|
|Knight (c) • Beaumont • Brunt • Elwiss • Gunn • Hartley • Hazell • Langston • Marsh • Shrubsole • Sciver • Taylor • Wilson • Winfield • Wyatt|