Knight’s hip injury rules her out of CWG and the Hundred

Heather Knight, the England captain, has been dominated out of the rest of the Commonwealth Video games and the Hundred with a hip damage.

Knight has not performed both of England’s two fixtures on the Commonwealth Video games up to now after struggling the damage in the course of the first T20I of the bilateral sequence towards South Africa at Chelmsford on July 21.

The England camp mentioned on Wednesday that the damage had “didn’t calm down as anticipated and Knight will proceed to obtain remedy”.

Nat Sciver will stay England’s captain on the Commonwealth Video games, the place no substitute participant could be referred to as up, leaving the host nation with a 14-strong squad for the rest of the competitors. Knight will stay in Birmingham with the squad.

Knight had injections in her hip joint whereas sitting out the final two matches of the South Africa sequence in an effort to beat the damage however Sciver revealed on Tuesday that Knight had undergone additional scans after solely noticing minor enchancment.

“She’s not in a very good place,” Sciver mentioned. “She’s higher than she has been in the previous few days, nonetheless in a little bit of ache together with her hip.

“It is most likely going to be a bit fast to play towards New Zealand. She went and noticed our workforce physician and had one other scan.”

England have received each their group video games up to now comfortably in Knight’s absence, with 17-year-old Alice Capsey performing nicely at No. 3, Sciver at No. 4 and Amy Jones holding down the No. 5 spot.

England are already assured of a spot within the semi-finals at Edgbaston, with their ultimate group fixture towards New Zealand on Thursday set to find out who finishes high of Group B.

Australia, who’re assured to high Group A after beating Pakistan by 44 runs of their ultimate group match on Wednesday, will play the second-placed workforce in Group B; and the Group B leaders will play the winner of Wednesday night time’s match between India and Barbados in Saturday’s semi-finals.

Knight was as a consequence of play a second season as London Spirit captain on this yr’s version of the ladies’s Hundred. London Spirit start their marketing campaign towards Southern Courageous at Southampton on August 12.

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