Since no one has stepped up to take Nat Sciver’s place as leader of the hosts, he will stay in that role.
Due to a hip injury, Heather Knight, the captain of the England team, will not be able to participate in the balance of the Commonwealth Games or the Hundred.
Due to the injury that he sustained during the first Twenty20 international match of the bilateral series against South Africa at Chelmsford on July 21, Knight has not participated in either of England’s two matches at the Commonwealth Games so far.
According to a statement released by the England camp on Wednesday, the injury “failed to settle down as expected and Knight will continue to get treatment.”
At the Commonwealth Games, Nat Sciver will continue to serve as England’s captain. Since the host nation is not permitted to call up a substitute player, England will continue the rest of the competition with a roster consisting of only 14 players. Knight is going to stay in Birmingham with the rest of the team.
In an effort to recover from the injury, Knight received injections in the hip joint while she sat out the final two matches of the South Africa series. However, Sciver revealed on Tuesday that Knight had undergone additional scans after noticing only a slight improvement in her condition following the injections.
Sciver remarked that she was not in a healthy mental state. “She is better than she has been in the past few days, albeit she is still experiencing some pain with her hip.
“The game versus New Zealand is probably going to be played a little bit too quickly. She proceeded to see the physician for our team and underwent another scan.
Alice Capsey, who is 17 years old and playing at No. 3, Sciver, who is playing at No. 4, and Amy Jones, who is holding down the No. 5 place, have helped England win both of their group games so far with ease despite the absence of Heather Knight.
At Edgbaston, England’s progression to the semi-finals is a foregone conclusion; nevertheless, the outcome of their last group match, which takes place on Thursday and pits them against New Zealand, will determine who finishes on top of Group B.
After securing first place in Group A with a victory over Pakistan by 44 runs in their final group match on Wednesday, Australia will play the team that finished second in Group B; the team that finished first in Group B will play the winner of the match between India and Barbados on Wednesday night; and the match for the semi-finals will take place on Saturday.
In the upcoming iteration of the women’s Hundred competition, Knight was scheduled to play a second season as the captain of the London Spirit team. At Southampton on August 12, London Spirit will launch their season-long competition versus Southern Brave.
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