England captain Heather Knight has been dominated out of the remainder of the Commonwealth Games and also will miss The Hundred this season due to a lingering hip downside.
Knight suffered the harm in the course of the Twenty20 opener in England’s multi-format sequence towards South Africa a few weeks in the past and had an injection earlier than the Games to attempt to soothe the troubled space.
However, an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson has confirmed the problem has “failed to settle down as expected” and Knight is now dealing with an prolonged interval on the sidelines.
It was initially thought England would be capable to ship for a alternative participant however that’s not the case due to the principles on the Games and they’re going to compete with a 14-strong squad.
However, Knight will proceed her restoration in Birmingham with a watching transient when England play as Nat Sciver continues to guide the facet in her absence.
Knight instructed the PA information company final week “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could play a role that’s going to contribute” however she missed England’s wins towards Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Having already sealed a semi-final spot – they’ll play New Zealand on Thursday to find out who finishes prime of Group B – England had been hopeful Knight can be match to characteristic within the knockout levels.
But doubts grew as Sciver stated after the 26-run win over the Proteas on Tuesday that Knight was “not in a good place” and had a scan to find out her availability within the the rest of the match.
Not solely is Knight out of a Games the place cricket is making its first look in 24 years, a line has additionally been drawn by way of her identify this season for London Spirit, who she additionally captains, with the ladies’s Hundred competitors beginning subsequent week.