England captain Heather Knight ruled herself out of competitive cricket for the next few months to take necessary rest after a hip surgery. She aims to return to cricket by the end of the year.
It means she won’t play for England during the ODI and T20I series against India in September.
On Twitter, she wrote, “I’ve had a little clean out of my hip to get me back and running soon. Unfortunately it rules me out of the India series and the [Women’s Big Bash League), but I’m aiming to be back by the end of the year. Time to make the most of a bit of time away and bring on the rehab!”
Knight was part of the England’s Commonwealth Games squad but didn’t play a single match due to her hip injury. She couldn’t participate in The Hundred either. She had to take injections to deal with the pain during the home series against South Africa.
India plays three ODIs and three T20Is in a white-ball series starting in Chester-le-Street on September 10.