Heather Knight, the charismatic captain of the England Women, will serve as the head coach of the Sydney Thunder during the next Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) season. Following the illustrious Rachael Haynes’ retirement, Knight assumes this position of leadership with the intention of leading the Thunder to new heights following their difficult season in 2017.
The Thunder, who placed last the season before, have undergone a stunning makeover in their lineup, adding the tenacious Knight, along with the fearsome abilities of South African all-rounder Marizanne Kapp and England’s pace phenom Lauren Bell.
This talent boost will undoubtedly revive the Thunder’s fortunes and put them on the road to victory. Lisa Keightley, the current head coach of the Thunder and a former England coach, voiced her declaring their support for the right-handed batter becoming the helm,
The enchantment of Heather Knight and Lisa Keightley as a team
Knight, who is known for her unyielding resolve, has had a busy winter, guiding the England Women’s team through an exciting Ashes series and then assuming control of London Spirit in The Hundred. She was a crucial member of the Thunder’s championship-winning team in the 2020–21 season, emerging as the leading run-scorer with an excellent total of 446 runs at an impressive average of 40.54 and a stunning strike-rate of 124.92. Notably, she has a long history with the Thunder in the WBBL.