Charlie Dean replaces injured Heather Knight as London Spirit's captain
London Spirit have appointed Charlie Dean for the latest edition of Women's The Hundred after Heather Knight was ruled out for the entirety of the tournament due to an injury.
England and London Spirit captain Heather Knight is suffering from a hip-joint problem and hasn't played since the first T20I match against South Africa in July. Understanding the severity of the injury, she was advised to sit out of the recently concluded Commonwealth Games as well.
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Meanwhile, Dean was with the Spirit in the inaugural edition of The Hundred, where she bagged six wickets. While she was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Charlotte Edwards Cup earlier this summer.
After impressing Knight in The Hundred 2021, the off-break bowler got a national call-up in September 2021, and since then she has been a regular feature for the England women's team.