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Famous/Best English cricket player: Nicholas Verity Knight

by on July 6, 2011
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Famous/Best English cricket player: Nicholas Verity Knight

Nicholas Verity Knight, more commonly known as Nick, is a former player of the English cricket team who was a left-handed opening batsman and a premier fielder. His middle name was given in the honor of the English Test bowler, Hedley Verity of the 1930s and was killed in WWII.

Knight played in a total of 100 ODIs and 18 Test matches throughout his playing career. He announced his retirement from International cricket followed after the World Cup of 2003. Knight began his domestic cricket career in 1991 with Essex, four years after which he joined Warwickshire. It was in 1996 when he made a feat of one century in an innings of 113 against Pakistan while in 1996-7, he made his second best score in Test cricket against Zimbabwe i.e. 96. In the arcade of ODIs, Knight made his debut in 1996 wherein he scored centuries consecutively in the 2nd and 3rd innings. He served as a captain for Warwickshire from 2003-2005 and contributed to their County Championship in the season of 2004. Knight’s highest score was a victorious score of 303. He ended his playing career with a score of 16,172 runs averaging at 44.18 including forty 100s.

Nick Verity Knight now works as a cricket commentator for Sky Sports and is quite a recognized face in the cricket arena.

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