London Spirit retain Morgan and Knight as captains

England’s World Cup winning captains Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan. They’re staying with London Spirit as captains. Naomi Dattani and Dan Lawrence are also retained.

London Spirit have their captains. Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight are officially retained for the 2021 season of The Hundred. They’re joined by Naomi Dattani and Dan Lawrence.

Morgan and Knight have experience leading teams to success. Both captained England to World Cup success and re-join the team based at Lord’s – where they each lifted the global trophy.

All-rounder Dattani won success in the 2019 Kia Super League and captains Middlesex. Lawrence was previously named as a Local Icon pick in October 2019. The talented young batter is on the fringes of the England squad. 

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London Spirit retain four players

Eoin Morgan. Heather Knight. Naomi Dattani. Dan Lawrence. All confirmed as retained by London Spirit.

EOIN MORGAN SAID:

“I am delighted to be retained as Captain of London Spirit. We have the makings of a great squad and I’m looking forward to playing at the Home of Cricket in this exciting new format. I believe we will have a great blend of skills both in the squad and our coaching staff and I can’t wait to get going.”

HEATHER KNIGHT COMMENTED:

“It is a real honour to be retained as skipper for next year. We are beginning to build an exciting side and hopefully we can make a real impact on the pitch.

“While it was obviously disappointing that the competition wasn’t able to take place this year, The Hundred promises to be a real leap forward for our sport and I can’t wait to lead the side in 2021."

Knight led England to the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup title

Knight led England to the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup title

NAOMI DATTANI SPOKE:

“It’s really exciting to compete in The Hundred next year. The competition will be a big step forward for the women's game, offering the opportunity for professional women’s cricket to be presented on the same platform, and with equal billing, alongside the men’s game. The wait will definitely be worth it, and I’m really looking forward to get going in 2021.” 

DAN LAWRENCE ADDED:

“I’m thrilled to be retained by London Spirit. The Hundred will give players a great opportunity to learn from the best and with Eoin Morgan as Captain I hope to develop my game and be a major part of the success of the team.

“It is a very exciting new format and I think the squad we are putting together will perform really well. The added bonus will be the opportunity to play at Lord’s which is every player’s dream.”

Naomi Dattani and Dan Lawrence are among the latest players retained.

Naomi Dattani and Dan Lawrence are among the latest players retained.

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