Heather Knight column: England captain on profitable in New Zealand and enjoying in entrance of followers

Heather Knight


I’ve literally just landed back in the United Kingdom and it feels the right time to reflect on a really positive tour.

Firstly, it was just fantastic to be back playing international cricket, but in addition to that I’m so pleased with how the team performed in New Zealand, with a 2-1 series win in the one-day internationals and a 3-0 victory in the Twenty20s.

We’ve always said we’re unlikely to win every game we play – although it would be nice – but as long as we’re always improving as a side, every day, then that means we’re heading in the right direction.

I’m especially pleased with how we reacted to a comparative lack of preparation and still managed to put in really professional and clinical performances.

We looked short of cricket in our two warm-up games in Queenstown, but our response to that – especially in the first two ODIs – was so pleasing. I think we learned a lot about ourselves as a side, added some depth and improved as a team. That’s three huge ticks.