Football players till 2009, cricket twins in 2013 World Cup

Jan 31, 2013, 01:25 IST | Sundari Iyer

The Knight sisters, Kycia and Kyshona, are keen to return home with happy memories of India as they gear up for their maiden ICC Women's World Cup appearance today. The Barbados-based sisters are the first twins to play for the West Indies women's cricket team.

While Kycia is a wicketkeeper-batswoman, Kyshona is a left-handed batter and right-arm seamer. Kycia made her international debut last year and was a member of the team that reached the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka. 

Kyshona and Kycia Knight
Twin sisters Kyshona (left) and Kycia Knight

Kyshona was drafted into the squad only six months ago.  The Knight sisters interestingly were heading for a football debut in USA in 2006. However, a ligament tear to Kyshona and a similar injury to Kycia two years later abruptly ended their football dreams. They then switched to cricket in 2009.

“We are identical in many ways. Our likes are pretty similar. Apparently, our injuries were also similar. We need not communicate in words with each other,” said Kycia.

West Indies skipper Merissa Aguilleira lavished praise on the Knight  sisters. “They are good players and it is great to have them in the team. God has given them a lot of talent and they are utilising it nicely,” said Aguilleira. 

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