The flamboyant left-handed opener earned international recognition at both one-day and Test level but it is in the limited-overs format that he has really shone.
His ability to exploit fielding restrictions in the first 15 overs earnt him a century of ODI caps for England, and he averaged an impressive 40.41.
Scored two centuries in his first three ODI innings, with his unbeaten 125 against Pakistan proving to be his highest score.
Made five hundreds and 25 half-centuries in ODIs but retired from the one-day game following England’s elimination from the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.
Knight is also a remarkable slip fielder and one of the best in the world at third slip or in the gully.
Made his county debut for Essex in 1991 before moving to Warwickshire where he was to make his name.
In 1995 he made his Warwickshire debut, earning his county cap in the same year as well as making his Test debut in the fourth Test against West Indies at Old Trafford. Went on to play in 17 Tests.
Took over as Warwickshire captain in 2004 and had an immediate impact, with the Bears going through the season unbeaten in four-day cricket as they won the Frizzell County Championship title.
Knight was a key member of the title-winning side, scoring 1,256 runs, including the first triple century of his career.
Also enjoyed a benefit year in 2004 and signed a three-year extension to his contract, although he announced in August 2005 that he was standing down as captain at the end of the season.
Enjoyed a prolific season in 2005 and hit seven hundreds in total including three in the C&G Trophy and passed the thousand-run mark for Championships runs again.