T20 World Cup 2021: Moeen Ali believes Liam Livingstone’s injury is not as serious as initially feared and has vouched for his teammate to return soon.
He also shed praise for the impact Livingstone had after being selected in the playing XI.
This is Livingstone’s first major ICC event and he has a pivotal role to play, especially with the bat, given Ben Stokes’ absence.
The spin-bowling all-rounder cemented his place in the T20 squad over the summer but endured a bleak IPL campaign for the Rajasthan Royals recently.
“I think he’s alright. I think it’s just bruising on the back of the hand but I think he’ll be fine. Obviously, it was a bit of a scare at the time but he said it was fine, so hopefully he’s all good. “
“He’s a brilliant player – he’s been playing really well over the last couple of years. Hopefully he can carry that form into the World Cup and I feel like it’s going be a big stage for him.”
Liam Livingstone will reportedly not feature in England’s next warm-up game against New Zealand.
He had to leave the field after getting hit on the finger, with Sam Billings replacing him.
The 2016 finalists began their campaign with a loss to India in the first warm-up fixture.
The all-rounder appeared to have lost the trajectory of the ball for a brief moment amidst the light at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Livingstone was seen in pain straightaway, with noticeable swelling observed a little while after the incident. A spokesperson from the England camp confirmed that his injury would be assessed in the next 24 hours.
- Dubai Cricket Council Chairman Keen on Hosting India-Pakistan Bilateral Series
- How to Get Explosive Ammo In GTA 5 Online and Offline
- Top 3 Pets to use in Free Fire Clash Squad Purgatory
- Mohammad Amir Opts Out of Abu Dhabi T10 League
- Rohit Sharma says Virat Kohli’s Role in the team remains the same
- India Playing XI vs New Zealand T20: Venkatesh Iyer set for debut in T20 series
- India vs New Zealand T20: Rahul Dravid Focus on Venkatesh Iyer