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T20 World Cup: England’s cricketer Liam Livingstone doubtful after Finger Injury

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T20 World Cup England's cricketer Liam Livingstone doubtful after Finger Injury

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.

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