England’s star T20I batter, Liam Livingstone is all set to represent his side after recovering fully from an ankle injury.
His team’s first warm-up match is against Pakistan and the allrounder is eager to show his hard-hitting skills once again.
Livingstone had injured his ankle in late August this year when playing in The Hundred.
In my head I’m aiming for the warm-up game against Pakistan. (My ankle) is improving really quickly.
Adding further he said,
I’m excited to be back out there. I feel like I’m that kid again in the back garden wanting to play cricket every minute of the day.
Against Pakistan, Livingstone hit a ton way back in 2021. For the past few years, he has been in brilliant form for England. Livingstone however remained reserved as he wanted to return back to the team 100 per cent fit.
I don’t think that’s the right thing for me to do and I don’t think it’s the right thing to do for the lads. We’ve got an unbelievable squad out here and I certainly wouldn’t want to be representing my country at 90 per cent.
Livingstone is also happy that he got some respite from the pressures and schedules of modern-day cricket.
It wasn’t ideal, but I’m a big believer in everything happens for a reason and maybe I just needed a break. I’d pretty much played three years of solid cricket so it’s been nice to spend a bit of time at home.
Adding further, he said,
Something I’ve always found difficult is when the right time is to have that break. We’ve got short careers, you want to go around the world expressing your talent, you want to go and play in different tournaments.
Concluding the interview, Livingstone said,
I’ve seen this injury as a real positive for me because it’s given me time to get away from cricket.
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