Liam Livingstone, an all-rounder for England, has stated that he feels quite confident after having a successful IPL 2022 season.
The powerful hitter believes that participating in the lucrative competition has allowed them to develop skills in advance of the 50-over World Cup in India next year.
Livingstone was perhaps the most expensive player in the IPL 2022 mega auction, selling to Punjab Kings for INR 11.5 crore, and he delivered as expected. The 28-year-old ran for 437 runs in 14 games at a strike rate of 182.08 and an average of 36.41. In nine innings between 2019 and 2021, he only scored 112 runs.
‘I was looking forward to doing well’: Liam Livingstone
Livingstone said he was looking forward to succeeding given that it is the strongest T20 league in the world after addressing after practice ahead of the third ODI against the Netherlands on Tuesday. The leg-spinner believes that any experience is helpful as the World Cup approaches.
“To be honest, I do not believe it might have gone any worse. Up was the only possible direction. I had not had a lot of chance before, but there are always going to be those who will say something.”
‘It was good to accomplish well because it is the largest event in the world. It was wonderful to finally get the demon of not being capable to do it in the IPL off my back “ESPN Cricinfo cited him as saying this.
He went on “Having a defined role was convenient. We travel and participate in the IPL to adapt to the local environment, which will ultimately benefit England at the World Cup the following year. With the World Cups approaching, any opportunity to travel the world is fantastic, so I thoroughly loved it.”
In the first One-Day International against the Netherlands, when England scored a record-breaking 498 runs, the right-handed batter was at his best. Along with Jos Buttler, Livingstone also attracted attention with a 17-ball fifty, eventually scoring 66 off 22 deliveries while remaining unbeaten.
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