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England’s power-hitter Liam Livingstone will miss the opening sport for Punjab Kings within the IPL as he’s but to get a health clearance from the ECB after recovering from a knee damage he suffered in December. Punjab Kings open their IPL marketing campaign towards KKR at dwelling on April 1. Livingstone, who’s a key member of the Punjab Kings squad for his all-round talents, has not performed aggressive cricket since choosing up the knee damage on his Test debut in Pakistan in December. The 29-year-old had additionally suffered an ankle damage in the course of the Hundred competitors at dwelling final yr.
“He is out of the first game at least as the ECB is conducting scans to determine his fitness status. He should be available from the second game onwards,” an IPL supply advised PTI.
Livingstone on Wednesday posted a video on social media the place he’s seen batting within the nets.
Last yr, he had his greatest ever season within the IPL as he amassed 437 runs in 14 video games at a median of 36.42 and a sensational strike fee of 182.08. He is understood for his big-hitting prowess all world wide and has represented England in 12 ODIs and 29 T20s.
He had additionally picked up six wickets together with his combination of off-spin and leg-break in 2022, when Punjab completed sixth for the fourth season in a row.
Fellow Englishman Sam Curran, the very best paid participant in IPL historical past, has already joined the Punjab squad.
Besides Livingstone, the group will even miss the providers of premier pacer Kagiso Rabada, who will skip the KKR sport attributable to nationwide responsibility. He featured within the remaining T20 between South Africa and West Indies in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Rabada is anticipated to achieve India on April 3, two days forward of the away sport towards Rajasthan Royals.
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