Liam Livingstone “Dead Certain” For World Cup Playing Eleven: Eoin Morgan | Cricket News

Legendary England World Cup successful skipper Eoin Morgan mentioned that all-rounder Liam Livingstone is a “dead cert” or a sure starter for England within the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is able to happen from October 5 in India. In the primary ODI of four-match collection between England and New Zealand on Friday, Livingstone smashed 52 in 40 balls with three fours and three sixes throughout an eight-wicket loss to the Kiwis in Cardiff. This included three successive massive hits off pacer Kyle Jamieson.

Livingstone scored simply 100 runs in his six innings at The Hundred, with the perfect rating of 28. But he discovered type at Cardiff, on the proper time simply earlier than the World Cup.

Morgan referred to as Livingstone a “smart cricketer” whose all-round talents make him vital to the crew.

“He is a smart cricketer,” former England white captain Morgan mentioned of Livingstone as quoted by Sky Sports.

“He is a key part of this 50-over team because of his all-round ability. In the field, he is unbelievably good and his ability to bowl both finger spin and wrist spin makes him a dead cert to play every game.”

The all-rounder mentioned that he’s engaged on his bowling to turn into a real all-rounder.

“…I work on my bowling to become a genuine all-rounder. It does not come as naturally to me as batting does,” mentioned Livingstone.

“I have changed a few things with my bowling, it sounds weird but I am in more of a development phase. I only made the change about three weeks ago so hopefully I willl keep getting better and better.”

“It is a technical thing I have been working on to try and get a bit more shape on the ball, to ultimately try and get more wickets and become a bigger threat,” he concluded.

Livingstone in 13 ODIs and 11 innings, has scored 302 runs at a mean of 33.55 and a strike price of over 123. He has scored two half-centuries, with the perfect of 66*.

The second ODI of the four-match collection will happen on Sunday.

England Squad: Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse

New Zealand Squad: Devon Conway, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Ben Lister, Finn Allen.

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