Livingstone adds to England T20 World Cup injury concerns – Latest News – The Nation ThePipaNews



Liam Livingstone has joined a significant list of England fitness concerns ahead of October’s World Twenty20 in Australia, having been ruled out of the remainder of the century with an ankle injury.

Birmingham Phoenix have announced that hard-hitting batsman and spin bowler Livingstone, the top run-scorer and most valuable player in last year’s inaugural edition, will miss their final two group games of the season and any knockout ties.

The 29-year-old said on Twitter: “Got out of @thehundred… a tournament I would have loved to play in! I will do everything to get back there as soon as possible! But for now, I’ll be supporting Birmingham Phoenix from the sidelines!”

The extent of his injury is still unclear, but England’s T20 series against Pakistan in Karachi is just three-and-a-half weeks away.

England’s white-ball captain Jos Buttler is unlikely to play in all seven matches with a calf injury that has forced him to withdraw from the Hundred.

England opening batsman Jason Roy has withdrawn from the Oval Invincibles’ win over London Spirit on Saturday with back spasms.

Fast bowlers Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills have recently been suffering from finger and foot problems respectively, while their colleagues Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Shakib Mahmood are long-term absentees due to injuries.


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