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Liam Livingstone in race against time to regain full-fitness ahead of England’s Super 8 clash vs West Indies

Liam Livingstone in race against time to regain full-fitness ahead of England’s Super 8 clash vs West Indies

Livingstone did not bowl during Monday's England practice in St Lucia, but he did bat for a short while in the nets, according to a report from the BBC.

Before facing the West Indies in their Super 8s match at the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, England are awaiting word on the fitness of all-rounder Liam Livingstone. In Saturday’s victory over Namibia, Livingstone, 30, sustained an injury while batting and was unable to field. He had been a regular presence in all 15 of England’s previous T20 matches.

Livingstone gets a feel of the willow

Livingstone did not bowl during Monday’s England practice in St Lucia, but he did bat for a short while in the nets, according to a report from the BBC. He didn’t take part in range hitting with his teammates and checked back into the hotel for treatment.

Livingstone has only bowled two overs in this tournament, a clean 1-15 in Australia’s Barbados loss, but his leg-spin and off-spin skills have been a vital component of their attack. In his lone other group-stage innings, he made 15 against Australia after scoring 13 off four balls against Namibia.

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In the match between England and the West Indies, who defeated Jos Buttler’s team 3-2 in a series last year, the pitch at the Daren Sammy Stadium is anticipated to be favorable for batters.

It is the same ground where West Indies scored 218 against Afghanistan on Tuesday. Australia had chased 181 against Scotland too, a result which helped England secure a Super Eight spot.

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