WATCH: Liam Livingstone injures himself during England’s warm-up game against India

The injury looked grave prima facie as Livingstone was struggling in pain before going out of the ground keeping his injured wrist in regular check. 

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 18 October 2021 11:31 pm

In a big blow to England, Liam Livingstone has injured his left hand while fielding during the Three Lions' warm-up game against India on Monday. He hurt himself while trying to take a catch on the leg side. Livingstone got himself into in an awkward position before the ball could hit him in the area around wrist.

It happened in the 16th over of India's chase bowled by Chris Jordan. Set batter Ishan Kishan hit a length ball to deep mid-wicket where Livingstone was fielding. The player tried to catch the ball in reverse cup, however, it was not at that height. Given the ball dipped onto him, Livingstone hurt his wrist in the process. The injury looked grave prima facie as Livingstone was struggling in pain before going out of the ground keeping his injured wrist in regular check.

Here is the video of the incident:

Soon after the injury, Ishan Kishan was replaced by Suryakumar Yadav. The southpaw went back to the pavilion scoring 70 off 46. His innings was laced with 3 sixes and 7 fours. On the other hand, Livingstone had a decent night before the injury as he contributed with a 30 off 20 in the first innings before returning figures of 1/10 in the two overs he bowled in the game.

In case the injury rules Livingstone out of the ongoing T20 World Cup or he is even rested for a few games, it would be a big blow for England. The right-handed batter is one of the clean hitters of the ball and enjoys an impressive strike rate of 167.47 in T20Is and 144.58 in T20s.

Ishan's 70 helps India beat England by 7 wickets in warm-up game

Ishan Kishan anchored the Indian innings as the Men in Blue registered a 7-wicket win over England in the first warm-up game of the sides in T20 World Cup 2021. Apart from Kishan, KL Rahul also contributed with a classy 51 off 24 with the help of 3 sixes and 6 fours. Rishabh Pant's 29* off 14 towards the end also played a crucial role in taking India home with an six balls to spare as Chris Jordan conceded 23 runs in the penultimate over.