Liam Livingstone’s match-winning innings shows that he can be the right man to fill crucial middle order role

Liam Livingstone’s match-winning innings shows that he can be the right man to fill crucial middle order role

When Jos Buttler announced his side at the Ageas Bowl today (September 10), there was a surprise in the top five.

With Dawid Malan away following the birth of his second child and Jason Roy still struggling with a back spasm, Liam Livingstone was down to come in at No.5. Only on one occasion has Livingstone batted at five before in an ODI. He scored four against the Netherlands in June last year.

The decision (or necessity) to bump him up was enough to raise a few eyebrows. In his short ODI career, Livingstone has been used as a late-innings basher ready to come in for preferably no longer than the last 15 overs and hit several enormous sixes before being caug

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