England the versatile Liam Livingstone made a compelling case to be named in the group for the T20 World Cup later this year. Liam Livingstone hit a hundred winds against Pakistan in the first of the three T20Is in Nottingham on Friday. Veteran seam bowler Stuart Broad feels Livingstone has made an irrefutable case for the global event.
Liam Livingstone got the fold after Moeen Ali took the deep center wicket, leaving England three behind for 50 in the pursuit of a steep chase of 233. The right-handed batsman took the bowlers of Pakistan by the sword from the start. England’s fastest fifty of 18 balls. Livingstone scored three figures in its 42nd episode, scoring a record century for the Three Lions in the shortest format.
But he left for 103 in the next ball, when England fell 31 runs off target. Stuart Broad said Liam Livingstone, who hit nine sixes during his 62-ball, would likely force himself into the squad and believes fans will see a lot of him in the future. The 34-year-old underlines that Livingstone can even hit good balls for sixes and that English senior players are looking for players like him, who can do special things.
“He could have forced himself with a performance like that in the T20 World Cup. I think we will see a lot more of him in white ball cricket for England in the future. He has such power, and can hit good balls for six. That’s what Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler want in the locker room – people who can play turns like that, ” Broadly stated as quoted by Sky Sports.
It was one of those beats you really play once in a lifetime: Stuart Broad
Stuart Broad remarked that it was a cruel blow when Livingstone hit the ball clean from the moment he arrived at the crease. The right-arm seam bowler, who only plays Tests, said the 27-year-old comfortably cleared the ropes and played one of his best innings at the international arena.
“It was cruel. He hit it beautifully from the moment he entered – against seam, against twist. He hit nine sixes and they all cleaned the rope. It was one of those beats that you really play once in a lifetime, so doing it so early in his international career is incredible. ” he added.