Rajasthan Royals are with out their star English trio of Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler for the second part of the IPL 2021 season, however in Liam Livingstone, who is about to make his debut towards Punjab Kings on Tuesday, they’ve a worthy substitute.
A batting all-rounder who’s having fun with the perfect season of his profession to this point this yr, Livingstone is a damaging batsman who has near 350 total sixes to his title throughout codecs. He had been purchased by Rajasthan Royals within the 2021 public sale for Rs 75 lakh, however didn’t get a sport within the first half of the season.
Nevertheless, Livingstone has since been within the type of his life, incomes him a call-up to the England facet for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He was the largest six-hitter in The Hundred 2021, with 27 sixes through the competitors, together with ten in a single match. He was the main run-scorer (348) within the match as nicely.
England’s batting has been a shambles for some time. It’s time to vary. No means ANYONE will be worse! 🤢
NO CHANCE!!!! 🤷🏻♂️https://t.co/mHKGEWaURK
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) August 18, 2021
The pitches within the first two matches because the restart haven’t been ‘low and gradual’, seamers have as an alternative discovered bounce and swing, situations which is able to assist Livingstone’s power-hitting, which he calls his ‘tremendous power’.
The Royals, who received three video games out of seven and now sit in fifth place, can be hoping Livingstone’s explosive debut can provide them the spark to offer them the knockout punch they often lacked of their matches earlier this yr.
Possible XI — Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya