Liam Livingstone, a flamboyant all-rounder for England, was on Monday informed that he would not be able to participate in the current Test series in Pakistan. He will now begin his recovery from a chronic knee injury by travelling home. Check out complete details about it below.
When Livingstone sustained the injury on the boundary line on the second day of the game, he was unable to continue playing in the match. Livingstone had made his Test debut here in the first game of the series.
The successor for Livingstone has not yet been chosen, according to an England team official.
Due to his aggressive batting and ability to bowl leg-spinners, Livingstone was chosen for the touring team because England only had three specialist bowlers going into the Test.
The extent of the damage, according to the official, was discovered during a scan on Sunday morning (day four of the match). On Tuesday, he will return to the UK and start a rehabilitation programme under the guidance of the ECB and the medical staff from Lancashire.
Livingstone also returned to the white ball team for the World Cup in Australia after receiving treatment for the same knee issue.
Prior to the start of the second Test in Multan later this week, Pakistan has already lost fast bowler Haris Rauf to an injury.
Haris suffered an injury while fielding.
Liam Stephen Livingstone, an English cricketer who represents both Lancashire and England, was born on August 4, 1993. Livingstone is a right-handed spin bowler and hitter who is skilled at both right-arm leg and off spin. He debuted for Lancashire in a Twenty20 match against Leicestershire in May 2015. In the first round of The Hundred, held by the ECB, he was named Most Valuable Player.