After 17 years, the England cricket team, which is traveling to Pakistan for a Test series, has suffered a significant setback.
Liam Livingstone, the team’s star all-rounder, has been ruled out of the remaining Test series against Pakistan.
The right-handed batter will miss the next two Test matches due to a right knee injury.
On Monday, the England Cricket Board issued a statement and informed Livingstone of his injury.
Due to an injury to his right knee, England Men’s All-Rounder Liam Livingstone will miss the remainder of the Test series against Pakistan.
On Tuesday, he will return to the UK and begin rehabilitation with the Lancashire and ECB medical teams, respectively.
“England have not yet decided whether to call up a replacement,” the ECB stated in its statement.
Livingstone made his debut in a Test match in Rawalpindi during the first match between England and Pakistan.
In England’s massive 657-run performance in the first innings, the star batter scored 9 runs.
On Day 2 of the Test, he fielded on the boundary and injured his right knee.
Livingstone left the field and did not participate in any of England’s bowling during the first innings.
The 29-year-old batted first in the second innings, scoring 7 runs without losing a hit, but he didn’t look 100% fit.
On Sunday, the all-rounder had a scan, which revealed the extent of his injury.
England, on the other hand, have yet to select Livingstone’s replacement.
Mark Wood, England’s speedster, is expected to replace Livingstone after missing the first test with a hip injury.
The two teams will play their second Test on December 9 at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan.
On the other hand, the third and final Test of the tour will begin on December 17 at Karachi’s National Stadium.
The management of the England cricket team announced on Monday that all-rounder Liam Livingstone has sustained a knee injury and will miss the remainder of the tour of Pakistan.
In the ongoing first Test in Rawalpindi, the 29-year-old made his Test debut on Thursday, scoring nine runs and seven not out in England’s two innings.
However, on day two, while fielding, he injured his knee and did not bowl in Pakistan’s first innings.
Livingstone also injured his ankle and missed the T20 series against Pakistan a few months ago.
England has not yet decided whether to call up a replacement.
On Monday, the fifth and final day of the first Test, Pakistan were chasing 343 runs.
Pakistan had a 343-run target to win on a much calmer track at the Pindi Cricket Stadium when their captain Ben Stokes declared their second innings on Sunday.
England has not visited Pakistan since 2005 for security reasons, so this is their first Test tour there.
Two months ago, their T20 team played seven matches in the country, winning 4-3 in the series.
The second and third Tests will be held in Karachi from December 17 to 21 and in Multan from December 9 to 13.