RR's Liam Livingstone not bothered being a 'T20 nomad'

back icon
safari
16 Sep 2021 | 10:43 AM
authorcricket.com staff

RR's Liam Livingstone not bothered being a 'T20 nomad'

England batsman Liam Livingstone has rejoined Rajasthan Royals after withdrawing from the first leg due to bubble fatigue

Liam Livingstone is currently one of the most exciting batsmen in world cricket for his hitting abilities. The England batsman featured in the Big Bash League and Pakistan Super League this year and he back in the IPL 2021 with Rajasthan Royals after opting out of the first phase in April due to bubble fatigue.

The 28-year old is yet to make his Test debut for England, but is fine with going around the world, playing in T20 leagues.

"Yes absolutely (on being a T20 nomad). In world of cricket, you now have two routes. If you can't make it as a red ball cricketer, you still can travel the world and be part of a lot of franchise competitions," Livingstone told PTI in an interview.

Livingstone comes off blazing performances in The Hundred as he helped Birmingham Phoenix reach the inaugural final and hopes to play franchise cricket for a long time.

"Hopefully in the next few years, I can travel the world and play in franchise league cricket. The best part is to come back again and again for the same franchises, create a fan base of yours and also create friendships that last a lifetime. Hopefully, I can do that in franchise cricket for years," he said.

When quizzed about his aim to play red-ball cricket, Livingstone said: "I haven't had as much opportunity as I would have liked and I still have the dreams of playing Test cricket but with our schedule these days, there isn't too much time to play red ball cricket which is a shame. My strength has become white ball cricket and in these days, you stick to your strength. Hopefully, one day I will fulfil my dream of playing Test cricket. I withdrew from bubble life as I wasn't fresh last time"

Livingstone feels he is ready to go in the UAE leg of the IPL after spending time at home.

"Last time was very different as we were stuck in a hotel room in Mumbai and I was already five to six months away from home during the winters. This is different as I have spent a lot of time over at home during the last few months and it was nice to get refreshed," he explained.

He also felt that lesser restrictions in Dubai make things easier.

"I feel a lot more fresher than what I did last time. Also, in Dubai, we have got a little more outdoor space and guess we can do a little bit more getting out than what we could have done in the middle of Mumbai.

"...Hopefully, I can perform for Royals and take the team to the play-offs," added Livingstone about his franchise which is fifth on the table with six points from seven games.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Indian Premier League, 2021Rajasthan RoyalsLiam Livingstone

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Livingstone's bowling abilities key for England, says Roy
England opener Jason Roy felt Liam Livingstone's spin abilities are going to be key for the team in T20 World Cup
usercricket.com staff
27 Oct 2021
safari
NEWS
Whatever role I'm given, I'm hopefully going to do well: Moeen Ali
The 34-year-old said he enjoyed batting up the order for CSK but knows that won’t be the case with England
usercricket.com staff
19 Oct 2021
safari
REPORT
Livingstone fires Phoenix into Hundred final
Birmingham are now guaranteed to take the top spot, meaning they go directly into Saturday's final at Lord's
userAFP
18 Aug 2021
safari
REPORT
A record total hands Pakistan their first win on the tour
Babar Azam continued his good form as Livingstone's ton went in vain
usercricket.com staff
17 Jul 2021
safari
NEWS
Livingstone returns home citing bubble fatigue
RR lose yet another overseas cricketer from their IPL 2021 campaign
usercricket.com staff
20 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
BCCI may provide Dukes balls if India's Test stars want red ball net sessions during IPL
India are travelling to England for the World Test Championship final and the five-Test series against the hosts
userPTI
08 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
For first time in my career, I feel ready for international cricket: Livingstone
The 27-year-old was bought back by Rajasthan Royals in the recently held IPL auction and is looking forward to adding to his four games he played in the 2019 edition
userPTI
10 Mar 2021
safari
INTERVIEW
There is no secret that I look up to Jadeja: Ashton Agar
The left-arm spinner answered various questions from his home in Perth where he is currently in lockdown
userCricket.com staff
18 May 2020
safari
INTERVIEW
Head backs Adelaide Oval to host all Test matches against India
South Australia's middle-order batsman speaks on the upcoming series against India, quarantining, Adelaide Strikers and more in this interview
userCricket.com staff
14 May 2020
safari
INTERVIEW
Bowling with the group we've at the moment is special: Josh Hazlewood
The Aussie pacer in an interview spoke about the current coronavirus situation, on CA's financial health, his T20 ambitions and more
userCricket.com staff
20 Apr 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved