T20 World Cup: Liam Livingstone is fit and fine, says England captain Eoin Morgan

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England captain Eoin Morgan said that Liam Livingstone has shaken off a finger injury that he sustained in a warm-up match against India.

Liam Livingstone is fit and fine: England captain Eoin Morgan (Twitter Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England all-rounder Liam Livingstone has recovered from a finger injury
  • Liam Livingstone left the field with the little finger on his left hand swollen
  • England face New Zealand in their final warm-up match on Wednesday
England all-rounder Liam Livingstone has recovered from a finger injury that he sustained in a warm-up match against India, captain Eoin Morgan said on Tuesday.

Livingstone left the field with the little finger on his left hand swollen after he dropped a catch at deep midwicket during England’s seven-wicket defeat by India on Monday.

“Liam is fine and fully fit,” Morgan told reporters. “No other problems so far, touch wood.”

Livingstone was named in coach Chris Silverwood’s squad for the World Cup as a replacement for Ben Stokes, who had taken an indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental health while also recovering from a second operation on a broken finger.

England face New Zealand in their final warm-up match on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi before starting their World Cup campaign against defending champions West Indies in Dubai on Saturday.

Morgan said he was impressed with all-rounder Moeen Ali who scored an unbeaten 43 off 20 balls against India.

“Moeen’s been in fine form. He’s been in great form in the Indian Premier League and yesterday he showed great confidence at the wicket,” Morgan said.

“You would have to say, in the form he’s in, he’s a good player we could utilize at any stage of the tournament.”

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