England’s Liam Livingstone has ‘great confidence in being a match winner’ ahead of the T20 semi-final
Liam Livingstone has “ great confidence in being a match winner ” as the England hitter hopes to lead his team to the final of the T20 World Cup when he faces New Zealand.
- Liam Livingstone has been a star during England’s race to the T20 semi-finals
- The batter now hopes to be able to produce a great match-winning display of scoring.
- Livingstone admits that he has tried to learn from his teammates and other stars.
It must be a struggle to find a blank page in the passport of Liam Livingstone, who in recent years has racked up thousands of air miles, going from a white ball competition to a white ball competition in his quest to become the best player. cricket that I can. be.
Now, wait, that experience can help England to success in the T20 World Cup.
The 28-year-old has spent more than 300 nights last year in bubbles and hotel rooms while playing for England, Lancashire, Birmingham Phoenix, Rajasthan Royals, Peshawar Zalmi and Perth Scorchers. Livingstone insists that he is living his dream, but it has been difficult at times.
Liam Livingstone has been one of the stars of England who reached the semifinals of the T20 World Cup
The batsman has the confidence to fire England towards the final when he faces New Zealand.
“ From the outside, it probably looks like a cool lifestyle and, don’t get me wrong, we are so blessed, ” Livingstone says. Sportsmail Abu Dhabi ahead of Wednesday’s clash in New Zealand.
“We play for our country and, as children, it is what we dreamed of doing. But sometimes it gets really difficult. And there have been times when it has been a struggle for me. ‘
One of the challenges Livingstone has faced is dealing with advice overload and knowing what to look out for on his different sides of the T20. ‘You go into so many environments and there are so many different voices that say, “Do this, do that.” It is up to us to filter what we don’t need.
“Cricket is a simple game that sometimes gets too complicated by overthinking. You gain knowledge and experience through the time you spend with world-class players.
Livingstone admits that he has been trying to learn from other stars, including Jos Buttler.
“It’s about trying to incorporate things that Jos Buttler does well, things that Ben Stokes does well, things that Steve Smith does well or whoever, but also knowing that Liam Livingstone as a cricketer has his strengths.”
One of those strengths is being able to reach six. “I know if I hit enough, I can take the game away from the opponents,” says Livingstone.
Hitting the ball from the ground has become a habit for England’s T20 star of the year.
“Knowing that I am a winner of a match gives me great confidence,” he says. “We are playing an elite sport and you must have confidence in your ability to be able to come in and win games for England. Hopefully the semi-finals or the final will come, I have a chance to do that. ‘