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T20 World Cup 2021: England may suffer a setback in the first match

By Arjit - October 19, 2021 - Last updated on Dec 04, 2021 11:14 AM T20 World Cup 2021: England may suffer a setback in the first match

T20 World Cup 2021: England may suffer a setback in the first match, star batsman Livingstone injured

T20 World Cup 2021: Englands Liam Livingstone got injured in the warm-up match played against India. It is difficult for him to be included in the match against West Indies on 23 October. He injured his finger during the practice match against India.

T20 World Cup 2021, Livingstone injured

The warm-up match between India and England was played in Dubai on Monday in which Team India defeated the English team by seven wickets. In this practice match, England all-rounder Liam Livingstone, performing all-round, scored 30 runs in 20 balls and also took a wicket. But Englands troubles escalated when Livingstone suffered an injury while fielding. England will play their first match in the World Cup against West Indies on 23 October. According to the news, it is difficult for him to play in the match against the Caribbean team.

Englands tension may increase

Livingstone is known to bat very well. His injury could add to Englands troubles. England have been placed in Super 12 Group 1 where they play their first match against West Indies on 23 October. Livingstone is considered a key player for England in the short format. He has the ability to perform brilliantly with the ball and the bat. If he does not play in one or two matches due to injury, then it can affect the team.

India beat by seven wickets in a warm-up match

On the other hand, if we talk about the warm-up match, then India defeated England by seven wickets. Team India won the toss and fielded first. England, batting aggressively, scored 188 runs for 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Jonny Bairstow scored 49 and Moeen Ali scored 43 not out for England. Apart from this, 20 runs came off Livingstones bat. For India, Mohammad all took the most three wickets.

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Whereas, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahlu Chahal got one wicket each. After this, the target of 189 runs was completed by India at the loss of three wickets in 19 overs. For India, KL Rahul scored 51, Ishan Kishan 70 and Rishabh Pant scored 29 runs.

Will Livingstone be able to play the next match?

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