India vs England 2020-21 – Liam Livingstone ready to prove his maturity after long-awaited England recall

As if England were not already rammed with batting options in their T20I squad, the recall of Liam Livingstone for this week’s five-match series in India is a further reminder to the incumbents to take nothing for granted in the lead-up to November’s T20 World Cup.

Livingstone may not have played for England since an ill-starred pair of T20Is against South Africa in 2017. But, with England making a point of selecting their strongest available squad for a series that may replicate the conditions that they face at the World Cup seven months from now, it’s clear that his time, at the age of 27, may finally be drawing nigh.

“For the first time in my career I feel like I belong in this environment and it’s good to be back,” Livingstone said. “I was pretty immature before and I’m a much different person now, and even more so as a player.”