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Liam Livingstone eyes England appearance after three-year hiatus

Liam Livingstone eyes England appearance after three-year hiatus

The Lancashire all-rounder says he is a different person and player to the one that debuted against South Africa in IT20 cricket back in 2017

Liam Livingstone says he comes back into the international fold more experienced and as a better player ahead of England's tour of South Africa.

The squad are due to depart today (Monday 16 November) for Cape Town ahead of the limited-overs series against the Proteas.

Livingstone was named in the One-Day International squad alongside Lancashire team-mate Jos Buttler, who is also involved in the three-match ODI series.

Despite not featuring for England during the summer, Livingstone trained alongside the national team in the 'bio-secure bubble' and impressed on his return to Vitality Blast action with the Red Rose.

His last international appearance came in 2017, an IT20 against the same opposition, but he has since become a sought after prospect in worldwide T20 cricket following spells with Rajasthan Royals (India), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Peshawar Zalmi (Pakistan) and Cape Town Blitz (South Africa).

"I think it's more me as a person who has changed since then, I was still only 18 months into a professional cricket career," the right-hander said.

"Since then I've played in franchise competitions around the world. I've played in the IPL and played in a full Big Bash.

"My game has moved on and improved, but the biggest change I hope I have changed is me as a person."

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