Liam Livingstone targets all-round improvement after 'bubble' experience
The 27-year-old wants to improve his all-round game after working heavily on spin in the 'bio-secure bubble' at The Ageas Bowl
Liam Livingstone is targeting the all-round improvements that will make him a 'desired cricketer' on the international stage after returning from the Ageas Bowl to the Lancashire fold.
After spending three weeks in the Hilton inside the ground at Hampshire, the Lancashire man believes he has emerged as a better cricketer.
He has worked intensively alongside Claude Henderson, England's bowling coach for the Royal London One-Day International series against Ireland, to improve his spin options in all forms of the game.
“It’s a big thing for me. It gives the team great options if you have a batsman at four that’s a spinner as somebody who can hold up an end and take a few wickets," he said, speaking at the close of play on the abandoned Day Two of Lancashire vs Nottinghamshire.
“I’m not going to be a spinner that runs through a team but it gives us great options, especially in red ball cricket. To be able to play an extra seamer gives you 12 players to play with.
“In white ball cricket, I want to try and make myself an all-rounder. If you look at opportunities around the world and even with England, if you can offer a little bit with the ball as well as being a batter and being able to field, it makes you a much more desired cricketer.
“It’s something I’ve been working really hard on and something I enjoy. I enjoy the challenge of trying to improve and hopefully make myself into off-spin or leg-spin – it’s something not many people can do."
Livingstone also discussed making his mark at England level and keeping himself busy in the bubble environment.
Watch below for the full interview.