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Livingstone ends landmark summer with award

Livingstone ends landmark summer with award

Liam Livingstone has enjoyed a summer to remember on both the international and domestic stage, and he can now add the Vitality IT20 Men’s Player of the Summer award to his list of achievements.

Having only appeared in two IT20 fixtures before 2021, the all-rounder has not been fazed on the biggest stage, appearing in all six of England’s 20-over games this summer and scoring 92.4 MVP points which was well clear of Chris Jordan (57.8) in second position.

The 28-year-old scored more batting MVP points (64.4) than any other player accumulated in total, thanks in no small part to a majestic 103 from 43 balls made during England’s first IT20 against Pakistan on 16 July – the fastest IT20 century ever by an England player.

In total, Livingstone scored 190 IT20 runs at an average of 47.5 and with a strike rate of 183 across the international schedule. His form helped England to an impressive return of five wins from six fixtures, meaning he also added five bonus MVP points to his tally.

Having been named the Vitality IT20 Men’s Player of the Summer, Livingstone has put himself firmly in the frame for selection at the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which gets underway in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October.

Vitality IT20 Men’s Player of the Summer, Liam Livingstone, said: “I want to say a big thank you to Vitality for giving me the IT20 Men’s Player of the Summer award. I feel like I’ve had a great summer and I’ve really been able to enjoy my cricket again.

“I’ve really enjoyed being back amongst the England boys and we’ve played some really good cricket. Hopefully we can carry that on into the World Cup in the coming months!”

Livingstone follows in the footsteps of 2020 recipient Dawid Malan in winning the main international men’s T20 award at the cinch PCA Awards.

The Barrow-born all-rounder joins Scott Borthwick (Royal London Cup Player of the Year) and Joe Root (LV= Insurance Test Player of the Summer) in having picked up a men’s cinch PCA Award this season.

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