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Due to a knee injury, England’s Liam Livingstone won’t be able to play in any further of the Test matches being played in Pakistan for the first time since 2005

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The all-rounder from England was presented with his first Test cap by Michael Atherton before the start of day one’s play in Rawalpindi. However, the all-rounder suffered an injury during the first innings and has not been able to bowl in the match since then.

On Tuesday, Livingstone will go back to the United Kingdom to begin his rehabilitation with the medical staffs of Lancashire and the England and Wales Cricket Board. The decision on whether or not England will call up a replacement for the 29-year-old has not yet been made.

It was a setback for captain Ben Stokes, who had originally put leg-spinner Liam Livingstone ahead of off-spinner Will Jacks in his starting XI because Livingstone can bowl both off-spin and leg-spin.

However, Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes didn’t get better in time from a virus that hit 13 to 14 people in the visiting party the day before the game, so both players had to play.

Livingstone has not been on the field for the entirety of the match, and Keaton Jennings has taken his place as the outfielder who is subbing in.

Even though he batted in the second innings and scored seven runs without getting out, he was clearly stumbling between the wickets and did not look comfortable.

Teenager Rehan Ahmed, who does not yet have a cap for England, is included on the team’s roster as a cover with the ball.

CricAdda News will broadcast all of England’s remaining two Test matches in Pakistan, which will take place in Multan (December 9–13) and Karachi (December 17–21).

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