Liam Livingstone’s IPL arrival delayed further

Punjab Kings have got their IPL 2023 campaign off to a great start. Winning back-to-back matches against Kolkata and Rajasthan they made a mark. Led by a new captain Shikhar Dhawan, PBKS batters put up clinical performances in both games.

Despite having a great start on the field, PBKS management has a reason to worry. The arrival of Liam Livingstone in India has been delayed. The PBKS management is unsure about when exactly will the English all-rounder join the side.

According to a Cricbuzz report, the 29-year-old could take more than a week to join the team and is expected to arrive in India during mid-April. Livingstone has not regained his fitness yet and has been working on it with his LCCC (Lancashire County Cricket Club) teammates. He has not played competitive cricket since December as he’s been having problems with his knee and ankle.

“Liam’s due to arrive mid-April. He is still working through his rehab on the injury. Livingstone is currently working on his rehab at Old Trafford. He will be in India around April 15, the dates are fluid,” an ECB official was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Despite not being with the side, Livingstone has been extending his support to PBKS through social media posts. However, the management would want the swashbuckling batter to join the team as early as possible. Punjab Kings acquired his services for INR 11.50 crore at the 2023 auction mini-auction and will be hoping that the English cricketer contributes with his all round abilities in the upcoming season.