England’s legendary batsman out of the main tournament, the team got a big blow. The team of Birmingham Phoenix has suffered a major setback in The Hundred Men’s Competition. The team’s veteran all-rounder player Liam Livingstone has been ruled out of the remaining matches due to injury. Livingstone is suffering from an ankle injury and due to this, he will not be able to play in the remaining matches.
Talking about Liam Livingstone, last season he was voted The Hundred’s Most Valuable Player. He played a total of 6 matches so far this season and scored 173 runs at an average of 34.60 and a tremendous strike
rate of 145.37. However, now due to an ankle injury, he will not be able to take part in other matches.
Liam Livingstone reacts to his exit from The Hundred
Liam Livingstone gave this information by tweeting. He expressed grief over being ruled out of the tournament. Livingstone wrote,
Gutted to have been ruled out of @thehundred… a tournament I have loved playing in! I’ll be doing everything I can to be back out there ASAP! But for now I’ll be supporting Birmingham Phoenix from the side! 🧡🧡
— Liam Livingstone (@liaml4893) August 28, 2022
The impact of Liam Livingstone’s exit was immediately visible on the performance of the Birmingham Phoenix. In Sunday’s match, they suffered a crushing defeat against Manchester Originals. Manchester Originals beat Birmingham Phoenix by a massive margin of 79 runs. Batting first, Manchester Originals scored 154 runs in 100 balls for the loss of 6 wickets, in reply Birmingham Phoenix was reduced to 75 runs off 74 balls. On behalf of the team, Will Smed scored 31 runs in only 17 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes but he did not get the support of the rest of the batsmen, and the team lost.