Nasser Hussain feels that Liam Livingstone has staked a claim to fill the middle-order void in the limited-overs side. He scored a quickfire 36 of 31 balls but fell short of the daunting target. But Hussain feels that he has been the silver lining of the 2-1 series defeat.
“People will wake up tomorrow and it’ll be ‘England lost the 20 and 50-over series’,” said Hussain. “In fact, I think they have got much more out of the white-ball series than the Test series. They have learnt a lot about players. They are looking for a right-hander in the middle order and, with Liam Livingstone, and especially the way Sam Curran has played towards the end – there are more options.”
Hussain also praised Reece Topley for his performance in the series as well as Sam Curran for his quickfire 95 from 83 balls in the final game. He especially praised Reece Topley for his bowling at the death. Topley is suffering from back problems and looked sore after playing two games in the space of three days.