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England's Liam Livingstone passes fitness test

Liam Livingstone is set for a England Test debut
Liam Livingstone is set for a England Test debut
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England batsman Liam Livingstone has made sufficient recovery from an ankle injury and will head to New Zealand to join the squad ahead of the Test series against the Black Caps.

The 24-year-old, who has picked six wickets and scored 70 runs in the two first-class games against West Indies A sustained the blow while training ahead of the third game of the series and returned home for further assessment.

Livingstone was tested on a grass pitch facing the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad at Edgbaston on Sunday during which he showed no discomfort.

Livingstone along with the other England Test squad members will head to Hamilton on 9th March ahead of the first Test to be played at Eden Park in Auckland on 22nd March which will also be a day-night encounter.

The second and final Test will kick-off on 30th March at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

England squad:

Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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