Liam Livingstone confident he can adapt to bat wherever he is asked after England call-up
"To be honest, I don't know where my best batting position is but hopefully that is one of the qualities that I've got, being able to adapt to wherever I'm needed."
By Sam Drury
Last Updated: 11/01/18 4:14pm
Liam Livingstone has admitted that he does not know his best position in the batting order but is ready to adapt to whatever the team need from him following his maiden call-up to the England Test squad.
The newly-appointed Lancashire captain, 24, will join up with Joe Root's men for the two-match New Zealand series in March after impressing in county cricket and for the England Lions over the past two years.
Livingstone will join a squad aiming to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat in the Ashes and is willing to bat in whichever position he is asked to help the team.
"To be perfectly honest, I don't know," he told Sky Sports News when asked his favoured position in the batting order.
"I batted at seven in my first class season and then I went up to three, which I saw as a massive challenge for me and a lot of people saw it as massive challenge for me as well.
"But my stats would say it was quite a successful first season batting at No 3 in county cricket so, to be honest, I don't know where my best batting position is but hopefully that is one of the qualities that I've got, being able to adapt to wherever I'm needed."
The batsman also believes that there is cause for optimism among England supporters despite defeat in the Ashes.
"They've had a very challenging Ashes series but it's still a very talented group of boys and I still think it's a very exciting time for English cricket," he added.
"It's a great time to be joining a very talented group and it's exciting for me. Hopefully, I can get amongst it, get involved, work hard and try and score as many runs as I can in the next couple of months and push for selection."