Punjab Kings will begin their IPL marketing campaign towards KKR at residence on 1st April.
Livingstone, who’s a key member of the Punjab Kings squad for his all-round skills, has not performed aggressive cricket since struggling a knee harm on his Check debut in Pakistan in December.
The 29-year-old additionally suffered an ankle harm through the Hundred competitors at residence final 12 months.
An IPL supply instructed PTI, “He’s out for at the least the primary match because the ECB is conducting scans to determine his health standing.” He needs to be obtainable from the second match onwards.
Livingstone on Wednesday posted a video on social media wherein he’s seen batting within the nets.
Final 12 months, he had his finest season to date within the IPL as he scored 437 runs in 14 matches at a mean of 36.42 and a formidable strike price of 182.08. He’s recognized world wide for his big-hitting and has represented England in 12 ODIs and 29 T20Is.
He additionally took six wickets in 2022 together with his mixture of off-spin and leg-breaks as Punjab completed sixth for the fourth consecutive season.
England teammate Sam Curran, the very best paid participant in IPL historical past, has already joined the Punjab squad.
Other than Livingstone, the crew may also miss premier pacer Kagiso Rabada, who will probably be skipping the KKR recreation resulting from nationwide obligation. He performed within the final T20 match between South Africa and West Indies in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Rabada is anticipated to succeed in India on April 3, two days earlier than the match towards Rajasthan Royals.