LIAM Livingstone hopes his upcoming stints playing in the Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League will stand him in good stead for the future.

The Lancashire all-rounder is preparing to join Karachi Kings for the PSL, which starts next month, followed by linking up with Rajasthan Royals, who picked him up for £55,000 in the recent IPL action.

Barrow Cricket Club product Livingstone is aiming to use his time playing in the two Twenty20 leagues to keep developing his skills in readiness for his return to Lancashire as they bid to bounce back from relegation in the County Championship.

“I still see myself as someone developing and who is learning,” Livingstone told India’s News Nation. “I hope to get better with time and experience.

“Hopefully, the experience I will gain from playing with the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and straight with the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL will help me learn a lot in a short space of time and make me a better player.”

Livingstone will be joined at the Royals by big-hitting Lancashire team-mate and England international Jos Buttler, and is looking forward to having him around

“Jos will have a massive influence,” said Livingstone.

“I have played club cricket with him for Lancashire and he has been a massive factor in the way we changed our style of cricket in Lancashire.”