LIAM Livingstone is enjoying the opportunity to be learning from some of the world's top players during his spell in the Indian Premier League.

The Barrow Cricket Club product made his bow in the tournament for Rajasthan Royals last Saturday, having been made to bide his time for the team's first six matches.

Livingstone has been putting that time to good use though, tapping into the knowledge of the likes of Lancashire team-mate and England batsman Jos Buttler and fellow Cumbrian Ben Stokes who are playing for Rajasthan as well.

"The learning never ends," said Livingstone.

"I am spending time with a lot of talented players like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer.

"It’s amazing to be sharing a dressing room with them and taking in so much."

The big-hitting all-rounder's first experience of the IPL saw him finish on the winning team as the Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by four wickets.

Livingstone savoured the atmosphere at the Wankhede Stadium for the match and is delighted to have the opportunity to be involved.

"The atmosphere was obviously amazing," said Livingstone.

"This crowd is something else, their energy is so high. It feels great to be part of such a big tournament."

Rajasthan are back in action this afternoon when they travel to play Kings XI Punjab in Chandigarh, followed by facing the Indians at home on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Livingstone's Lancashire team-mates began their Specsavers County Championship Division campaign with a seven-wicket win over Middlesex and Lord's.

A career-best bowling performance from Australian spinner Glenn Maxwell, who took five for 40, helped secure the victory.