Michael Vaughan - the captain who masterminded England-s drought-breaking Ashes win in 2005 - believes his former side have missed a trick ahead of their return to Australia next month.
England named a 17-man touring party for the five-match series, which gets underway at The Gabba on December 8, but many believe selectors have opted for a conservative squad.
Already missing world class all-rounder Ben Stokes and towering fast bowler Jofra Archer, Vaughan believes the squad is missing some X-factor.
While England have the world class Joe Root batting at number four, the tourists will arrive in Australia without an established top three.Only opener Rory Burns started the summer and finished at the top of the order, with Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley dropped and replaced by Haseeb Hameed and Dawid Malan.
Vaughan believes to win in Australia, England must be daring and said Liam Livingstone, who has made a name for himself in the short format of the game, including in the Big Bash, would play without fear and potentially be a game-changer with the bat and in the field.
-I personally would have picked Liam Livingstone in the squad,- Vaughan told Fox Cricket-s Road to the Ashes podcast.
-I just think when you go to Australia you need players with ultimate belief in their own ability and I just think Liam Livingstone, he hasn-t played Test match cricket but his first-class record is as good as some of the players that have been getting picked.
-I look at that confidence he breeds, fielding is massive, even if you-re not in the XI, every now and then you need a 12th man and someone who can catch, that-s been a little bit of a downfall of England-s Test match side for a while now.
-I just think he-s got that swagger and that belief in himself that if he did get that opportunity, say Jos Buttler missed out or decided not to come and Jonny Bairstow took the gloves, that number six position, seven position, I-d want a Liam Livingstone style of player.-
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