OK, the tongue may be firmly in cheek here, and it is Twenty20 cricket that we Test lovers really should be anxious about, but that should not hide any kernels of truth, with this part of the winter always representing England's likeliest prospect of success.
And the identity of one of his mentors is well known to England fans: Kevin Pietersen.
He has been named in the T20 squad for the tri-series with Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Test series against the latter which takes place in March.
"I get on really well with Glenn and it was good to catch up and have a chat".
Even if it was just against a youthful Cricket Australia XI, England's nine fresh limited-overs faces appeared to rejuvenate the side as they cruised to a five-wicket victory on Thursday at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval.
Should Livingstone play in New Zealand, Livingstone would become the first Cumbrian player to represent his country in Test cricket since Norman Gifford gained the last of his 15 caps, also against New Zealand, in June 1973.
"As a kid, I always wanted to play Test cricket and I'm determined to take my chance if I get an opportunity in New Zealand".
"He is a highly-talented batsman and has shown that over the last two years while playing First-Class cricket".
Vince averaged 26.88 batting at number three in the Ashes and opener Stoneman averaged 25.77.
"It's great news for the Club too and credit must go to the Lancashire pathway and age-group system".
National selector James Whitaker told the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) website: "All three players [Gary Ballance, Jake Ball, Tom Curran] have worked hard on the recent Ashes tour".
Inclusion in the squad for New Zealand is vindication for Livingstone's decision to spend a second winter away with the Lions rather than exploring the range of short-term T20 stints now available through the English winter.
Those qualities are not the only pre-requisites for success in Test cricket, of course, but Bayliss - along with assistant coach Paul Farbrace and captain Eoin Morgan - have turned England into a formidable white-ball unit. We are particularly impressed with the way he bats against spin and is equally adept against the seamers.