Li reached the last 32 of five events during the 2015/16 season. One of those was an impressive run at the 2015 UK Championships, where he beat Ricky Walden 6-5 in the last 64.
He reached the last 16 of two world ranking events during the 2014/15 season. The Chinese potter won three matches at the International Championship, including a stunning 6-1 victory over John Higgins before his progress was ended by Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Li enjoyed a superb run to the final of an Asian Tour event in 2013 – beating Robert Milkins in the semis -and looked set for the title when he led Stuart Bingham 3-1, only for his opponent to fight back to win 4-3.
His first spell on the main tour came after he won the Asian Under-21 Championship in 2008.