The tale behind the rise of talented English batsman James Vince has been very inspiring. The Hampshire batsman has toiled hard in the domestic circuit for England, and amassed a lot of runs, before finally getting his chance for England. And on getting the opportunity, Vince has simply made the most of it as he performed terrifically against Pakistan in the recently concluded T20I series.
“It’s probably come at a good time,” Vince said “Maybe a couple of years ago I wouldn’t have been ready for it, so the fact I’ve had to wait a bit has probably helped. “I know my game a bit better. I haven’t made massive adjustments technique-wise – it’s just playing more cricket, becoming more experienced. I was nervous walking out in that first game, in front of quite a full stadium. But I settled down after a couple of balls, and eased into it quite nicely. It would have been nice to go on and get a bigger score, but I would have taken it at the start of the series, definitely.”
Due to his batting style and technique, Vince has often been compared to former England captain Michael Vaughan. “Lots of people have said it, so I guess there must be some similarities,” Vince said. “It’s a nice comparison. He’s obviously a great player. I’d love to play all formats. My first chance has come in T20, so hopefully I can find my way into the 50-over side, and then hopefully the Test side as well,” said Vince.