England’s opening batsman James Vince ensured England a victory as the right-handed batsman stoked 59 off just 38 balls in the 1st T20I match against New Zealand at Christchurch. Vince was named man of the match award for his clinical performance. He wants to build on this performance and aim for the T20I World Cup next year.
"The side's been so successful and dominant over the last three or four years, it's a tough first XI to break into,'' Vince said. "But any opportunities like this to push my case and hopefully try to be part of the squad, as I was this summer for the World Cup, is my aim. "With some of the main guys missing, it would be nice to get a bit of a run in the side, post some scores and make some match-winning contributions” he added.
Vince, despite being capped in all 3 formats, has not been able to strengthen his position in the English side. The right-handed batsman replaced Alex Hales in England’s limited-overs side after his controversial break from cricket.
Vince played 3 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 games for England in place of injured Jason Roy. But now he is thinking on a long-term basis for England and wants to capitalize on his form.