James Vince eyes World Cup chance after Hale’s omission
England batsman James Vince looks to make the best use of the opportunity to be settled in the England’s opening batsman slot that he gets on the omission of Alex Hales. Alex Hales was left out from the World Cup squad after he failed in a drug test.
It’s totally a dream for Vince as he would surely never think of to be in the World Cup squad after he failed to make it at the beginning. But the withdrawal of the opening batsman Alex Hales from the squad opens an opening slot which will surely be filled up by the Hampshire captain, James Vince.
Vince hit an outstanding 190-run innings against Gloucestershire in the Royal London One Day Cup recently. It was Hampshire’s highest List A score and it came on a day when the news of Alex Hales failure in the drug test just burst out. No time could be better to play this kind of innings surely. And eventually, he was called as a backup for Hales immediately.
“It was truly great timing to get 190 that day,” Vince said ahead of the second ODI against Pakistan. “In the event that Alex was here I don’t think I’d be here at this point. It has given me a chance. Presently the plan is to get a game or two and get a few runs and drive my case in front of the World Cup.
“In the white-ball stuff, I’ve been in and out and secured when folks have been injured. I’ve not so much had a gigantic measure of matches straight however that is the nature of international cricket.
“It’s the idea of the manner in which the white-ball side has gone throughout the last three or four years, as well. They’ve played some superb cricket and got to No. 1 in the world, so it’s been an intense group to break into. When I have had openings it’s been to fly in for a game realizing that when the main folks are fit I’d be out of the side again except if I accomplished something astounding.
“Everything I can do is my best when I do get a chance to wear the shirt and attempt to constrain my path right off the bat into turning into becoming a regular in the squad and afterward accepting open doors whenever possible. It just takes injury or something and I could get a run of games. My responsibility is to be as prepared as possible,” he added.
It’s surely a golden opportunity for Vince who didn’t get many chance to flourish his rich talent in the England team. Hales played just 8 ODIs and scored 149 runs with the average of 24.83 including one half-century against Sri Lanka.