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James Vince wants to play in all formats for England

James Vince wants to play in all formats for England
James Vince will be captaining England Lions in a five match Twenty20 series against Pakistan A in UAE.
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England batsman James Vince, who made an impressive debut in the ongoing Twenty20 International series against Pakistan, has expressed his desire to represent England in all formats of the game.

Vince is currently the highest run-scorer in the ongoing T20I series with 79 runs from two games at an average of 39.50.

Admitting that he is enjoying his opportunity, Vince wants England to go on and complete a 3-0 series victory against Pakistan in the T20I series.

"I was included in the squad last summer, but didn't get the chance to play," the Hampshire man said.

"So it's nice to come out here and get an opportunity.

“I'm enjoying every minute of it. It's been a steady start.

“To come here and win 3-0 would be a great effort, that’s what we’re looking to try and do.” 

After the completion of England's tour of the United Arab Emirates, Vince will stay back to lead England Lions against Pakistan A.

Vince is targeting a good performance for the England Lions in order to stake a claim for a berth in all formats for the national team.

“I am staying on for another three or four weeks to play Pakistan A, so that will be another tough series.

“I get the chance to captain the Lions, so that will be another good experience.

“I’d love to play all formats.

“My first chance has come in Twenty20.

“I hope I can push on, find my way into the 50-over side – and the Test side as well, I hope.” 

In his first ever T20I, Vince played a solid innings of 41 runs to lay a platform after England collapsed to 19 for three within four overs.

Vince also contributed to England's total of 172 in the second game with a knock of 38 runs from 24 balls, hitting three fours and two sixes in the process.

Admitting that it was a nervous start in front of a full stadium in Dubai, Vince said: "I was nervous walking out that first game, in front of a full stadium, but I settled down after a couple of balls and eased into it nicely.”

If England manage to win the third game against Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday, they have a chance to jump up to fourth position in the International Cricket Council T20I rankings.  

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