Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

In-Form Vince Faces a Fight for T20 Place ; Cricket

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

In-Form Vince Faces a Fight for T20 Place ; Cricket

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JAMES Vince has made a near-perfect start to his international career, yet faces a battle to retain his place as England gear up for the ICC World Twenty20.

The Hampshire captain was England's man-of-the-series in their 3- 0 victory in the shortest format over Pakistan before Christmas.

Others, however, are still ahead of him at the top of the order as he rejoins the squad preparing initially for two matches in South Africa and then to travel to India next month.

Vince is set to play against South Africa A in today's only warm- up fixture, but only because England will again rest Joe Root and possibly the in-form Alex Hales too.

That leaves Vince in a potential Paarl'bat-off' with Jason Roy, widely considered Hales' sure-fire World Twenty20 opening partner but who finished England's 3-2 ODI series defeat against South Africa with only 48 runs in his last four innings. …

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