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James Vince insists he will transform his England reputation from unfulfilled talent to full-blown heavy run scorer

JAMES VINCE believes he can transform his England reputation from unfulfilled talent to full-blown heavy run scorer.

Hampshires captain has flattered to deceive since arriving on the international scene four years ago.

Hampshires captain has flattered to deceive since arriving on the international scene four years ago

But, with big names resting from the five Twenty20 matches against New Zealand, Vince has a chance to flourish and prove his worth.

He started superbly here yesterday with 59 off 38 balls as England swept to a seven-wicket victory over the Kiwis with nine balls to spare.

Vince, 28, averages 24 in Tests and one-dayers but that figure rises to 32 in T20 matches for his country.

So he has a valid shout to be in the frame for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia a year from now.

With Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali missing here, and Alex Hales frozen out after his drugs indiscretions, Vince can advance his claims.

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He said: The one-day teams have been so successful that its tough to break into the first XI. I try to push my case with chances like this.

Trying to establish myself in at least one of the formats is the goal. Its difficult to know where I stand.

They are giving young guys a go and Im not that young any more but I still have a few years left.

Vince registered his first T20 half-century for England, who gave debuts to bowler Pat Brown and all-rounder Lewis Gregory.

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Surreys Sam Curran also played his first T20 international.

Rested Stokes is staying with his parents nearby and watched the Kiwis restricted to 153-5 as England coasted to victory in Chris Silverwoods first international match.

Vince added: Being experienced in domestic cricket, I feel some responsibility to bring on the young guys. Confidence is high.

Vince averages 24 in Tests and one-dayers but that figure rises to 32 in T20 matches for his country

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