James Vince: Hampshire captain eyes T20 challenges ahead

James Vince
James Vince was England's top run-scorer in the T20 series against Pakistan in November

Hampshire captain James Vince hopes his limited-overs exploits in the months ahead will secure his place in England's World Twenty20 squad.

Vince captains the England Lions for a five-match 50-over series against Pakistan A in the UAE this month.

The 24-year-old will then stay on to play for Karachi Kings in the inaugural Pakistan Super League.

"I would love to be part of a World Cup squad and hopefully runs will push my case," he told BBC Radio Solent.

Vince will join England's T20 squad for two games in South Africa in February, prior to the World T20 in India the following month.

He finished as leading run-scorer in their series victory against Pakistan in November, including an innings 41 off 36 balls on his England T20 debut in Dubai.

"I'd have taken being top run-scorer at the start of that series," Vince said. "To play all three games and to contribute to a series win was a great feeling."

But, after his eye-catching performances for the senior side, he struggled for runs in the following Lions series against Pakistan A in December.

"Hopefully I can give a better account of myself in the 50-over stuff, contribute more and score some runs," he added.

"I've got a bit of cricket before joining England in South Africa and I'm hoping Dubai will be great preparation."

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