Kyle Abbott believes Hampshire teammate James Vince will benefit from playing more first-class cricket before being called up by England

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KYLE Abbott believes James Vince will benefit from NOT playing for England too soon.

Vince’s former England Under-19 teammates Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes – and county collague Danny Briggs – have already won several senior caps.

It is only a matter of time before the country’s form batsman joins them on the biggest stage.

Vince has 1,046 runs for the season at an average of 80.46 after his career-best 240 in the record-breaking 470-run win against Essex.

He and Abbott may well be in opposition when England tour South Africa in 18 months’ time.

But Hampshire’s overseas star, who made his international debut in all formats last year, provides a reminder that Vince, who was 23 in March, has time on his side. “I know from a personal point of view that it’s frustrating when you’re on the fringes of your national side,” said Abbott, who was 27 yesterday. “You think ‘when am I going to get picked, when am I going to get picked’. “But one thing I’ve learnt is that the longer you keep playing first-class cricket the better you’re going to get and batsmen sometimes get picked a bit early.

“When Vincey does make his debut he won’t struggle at all but [Chris]Rogers and [Mike] Hussey are guys who scored a lot of first-class runs before having a great Test career.

“He’s been talked about for a long time now.

“I first heard about him a few years ago, when Dimi Mascarenhas said to watch out for this kid.

“It was only when I came here that I realised I was playing with him. “He’s been really good and scores at a good rate which is vital.

“He’s one that England will use in the future but if he gets picked in three years’ time he’s going to be better than he is now and will probably have a longer career.”

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10:48am Fri 20 Jun 14

The Wickham Man says...

Good advice. England's young guns have all sparked for an innings or two but then lost form and confidence very quickly. Nick Compton is an example of what can happen if picked too soon.
Good advice. England's young guns have all sparked for an innings or two but then lost form and confidence very quickly. Nick Compton is an example of what can happen if picked too soon. The Wickham Man
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12:27pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Red_Rock says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
Good advice. England's young guns have all sparked for an innings or two but then lost form and confidence very quickly. Nick Compton is an example of what can happen if picked too soon.
Nick Compton was 29 when he made his England debut!
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: Good advice. England's young guns have all sparked for an innings or two but then lost form and confidence very quickly. Nick Compton is an example of what can happen if picked too soon.[/p][/quote]Nick Compton was 29 when he made his England debut! Red_Rock
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5:06pm Sat 21 Jun 14

markodarko29 says...

Yeh you don't want to be picked to early for england against a top bowling attack like Australia or south Africa but against a poor attack like sri Lanka I think Vince would get a shed loads of runs ,I feel sorry for carberry having missed out playing against these pie throwers
Yeh you don't want to be picked to early for england against a top bowling attack like Australia or south Africa but against a poor attack like sri Lanka I think Vince would get a shed loads of runs ,I feel sorry for carberry having missed out playing against these pie throwers markodarko29
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