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Jordan Supports James Vince for the WC call, after an impressive start in the Hundreds

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James Vince was absolutely stunning as he smashed 71 runs (n/o) of just 41 balls against the Welsh Fire. Vince has been in terrific form in the white ball cricket. The Hundreds’ innings was nothing, but a proof of his ongoing form. Presently, Vince is enjoying the top scorer’s position for his team Vitality Blast. Not only that, it also enhanced his chance to get selected in the England International team.

The English all rounder lauds his teammate Vince for the outstanding performance. Jordan marked the innings as a “class act”, and it helped the defending champions to win comfortably against Welsh Fire, by 9 wickets.

Regarding James Vince, Jordan said,

“He must have as good a chance of anyone [breaking into the England T20 World Cup squad]. He has been in consistent form all summer.”

Jordan further said,

“I’m not sure if you ask him whether he’ll be thinking about that at the moment as he’s concentrating on Southern Brave but whatever comes on the back of that, comes on the back of it.”

James Vince is a very good leader: Jordan

Chris Jordan lauds Vince’s leadership skills too. He added,

“Vincey is a very good leader and a top guy. He’s so easy on the eye, especially when he plays that lovely cover drive. He’s always a couple of steps ahead of the game. All the moves he makes seem to land.”

Southern Brave’s comprehensive win will let both the men and women’s team to maintain their 100 percent home record. Jordan made it clear that, they aren’t too hyped with their two consecutive winners’ medals He said:

“It’s a great feeling to start with a home win. Last year the support was amazing and it was great to see people come out in their numbers for the first season and also to put on a decent show for them. Hopefully, we can build some momentum from that.

“Having won it last year having not had a good start, we really wanted to have a good start this year. It is a good benchmark we set tonight.

He added,

“We have a lot of belief in our own squad but cricket is still played on the day. We still need to respect our opponents and keep our feet firmly on the ground. We’ll take it a game at a time and see where we get to.”

Duckett to continue being aggressive with the bat

Welsh Fire player Ben Duckett accepted that starting the campaign by playing Brave at the Ageas Bowl is quite a tough job. However, Duckett has been thw highest scorer for his team that day. He scored valuable 40 runs, but couldn’t assure the win.

However, the ex-skipper vowed that their side will stay positive with the bat. Nevertheless, they lost three early wickets in the power play. This happened in their first home match against Oval on Sunday.

Duckett said,

“I’d say we’ll go even harder next time. Unfortunately when you do look to take the positive option, you can have results like tonight, but I think in a tournament you can lose more games if you start moving away from what you’re trying to do.

“I feel like this year we’re an even stronger team. With pace, power and wrist spin, we’ve got all bases covered.

“From start to finish we were beaten by the better team who know the dimensions of this ground very well. Losing regular wickets didn’t allow us to get going on a big ground where it’s hard to hit boundaries. Vincey captains here all year round and it’s a very tough place to come and win games.”

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