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Has James Vince officially lost it??

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Calzehbhoy:
His quote on how he felt he performed this winter is below. Has he officially lost it or is this a sign of the issue with the current England side and nobody striving to be great??


--- Quote ---"I showed during the winter I'm comfortable at that level. Running myself out on 80-odd in the first Test at Brisbane probably wasn't ideal.

"If I'd turned that into a century or 150, there probably would've been more confidence for the rest of the series.

"I did a lot of stuff well, it's just a case of doing it for longer. It was a high-profile series in Australia and you do get a bit of stick, but then that's motivation to prove people wrong."
--- End quote ---

billyb:
Isn't that just the classic mindset of elite-level sportsmen? All self-belief and confidence.
That's why I've never been any good at cricket  :D :D :D

Manormanic:
Eek.

Shouldn't he say;

"I showed all winter I can perform at that level, as long as it's in thirty minute bursts with no slips, and Mitch Starch promises not to move the ball off straight. Otherwise, yeah, it's Groundhog day"

ppccopener:

--- Quote from: billyb on April 11, 2018, 07:13:39 PM ---Isn't that just the classic mindset of elite-level sportsmen? All self-belief and confidence.
That's why I've never been any good at cricket  :D :D :D

--- End quote ---

It absolutely is your right, quite uncommon to have a personality like.....let's say Bell for example.....who does not have that unflinching self belief some others do.

A really really good read was robin smith 'quest for number 1' - superb player,one of my favourites actually,but racked by doubt,lack of confidence and other mental issues that may of held him back.

Anyone who saw him face the might of the windies,that's when they were mighty,could not doubt his ability and sheer skill.

However.... :) I think Vince will be kept ,and Stoneman binned to make way for hameed/Jennings/Clarke/gubbins

Probably it will be hameed back in.

It does beg the question what is more important, skill level or mental strength.
Vince has he shots, does he have the intelligence and toughness to bat all day?

Or does it not matter anymore if you can bat all day?

billyb:

--- Quote from: ppccopener on April 11, 2018, 07:23:28 PM ---It absolutely is your right, quite uncommon to have a personality like.....let's say Bell for example.....who does not have that unflinching self belief some others do.

A really really good read was robin smith 'quest for number 1' - superb player,one of my favourites actually,but racked by doubt,lack of confidence and other mental issues that may of held him back.

Anyone who saw him face the might of the windies,that's when they were mighty,could not doubt his ability and sheer skill.

However.... :) I think Vince will be kept ,and Stoneman binned to make way for hameed/Jennings/Clarke/gubbins

Probably it will be hameed back in.

It does beg the question what is more important, skill level or mental strength.
Vince has he shots, does he have the intelligence and toughness to bat all day?

Or does it not matter anymore if you can bat all day?

--- End quote ---

Best example for me is Nick Compton. Excellent batsman- but thinks too much.

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