Vincent enjoyed a sensational start to his international career with New Zealand, scoring a century and half-century during his first Test at Perth in 2001/02, but has since struggled to repeat that form.
Despite starting his career as an opener, it has been argued that he would be more suited batting down the order and he has struggled to hold down a place in the Test side.
He has been praised for his athleticism in the field, and is seen as having the ability to spark a revival in New Zealand’s ODI fortunes if he can find a greater consistency to his game.
Vincent signed for Worcestershire mid-way through the 2006 season as a replacement for Phil Jaques, who was called up by Australia A.
In 2008, after losing his New Zealand contract following a stint in an unsanctioned league, he joined Lancashire as a Kolpak player. He was not expected to reappear for the county in 2009.