For a batsman as gifted as Joe Root, scoring a first century of the English summer in mid-July must constitute an unusually long wait.
And with England sources yesterday suggesting the opener was "70-30" not to play in the final match of three, Vince is in line to be drafted in as his replacement for his first ODI since 2016 in Bangladesh.
While Dhoni went past 10,000 ODI runs during the second match in Lord's, he was heavily criticised for his 59-ball 37. "Over the course of the last two games, obviously it worked nicely".
His latest hundred saw Root become England's outright most prolific century-maker in ODI cricket, with 13 hundreds from 110 innings at this level, surpassing by one the record he had shared previously with Marcus Trescothick.
The teams now head for a two-week break, before facing off again for the first of the five Tests on August 1.
"If Ben's fit to play, he'll be up for selection".
Roy sustained a laceration to the little finger of his right hand while fielding during England's 86-run victory over India at Lord's on Saturday and a team spokesman said Monday: "He remains a doubt for tomorrow (Tuesday) and will have a fitness test in the morning at the ground to ascertain whether he'll be fit to play". You won't be able to produce players like that.
Yorkshire have offered the Bradford-born Rashid a new contract, but it remains on the table and the talk in cricket is that he wants to join his friend Moeen at Worcestershire - on a white-ball contract only, of course.
The question of England's mental approach was at the forefront of Root's thinking as he turned his focus to the Test series.
"To come into a big series like this and perform how we have as a side is great". Go and speak to Rahul and say "we will give you 15 games".
"There will obviously be different surfaces, different challenges throughout but the way we approached it as a group, the mindset and attitude was really good".
"There's going to be a few challenges".
As for his most recent hundred, there was one moment Root wanted to quickly forget.
Just about the only jarring note of Root's innings was when he dropped his bat deliberately after reaching three figures, a gesture more associated with rock stars and stand-up comedians.
"It was something I immediately regretted".
Root told English cricket writers of his acute embarrassment at the bat drop which marked his century and hitting of the winning runs in the third ODI against India at Headingley on Wednesday (NZT). "Feel like I've contributed last two games, hopefully a start going into the Tests". "He just wanted to show the ball to Arun to just have a look at it after close to 45 overs had been bowled", he said.