Seven things you may not know about James Vince

Hampshire skipper James Vince     Picture: Neil Marshall

Hampshire skipper James Vince Picture: Neil Marshall

Nic McMurray

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Hampshire skipper James Vince makes his England Test debut today.

And ahead of his bow against Sri Lanka at Headingley, we look at seven things you may not know about the 25-year-old.

* A talented all-round sportsman, Vince was on the books of Reading FC as a teenager, also excelling at rugby and hockey at school.

* He has regularly been compared to former England Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan owing to his elegant strokeplay and cool temperament.

* A graduate of Hampshire’s Academy system, Vince began this season as skipper of the Ageas Bowl Club in all three formats of the game.

* He is a QPR supporter.

* He made his One Day International debut for England against Ireland in May 2015 and his Twenty20 International debut against Pakistan on November 2015 – winning man of the series.

* The leading run-scorer in last year’s Natwest T20 Blast, Vince opted against competing in this year’s Indian Premier League in an effort to boost his England Test chances.

* In 109 games for Hampshire he has hit 6,654 runs at a strike rate of 63.60, with 18 centuries and 26 fifties to his name. - His career-best score of 240 arrived against Essex in 2014

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