Vince handed Test debut

James Vince. Picture: Neil Marshall
James Vince. Picture: Neil Marshall
George Bailey is bowled for a duck against Essex. Picture: Neil Marshall

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JAMES VINCE will make his England Test debut when he faces Sri Lanka at Headingley.

The 25-year-old Hampshire captain, who has played one one-day international and three Twenty20s, will bat at number five tomorrow following James Taylor’s retirement with a heart problem.

England captain Alastair Cook, set to become the youngest player to score 10,000 Test runs, praised Vince.

He said: ‘The way he has come into the one-day squads and fitted in really well and handled what’s around him, he looks a really mature guy and ready to play Test cricket.’

Cook, 31, needs just 36 runs to break Indian Sachin Tendulkar’s record.