Vince to make Ashes debut

James Vince will make his Ashes debut at the Gabba
James Vince will make his Ashes debut at the Gabba
James Vince in action on day one of the Ashes at the Gabba in Brisbane

Hampshire hero stars on day one of Ashes

James Vince. Picture: Sarah Standing (170455-8793)

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James Vince will make his Ashes debut in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane tomorrow (12am).

The Hampshire talent looks set to bat in England’s problem position of number three against the Baggy Greens at the Gabba.

Vince, 26, has scored 212 runs at an average of 19.27 in seven Tests following his debut against Sri Lanka at Headingley in May 2016.

The Ageas Bowl white-ball captain has featured in all three of England’s warm-up games Down Under.

He’s notched 170 runs at an average of 42.5 and most recently struck 82 against a WACA XI.

Hampshire’s Mason Crane is also part of the 17-man England squad in Australia.