Seven things you may not know about James Vince

Hampshire skipper James Vince makes his England Test debut today.

Thursday, 19th May 2016, 10:03 am
Updated Thursday, 19th May 2016, 11:05 am
Hampshire skipper James Vince Picture: Neil Marshall

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.

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* 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