James Vince is an English batsman who also play for Hampshire Cricket Club. His selection for Ashes 2017 was bit controversial as he was selected earlier in 2016 and got test cap. In seven Tests he played in 2016 he was only able to manage highest score of 42. Unlike Dawid Malan’s Selection this is obviously not a merit based selection because in Country championship 2017 his batting average is only 33. He Scored 30 ball 124 runs to save Hampshire’s season at Edgabaston that may have played role his selection. Despite being not performing as per expectations, Vince remains highly rated batsman. Let’s have a look at some of the facts about James Vince.
Facts about England Batsman James Vince
James Michael Vince was born on 14th of March 1991 in Cuckfield, West Sussex. He is also the captain of Hampishire county club.
He was raised in Wiltshire where he attended Warminster School from 2001-2007 before leaving to pursue professional career in Cricket.
3Sports fanatic and an athlete
He was a sports fanatic from very early age as he was an excellent player of hockey and rugby at school and he was on the books of reading for couple of years before chosing cricket as a career with Hampshire. He still shows great interest in football and is a supporter of sky Bet Championship club QPR.
James Vince graduated from Hampshire’s Cricket academy and he signed one-year deal with club at the start of 2009. He made his championship debut in June 2009. Due to some impressive he was able to earn England under-19 cap very soon.
5Reminiscent of Micheal Vaughan
Former England coach Duncan Fletcher who acted as consultant for Hampshire once called James Vince reminiscent of Michael Vaughan. This comment of Duncan Fletcher brought James Vince to the national attention. Ever since, this tag struck to him and it weighed heavily on him when he was not able to perform in may tests at the start.
Vaughan Connection didn’t end there, Both Vaughan and Vince have their careers guided by International Sports Management (ISM) under the watch of former England batsman Neil Fairbrother. ISM claims to have guided number of England stars like Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad.
7Vince and Stoneman Pairing
Vince and Stoneman Barely knew each other before they were paired into the shared quarters rather than individual hotel rooms in Perth. Since then they have developed good understanding. They had a century stand in the warm up game and 125 runs opening partnership in the Ashes opener.
He made his ODI debut against Ireland on 8th of May 2015. He made his test debut in 19th May 2016. In his first 7 matches he could only manage highest score of 42 runs following which he was dropped from the team and he made comeback to Ashes Squad in November 2017.
9Man of the Series
He bagged the “Man of the Series” title for his overall performance in all the matches against Pakistan. He scored 41, 38 and 46 respectively three games and helped England to win the series.