James Vince

England
Age
March 14, 1991 (30 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Cuckfield, Sussex
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

James Vince, an easy-on-the-eye right-handed batsman with gifted timing, was a fan’s delight when playing at his peak. He is famous for his mouth-watering cover drives among other things. The best part of his batting also caused his downfall at the international level.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, Auckland, England XI, Hampshire, England Under-19, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, England Lions, Karachi Kings, South, Cape Town Knight Riders, Maratha Arabians, Multan Sultans, Paarl Rocks, Southern Brave

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
19
17
0
544
102
32
587
92.67
1
4
73
0
T20I
10
11
0
318
59
28.91
257
123.74
0
1
30
9
Test
13
19
0
690
231
36.32
1158
59.59
0
2
107
2
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
19
2
42
38
1
1/18
5.43
38
42
0
0
0
T20I
10
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
13
4
24
13
0
-
3.25
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

He is the pillar of middle-order batting for Hampshire and has played more than 100 matches in all three domestic formats, however, at the international level, his struggles to cement his place in the England squad continues.

ODI Career

James Vince, a stylish top-order right-handed batsman was considered the next big thing for England when he found himself on the international scene. When he started with Hampshire as an 18-year-old in the 2009 season his average was above 50 in the limited-overs games. He also played for England in the under-19 World Cup.

In 2015, James Vince made the ODI debut against Ireland at Dublin but the match was a washout. In his first batting innings against Sri Lanka played at Cardiff in 2016, James Vince scored his first ODI fifty – 51 in 56 deliveries – opening the batting. England won that game by 122 runs. He could not do much in the next three innings against Bangladesh and was dropped.

It was highly unlikely that James would get a place in the World Cup squad for the 2019 ODI World Cup. However, after Alex Hales had got suspended because of the use of recreational drugs the doors for Vince’s inclusion in the squad were wide open. He was selected as a backup opener based on staggering numbers in Royal London One-Day Cup 2019 – 509 runs at more than run-a-ball.

World Cup did not prove fruitful for James Vince as he managed to score just 40 runs in 3 appearances. Overall, in 13 ODIs (11 innings) played so far, James Vince has scored 265 runs at 24 with a strike rate of close to 90.

Test Career

James Vince piled runs in county cricket for Hampshire with his exuberant style. Eventually, he got a call-up to play for England in a 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka held at home in 2016.

In the debut Test match against Sri Lanka at Leeds, James Vince scored 9 runs in England’s first and only innings, batting in the middle order. He got 6 more Tests, against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, to prove himself but could manage to score just 212 runs in 11 innings at a poor average of 19.27 without a single half-century. The tendency to drive the ball on the up led to most of his dismissals behind the wicket. He was dropped out of the team at the end of the summer.

Surprisingly, Vince got a call to play in the 2017 – 2018 Ashes series in Australia. He scored 83 runs, his maiden fifty in Tests, in the comeback innings and was involved in a 125-run partnership with Joe Root before getting run out. The next eight innings brought him 156 runs and the dismissals behind the wicket continued.

After the Ashes, James Vince played one more Test against New Zealand and despite scoring 76 in the second Test, he never played for England again. Overall, in 13 Tests (22 Innings) James Vince has scored 548 runs at an average close to 25.

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