Full name James Michael Vince
Born March 14, 1991, Cuckfield, Sussex
Current age 25 years 109 days
Major teams England Lions, England Under-19s, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Karachi Kings, Wiltshire
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, May 19-21, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Afghanistan v England at Delhi, Mar 23, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Hampshire v Loughborough UCCE at Southampton, May 6-8, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 9-13, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Hampshire at Chester-le-Street, Aug 23, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Surrey at Southampton, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Bristol, Jun 19, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Gloucestershire at Southampton, Jun 25, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Hampshire||v Gloucs||Southampton||25 Jun 2016||T20|
|10||Hampshire||v Somerset||Taunton||19 Jun 2016||T20|
|41||Hampshire||v Surrey||Southampton||15 Jun 2016||LA|
|10, 0||England||v Sri Lanka||Lord's||9 Jun 2016||Test # 2205|
|27||Hampshire||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|7||Hampshire||v Kent||Southampton||2 Jun 2016||T20|
|35, 0/0||England||v Sri Lanka||Chester-le-Street||27 May 2016||Test # 2204|
|9, 0/10||England||v Sri Lanka||Leeds||19 May 2016||Test # 2203|
|0, 47||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||8 May 2016||FC|
|25, 38||Hampshire||v Middlesex||Southampton||1 May 2016||FC|
A Wiltshire boy who found his way into the Hampshire set up, James Vince, a calm and elegant batsman, has long been tipped as a star of the future since the former England coach Duncan Fletcher, who worked with Vince at the Hampshire academy, said he was reminiscent of Michael Vaughan.
Vince has enjoyed one-day success with Hampshire, his red ball cricket is advancing and has been a regular in the England Lions squad. His career progressed substantially in 2015 when he made his England one-day debut against Ireland in May and was named as captain of the Lions T20 squad to face Pakistan A in Dubai in December. He also assumed the Hampshire captaincy in all formats at only 24, hailed by his chairman Rod Bransgrove as "a genuinely gifted and creative captain with a maturity beyond his years."
Like Vaughan, an adherence to sound technique does little to temper his attacking instincts. To attract England's interest more regularly, though, he needed to answer a perception - supporrted by the statiastics - that he was bowled rather more often than he should be.
After he broke into the Hampshire side in 2009 he averaged over 50 in his first round of limited-overs matches before impressing again for England at the Under-19 World Cup. Vince became a First XI regular in 2010, and in August of that year confirmed his pedigree with an innings of 180 against a Yorkshire attack that included Ajmal Shahzad, Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid at Scarborough. In that innings he added 278 with Jimmy Adams, breaking Hampshire's fourth-wicket record which had stood since 1970.
Vince went past 1000 career runs for Hampshire while still a teenager - the second youngest player in the county's history behind Phil Mead to do so. In 2012 he averaged 55.50 as Hampshire won the Clydesdale Bank 40, the second part of a one-day double. 2013 saw great improvement in the County Championship and Vince passed 1000 first-class runs in a season for the first time. That winter he toured Sri Lanka with England Lions and during the following close season in 2014-15, was picked for the Lions trip to South Africa.
Vince enjoyed a stand-out season in 2014 after being named Hampshire vice-captain. He made a mighty 1525 runs - the highest tally in the country - at 61.00 as Hampshire won Division Two of the County Championship and also made a superb 93 from just 51 balls to steer his side to victory in a T20 quarter-final at Notts.
Ahead of the 2015 season it was announced that Vince would become captain for both limited-overs formats, assuming the 50-over captaincy from Jimmy Adams. By the end of the summer, he had replaced Adams in all three formats.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2009
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane