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James Vince, England

James Vince

Hampshire’s James Vince has been compared by many to former England captain – and GM man – Michael Vaughan, such is his style of stroke play.

If anything, he is a more prolific batsman than Vaughan was before he was picked for England, having scored more than 10,000 runs before the start of the 2015 season.

He played 17 times for England Under-19s and made his Hampshire first-class debut in 2009, turning out against Loughborough UCCE and going on to play in both the County Championship and Pro40 competitions.

Vince was part of the Hampshire side that won the domestic T20 competition in 2010.

His maiden first-class ton came in 2010, two more followed in both 2011 and 2012 before he hit five in 2013 and four in 2014.

That sort of form, coupled with consistency and a reputation for a cool head, in one-day cricket earned him call-ups to the England Lions, where he scored 261 runs in three first-class innings in South Africa and 156 runs in four one-day innings.

His development as a batsman and a cricketer has been further boosted by Hampshire, who awarded him the one-day captaincy ahead of the 2015 season.