India Vs England: English Selectors Recall James Vince
England selectors have re-inserted batsman James Vince for the fourth Test against India, scheduled to begin at Southampton, on 30 August.
The 27 year old was dropped after the voyage through New Zealand in April, however he is now added into the squad mainly for the cover of Jonny Bairstow, who broke a finger in the 3rd Test against India.
In the event that England’s first choice wicket keeper Bairstow is passed fit, he will play only as a batsman, with Jos Buttler much likely to become a wicket keeper batsman.
At present, England leads the 5 match Test series against India by 2-1.
James Vince – Blazing Form
Hampshire’s Vince averages only 24.90 of every 13 Tests, however is the 2nd most noteworthy run-scorer in County Championship Division One this season, with 847 runs, including 3 centuries at an average of 56.46.
He made 74 and 147 in Hampshire’s prevail upon Nottinghamshire at Southampton this week.
England’s chief selector Ed Smith said that James Vince is confident from scoring runs in domestic cricket and this is the reason for his return to the English squad.
James Vince – Final Chance To Score?
Vince has had two past spells in the England side. He was dropped after failing to score fifty in his initial seven Tests in 2016, yet was reviewed for the voyages through Australia and New Zealand in 2017.
His most noteworthy Test score of 83 came in the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane, while he made 76 in his latest Test innings in Christchurch.
Seamer Jamie Porter, who has been incorporated into England’s squad for the initial three Tests without making the XI, has not been chosen, as he is to play for his domestic county club, Essex in the following round of Championship matches.
Bairstow’s Injury Update
As mentioned earlier, Bairstow broke a finger as he endeavoured to take a catch from James Anderson on the third day of the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge. Buttler substituted him behind the stumps for the rest of the India innings, before scoring his maiden Test century in the 4th innings of the match.
Regarding his injury Bairstow said that he is very hopeful to play in the upcoming test, however he still needs to give an assessment and then weigh in different options regarding his batting and wicket keeping.
Buttler has kept wicket in 16 of his 23 Tests, yet his appearances since being reviewed this late spring have come as a master batsman.
He averages 42.33 with the bat in the 40 Tests in which he has kept wicket, and 28.96 out of 17 matches without the gloves.
India Vs England – England’s Squad – 4th Test
- Adil Rashid
- Alastair Cook
- Ben Stokes
- Chris Woakes.
- James Anderson
- James Vince
- Joe Root (Capt.)
- Jonny Bairstow (Wkt.)
- Jos Buttler
- Keaton Jennings
- Moeen Ali
- Ollie Pope
- Sam Curran
- Stuart Broad
India Vs England – Social Media Reactions On Squad Selection:
Cricket fans were surprised on the exclusion of Ian Bell, who could clearly be the answer to England’s weak middle order. Moreover, the selection of James Vince also did not sit well with the fans, owing to his previous performances for the squad.
— Robin Owen (@RockinaRobin) 23 August 2018
Nick Compton was a compact player, so is Ian Bell
Yes, Bell is 35+ I think, but at the moment, stuffing hard hands stroke player like Vince isn’t going to get any different results for England #ENGvIND
— Shreyas Pendharkar?? (@ShrinkShreyas) 23 August 2018
Should drop Jennings like he drops catches.
Vince has proven not gopd enough at test level.
Why aren’t we looking a newer option like gubbins. And Ian Bell in form. Perfect person if looking at older players
— matt davies (@mattbob84) 23 August 2018
Surely James Hildreth&Ian Bell would have been better options than Vince for the next test match??
— Paolo Girardi (@paologirardi82) 23 August 2018
James Vince has been called up by England cricket team. although he is a very talented cricketer yet last couple of months have been very tough for him even Last ashes was horrible for him.#ENGvsIND
— Heemansu Singh ? (@uncannyamateur) 23 August 2018
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