The 27-year-old Vince last played for England in Christchurch in April against New Zealand, but has been in excellent form in the County Championship
The England selectors have named a 14-man squad for the fourth Test against India starting on August 30 at Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Hampshire batsman James Vince has been added to the squad. The 27-year-old right-hander last played for England in Christchurch in April against New Zealand, but has been in excellent form in the County Championship. The Hampshire captain averages 56 in Division One this summer and made scores of 74 and 147 for his county in their win over Nottinghamshire at the Ageas Bowl this week.
Commenting on the squad, national selector Ed Smith said, “The selection panel felt that this was the right time to reintroduce James Vince to the Test squad. James will provide cover in case Jonny Bairstow’s fractured finger prevents him from playing the fourth Test.
“James returns to the England set-up with confidence and is scoring runs. He has been in excellent form for Hampshire in the Specsavers County Championship, with 847 runs at 56.46, including 74 and 147 this week — runs that shaped Hampshire’s win over Nottinghamshire. James's match-winning runs also helped Hampshire win the Royal London One-Day Cup earlier this summer.
“Jamie Porter has been part of the last three Test squads. But the selection panel did not want him to miss the opportunity of playing for Essex in the next round of championship matches. He will return to the squad in the event of an injury to a seam bowler.”
England squad for the fourth Test: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes.
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Last Updated Aug 23, 2018, 7:29 PM IST