James Vince is all set to don the Magenta jersey as the Big Bash League (BBL) club Sydney Sixers have resigned England batsman for the upcoming BBL 11. It will be the right-handed batter’s sixth BBL season with the Sixers.
The 30-year old has represented his national side in all three formats of the game. He has played 13 Tests, 19 ODIs, and 12 T20Is registering 548, 480, and 340 runs in them, respectively. He played a swashbuckling knock of an unbeaten 98 off 53 balls in the grand final qualifier of the last season against the Perth Scorchers to lead the team to a thumping victory. His blistering 95 from 60 played a key role in helping the team claim victory in the final.
He forms a robust opening partnership with the Sixer’s Player of the Tournament Josh Philippe of the BBL|10 season. Vince captained the Southern Brave team of England The Hundred tournament, which won the season title earlier this month.
Vince has been called into the England Test squad for the Ashes series as well as the influx of players of the England Lions campaign this summer. He has been part of all the five Ashes seasons previously and would be making his comeback to Test cricket after 2018. If he gets selected for the marquee event, James Vince would have to miss out on some parts of the BBL|11 set to commence on December 5.
“I don’t play for the personal accolades or awards, I play to be part of a winning team,” Vince said.
“What the Sixers have built on and off the field over the last few years is something really special and something I am proud to be part of. They are just a great bunch of lads and it’s everyone – players, coaches, support staff, the supporters.
“Shippy (Head Coach Greg Shipperd) creates an environment that we can all thrive in and we are all motivated to do our job for the team and our members and fans.
“To experience that final last season at the SCG, in what was our first trip back there all year, was something I’ll never forget”.
Sydney Sixers BBL 11 squad (so far): Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Daniel Christian, Tom Curran (ENG), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Stephen O’Keefe, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince (ENG)
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