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Vincent set to replace Jaques

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Lou Vincent

Lou Vincent will play for Worcestershire © Getty Images

Worcestershire have announced that New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent will replace Phil Jaques for a five-week period in July.

Jaques will return to Australia on June 24 for the Top End series and will be back for the Liverpool Victoria County Championship game against Glamorgan in Colwyn Bay on August 2.

Vincent has played 22 Test Matches, including a knock of 224 against Sri Lanka, and 83 ODIs for New Zealand.

An opening batsman with three Test centuries and two ODI centuries to his name, he is also an outstanding fielder.

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes said: "I am delighted that Lou has agreed to play with us.

"He is the ideal person to substitute for Phil, particularly for the Twenty20 Cup competition.

“He will bring a dynamic style of play and is the type of character we want in the dressing room."

Vincent said: "It didn't take me long to decide to accept Worcestershire's offer and I am really looking forward to joining the squad later in June.

“I hope I can make a substantial contribution during my five weeks with the team, particularly in the Twenty20 Cup which I know has been a huge success in England."

Vincent will arrive on June 21 and play his first game for the County in the C&G Trophy match against Yorkshire at New Road on June 25.

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