Joe Burns (cricketer)

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Joe Burns
Personal information
Full name Joseph Anthony Burns
Born (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 26)
Herston, Queensland
Nickname Mr. Burns, Carpet
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 441) 26 December 2014 v India
Last Test 26 December 2015 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 207) 27 August 2015 v Ireland
Last ODI 13 September 2015 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–present Queensland (squad no. 62)
2012–present Brisbane Heat (squad no. 62)
2013 Leicestershire (squad no. 62)
2015 Middlesex (squad no. 8)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 8 6 66 48
Runs scored 577 146 4,269 1,521
Batting average 44.38 24.33 41.04 35.37
100s/50s 2/3 0/1 10/25 3/9
Top score 129 69 183 154
Balls bowled 36
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 7/– 2/– 51/– 21/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 30 December 2015

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Burns (born 6 September 1989 in Herston, Queensland) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Queensland in Australian domestic cricket and represents Australia at Test & ODI levels. He is a right-handed opening batsman but can play anywhere in the top order. His fielding position is predominantly short leg (bat pad).

Domestic cricket career[edit]

Burns made an exceptional start in his Sheffield Shield debut against South Australia scoring 140 in February 2011. The following season saw him develop into one of the highest scoring batsman in Australian first-class cricket. His performances resulted in a call up to the Australia A to face the touring party from England, where he scored 114 in a one-day game, not long after being named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year. Burns continued his good form on his return to Australia and was top scorer for the Brisbane Heat in their win over Perth Scorchers in the final of the 2012–13 Big Bash League season.[1]

His performances brought him to the attention of Leicestershire who signed him as a replacement for their overseas player, Ramnaresh Sarwan, between May and August of the 2013 County season.[2] This was curtailed in July, when a hip injury forced Burns to end his spell in England and return home to Queensland.[3]

He deputised for the Middlesex captain Adam Voges during the 2015 English season.

International career[edit]

In December 2014, Burns was selected to play for Australia in the Boxing Day Test against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground following an injury to all rounder Mitchell Marsh. He batted at number 6 and scored 13 runs before being caught behind off Umesh Yadav.[4] He then managed to score two half centuries (58 and 66) in his second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.[5]

He made his One Day International debut for Australia against Ireland on 27 August 2015. In his ODI debut, he scored a half century .[6]

Test Centuries[edit]

Joe Burns's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 129 3  New Zealand Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2015 Won
2 128 7  West Indies Australia Melbourne, Australia MCG 2015 Won

Career best performances[edit]

Batting
Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 129 Australia v New Zealand Gabba, Brisbane 2015 [7]
ODI 69 Australia v Ireland Stormont 2015 [6]
FC 183 Queensland v New South Wales Gabba, Brisbane 2014 [8]
LA 154 India A v Australia A M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2015 [9]
T20 81* Leicestershire Foxes v Durham Dynamos Grace Road, Leicester 2013 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012/13 KFC Big Bash League Final - PRS v BRH". ABC Radio Grandstand (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 19 January 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Joe Burns joins Leicestershire as Sarwan replacement". BBC Sport. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joe Burns to return to Australia". BBC Sport. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (21 December 2014). "Burns in line for Boxing Day debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Scorecard: 4th Test: Australia v. India at Sydney, 6–10 January 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Australia tour of England and Ireland, Only ODI: Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand tour of Australia". ESPNcricinfo. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 2014/15 - QLD v NSW Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "India A Team Triangular Series, 2015 - India A v Australia A Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Friends Life t20, 2013 - Leicestershire v Durham Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2014.