Joe Burns (cricketer)
|Full name||Joseph Anthony Burns|
6 September 1989 |
|Nickname||Mr. Burns, Carpet|
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|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|
|2011–present||Queensland (squad no. 62)|
|2012–present||Brisbane Heat (squad no. 62)|
|2013||Leicestershire (squad no. 62)|
|2015||Middlesex (squad no. 8)|
|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
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.
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. This was curtailed in July, when a hip injury forced Burns to end his spell in England and return home to Queensland.
He deputised for the Middlesex captain Adam Voges during the 2015 English season.
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. He then managed to score two half centuries (58 and 66) in his second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
|Joe Burns's Test centuries|
|1||129||3||New Zealand||Brisbane, Australia||The Gabba||2015||Won|
|2||128||7||West Indies||Melbourne, Australia||MCG||2015||Won|
Career best performances
|Test||129||Australia v New Zealand||Gabba, Brisbane||2015 |
|ODI||69||Australia v Ireland||Stormont||2015 |
|FC||183||Queensland v New South Wales||Gabba, Brisbane||2014 |
|LA||154||India A v Australia A||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||2015 |
|T20||81*||Leicestershire Foxes v Durham Dynamos||Grace Road, Leicester||2013 |
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- "Joe Burns to return to Australia". BBC Sport. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
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- "Australia tour of England and Ireland, Only ODI: Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "New Zealand tour of Australia". ESPNcricinfo. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- "Sheffield Shield, 2014/15 - QLD v NSW Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- "India A Team Triangular Series, 2015 - India A v Australia A Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "Friends Life t20, 2013 - Leicestershire v Durham Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2014.