Joe Burns (cricketer)

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Joe Burns
Personal information
Full name Joseph Anthony Burns
Born (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 28)
Herston, Queensland
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Middle-order Batsman
Relations Harold Burns (Great uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 441) 26 December 2014 v India
Last Test 12 November 2016 v South Africa
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. 15)
2012–present Brisbane Heat (squad no. 15)
2013 Leicestershire (squad no. 15)
2015 Middlesex (squad no. 8)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 13 6 84 55
Runs scored 873 146 5,215 1,738
Batting average 37.95 24.33 38.34 35.46
100s/50s 3/4 0/1 12/30 3/10
Top score 170 69 183 154
Balls bowled 0 0 60 0
Wickets 0 0 1 0
Bowling average 18.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/0
Catches/stumpings 15/– 2/– 68/– 23/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 23 December 2016

Joseph Anthony "Joe" Burns (born 6 September 1989 in Herston, Queensland) is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Brisbane Heat in the KFC T20 Big Bash League, the Queensland in Australian domestic cricket and previously represented Australia at Test and 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 first Test century against New Zealand at the Gabba bringing up his century with two consecutive sixes off the bowling of off-spinner Mark Craig.

He made his One Day International debut for Australia against Ireland on 27 August 2015 in Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 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
3 170 10  New Zealand New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Hagley Oval 2016 Won

Career best performances[edit]

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 170 New Zealand v Australia Hagley Oval, Christchurch 2016
ODI 69 Australia v Ireland Stormont 2015 [6]
FC 183 Queensland v New South Wales Gabba, Brisbane 2014 [7]
LA 154 India A v Australia A M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2015 [8]
T20 81* Leicestershire Foxes v Durham Dynamos Grace Road, Leicester 2013 [9]

International awards[edit]

Test Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 2nd Test – Trans-Tasman Trophy Test Series 2015/16 1st Innings: 1 ct. ; 170 (321 balls: 20×4)
2nd Innings: 1 ct. ; 65 (162 balls: 9×4)
 Australia won by 7 wickets.[10]


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