Joe Burns (cricketer)
|Full name||Joseph Anthony Burns|
|Born||6 September 1989|
Herston, Queensland, Australia
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Relations||Harold Burns (Great uncle)|
|Test debut (cap 441)||26 December 2014 v India|
|Last Test||1 February 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 207)||27 August 2015 v Ireland|
|Last ODI||13 September 2015 v England|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 June 2019
Burns parents were both school teachers. He was a good cricketer as a child though not a prodigy. ""I finished uni, thinking I was going to get a job in business," he said. "I didn't play cricket with the ambition of playing professionally … but you make a few runs, go up the grades, and it all happened so quickly from there."
Domestic cricket career
The following season saw him develop into one of the highest scoring batsmen 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.
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 2017, Burns scored his maiden first-class double century, batting for Queensland against South Australia in the 2017–18 Sheffield Shield season. In March 2018, Cricket Australia named Burns in their Sheffield Shield team of the year. In 2019, he signed with Lancashire ahead of the 2019 County Championship in England.
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.
On 28 March 2018, Burns was urgently recalled to the Test side following the suspensions of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball tampering during the third Test of the Australian 2018 Tour of South Africa.
In February 2019, Burns was again recalled to the Test squad for the two match series against Sri Lanka, and opened the batting in both matches. In the first match, across both Sri Lanka innings, Burns fielded at slips and took three catches.  In June 2019, Burns was diagnosed with a fatigue disorder, dating back to a viral infection that he suffered in October 2018.
Career best performances
|Test||180||Sri Lanka v Australia||Manuka Oval, Canberra||2019|
|ODI||69||Australia v Ireland||Stormont||2015 |
|FC||202*||Queensland v South Australia||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 diagnosed with 'fatigue disorder'". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
- "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.