A stylish right-handed batsman, Joe Burns is one of the most promising young Australian talents. Joe plays straight, plays late and has the patience to wait for balls in his area – a trait which has become less common among young Sheffield Shield batsmen. Recently given his Baggie Green, Burns looks set to become a mainstay in the Australian cricket team.
On his Shield debut, Burns had an impressive start where he scored 140 against South Australia late in the 2010-2011 season – the third highest score on debut by a Queensland player. This made him become a fixture in the Shield winning team the following summer, where he scored 781 runs at 41.10, becoming Queenland’s top Shield scorer. He achieved this feat for a second consecutive time in 2012-13, where he scored 587 at 32.61.
Burns made his Australia A debut on the tour of England in 2012, where he scored 114 while playing against the England Lions. At that time, Burns had just been named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year and finished his 2012-13 season strongly. A level-headed individual who has studied business and finance at university, Burns is the kind of character who appeals to John Inverarity’s national selection panel.
Burns was selected to play against India in the Boxing Day test in 2014, before scoring two half centuries in the second test at the SCG. He backed this up with an ODI half-century on debut, against Ireland. Burns was selected to open the batting for Australia in the 2015 series against New Zealand, where he scored his maiden test century in front of his family and friends in Brisbane.
|Full Name:||Joseph Anthony Burns|
|Date of Birth:||6 September, 1989|
|Major Teams:||Australia, Australia A, Brisbane Heat, Leicestershire,|
Middlesex, Queensland, Queensland Under-19s,
Queensland Under-23s, Sussex 2nd XI
|Batting style:||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style:||Right-arm fast-medium|
Test debut: Australia vs India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014
ODI debut: Ireland vs Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015
First-class debut: South Australia vs Queensland at Adelaide, Feb 21-24, 2011
List A debut: Queensland vs Western Australia at Brisbane, Dec 8, 2010
Twenty20 debut: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes at Brisbane, Dec 9, 2012
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – 2013