Rory Burns      

Full name Rory Joseph Burns

Born August 26, 1990, Epsom, Surrey

Current age 29 years 56 days

Major teams England, Cardiff MCCU, England Lions, Hampshire 2nd XI, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Surrey Under-19s

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education City of London Freemen's School

Rory Joseph Burns
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 24 0 702 133 29.25 1575 44.57 1 4 85 0 11 0
First-class 128 225 14 8918 219* 42.26 18191 49.02 17 48 1199 11 112 0
List A 57 55 6 1722 95 35.14 2031 84.78 0 12 128 16 29 0
T20s 41 36 5 499 50 16.09 407 122.60 0 1 53 10 13 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 128 9 186 127 2 1/18 1/18 63.50 4.09 93.0 0 0 0
List A 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Galle, Nov 6-9, 2018 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 12-15, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Cambridge MCCU v Surrey at Cambridge, May 11-13, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 12-15, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Surrey v Nottinghamshire at Guildford, Jul 15, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, May 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Jun 22, 2012 scorecard
Last T20s Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Jul 19, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
47, 20 England v Australia The Oval 12 Sep 2019 Test # 2362
81, 0 England v Australia Manchester 4 Sep 2019 Test # 2360
9, 7 England v Australia Leeds 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2357
53, 29 England v Australia Lord's 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2355
133, 11 England v Australia Birmingham 1 Aug 2019 Test # 2353
6, 6 England v Ireland Lord's 24 Jul 2019 Test # 2352
47* Surrey v Essex Chelmsford 19 Jul 2019 T20
22, 5 Surrey v Notts Nottingham 13 Jul 2019 FC
30, 41 Surrey v Kent The Oval 7 Jul 2019 FC
0, 34 Surrey v Warwickshire The Oval 23 Jun 2019 FC
Profile

Rory Burns, a prolific opening batsman who routinely puts substance above style, finally forced England into recognising his record when he won selection for England's Test tour of Sri Lanka in 2018. Alastair Cook's retirement had left a gaping hole at the top of England's order and Burns, at 28, had undoubtedly earned the right to press his claims to replace him. Many had tried and failed.

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Sep 14, 2019

Nathan Lyon celebrates Joe Root's wicket, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 14, 2019

Nathan Lyon celebrates Joe Root's wicket

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Sep 14, 2019

Steve Smith catches Joe Root off Nathan Lyon, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 14, 2019

Steve Smith catches Joe Root off Nathan Lyon

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Sep 14, 2019

Tim Paine celebrates catching Rory Burns, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 14, 2019

Tim Paine celebrates catching Rory Burns

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