Matches (21)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
IPL (3)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2)
ACC Premier Cup (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
WT20 WC QLF (Warm-up) (5)

Full Name

Ryan Ponsonby Burl

Born

April 15, 1994, Marondera

Age

30y 6d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

Ryan Burl liked playing squash when he was at school, but his love of cricket - specifically, the team game's camaraderie - made him want to be an international cricketer. A left-hand lower-middle-order batter and occasional legspinner, Burl broke into the Zimbabwe side in 2017, and has also played in the BPL and Afghanistan's Shpageeza Cricket League.

Sports-mad Burl studied at Peterhouse Boys School outside of Harare, which has produced England internationals Gary Ballance and the Currans, Sam and Tom; Italian rugby star Sebastian Negri; and Olympic rower Peter Purcell-Gilpin. Burl made his Zimbabwe U-17 and U-19 debuts within a month of each other in 2010-11, and his first-class debut, for Mashonaland Eagles, in 2014; in his second match of the Logan Cup that season, he made 92 and 66.

A century and two fifties against Afghanistan A in January 2017 paved the way for his ODI debut the following month, against the senior Afghanistan side. By the end of that year, he would also make his Test debut against South Africa.

The following year there came another batting high in the Logan Cup: 134 and 72 not out in a match against Mashonaland Eagles, which capped a run that started in April that year, during which he produced six scores of over 50 in five games, two of them hundreds. In mid-2019, Burl's batting in international white-ball cricket seemed to kick into a higher, more consistent, gear. He hit a 28-ball 54 in a T20I series-winning effort against Bangladesh in 2022. A month later, Burl, a part-time legspinner, starred in Zimbabwe's first win in any format in Australia, taking 5 for 10 in three overs in an ODI in Townsville.

Ryan Burl Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests35024164.807034.28003010
ODIs524469388324.68117979.55067323230
T20Is746825115657*26.88984117.47027548390
FC30524168115135.02329451.0331119615250
List A1099512237210528.57310376.4411619548560
T20s12911840238977*30.621879127.1408165108680

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests3422810742/163/8526.752.8157.0000
ODIs5233730766195/105/1040.316.2938.4110
T20Is74559001044493/133/1321.306.9618.3000
FC30331629985434/348/11622.903.6237.8300
List A1096619051831445/105/1041.615.7643.2110
T20s1298513891638673/133/1324.447.0720.7000
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Recent Matches of Ryan Burl

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Rhinos vs Mountaineers33*0/3709-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rhinos vs Mountaineers60*0/708-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rhinos vs Durham562/3507-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rhinos vs Eagles271/2305-Mar-2024HarareT20
Rhinos vs Tuskers162/2404-Mar-2024HarareT20

Photos of Ryan Burl

Clive Madande and Ryan Burl added 45 runs for the fifth wicket to stage a brief revival
Ryan Burl's half-century kept Zimbabwe in the game
Wessly Madhevere and Ryan Burl added 73 off 74 balls
Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl resurrected Zimbabwe with a 54-run stand
Ryal Burl is bowled by Maheesh Theekshana
Ryan Burl gives a thumbs up as he walks with his team-mates after the game