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Rory Burns

Rory Burns

England

BATSMAN
  • 31 yrs.
  • Left Handed

Rory Burns is a left-handed opening batsman who is also considered to be a very assured wicketkeeper. He plays for Surrey in the English Domestic Circuit. In 2018 he was appointed as the captain of Surrey in both FC and List A formats.


A stylish and elegant player at his peak, Burns

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Personal Information
Born August 26, 1990
Birth Place Epsom, Surrey
Current age 31
Role Batsman
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting - 24 -
Bowling - -
All Rounder - -
Profile

Rory Burns is a left-handed opening batsman who is also considered to be a very assured wicketkeeper. He plays for Surrey in the English Domestic Circuit. In 2018 he was appointed as the captain of Surrey in both FC and List A formats.


A stylish and elegant player at his peak, Burns made his first-class debut for Surrey against Cambridge MCCU in May 2011. In his second season in the team, he was a mainstay. Rory finished the season after scoring 741 runs at an average of 49.4. He played all of Surrey's games in 2013 and 2014. In June 2015, in a match including the Sussex Sharks and Arundel Castle, an unfortunate incident occurred. Burns collided with team-mate Moises Henriques in an attempt to take a catch. Both players were injured horribly, knocked unconscious, with Burns needing stitches on his face and Moises Henriques suffering a broken jaw. The game was abandoned due to the injuries. Burns returned to the team in late-June and finished the season with 1019 First-Class runs at an average of 48.52. In his first match as the captain of Surrey, Burns made his highest score of 219 not out against Hampshire.


It seemed that the pressure or pleasure of captaincy suited Burns. He was instilled as permanent skipper of Surrey in the 2018 season. Rory led his team to their first County Championship since 2002. In the process, he scored over 1000 County Championship runs for the fifth consecutive season, finishing as Division One's top run-scorer, with 1359 runs at an average of 64.71.


Burns was handed his Test debut against Sri Lanka in November 2018 post the retirement of Alastair Cook. He was not able to impress much in his first 7 Tests. The selectors though showed confidence in his potential and picked him in the Ashes squad of 2019 where he will be hoping to make the most of the home advantage and make a mark on the international scene. 

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2764 126
2 India 2987 119
3 Australia 1844 108
4 England 3753 107
5 Pakistan 2481 92
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2054 121
2 England 3793 119
3 Australia 3244 116
4 India 3624 113
5 South Africa 2267 103
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 7786 278
2 India 7093 273
3 New Zealand 6048 263
4 Pakistan 8883 261
5 South Africa 6640 246
FULL Ranking

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