Rory Burns

England
Age
August 26, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Epsom, Surrey
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Rory Burns (born 26 August 1990) is an England cricketer who is the captain of Surrey in county cricket. He is a left-handed opener and an occasional wicket-keeper.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
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Team played

England, England XI, Surrey, England Lions, Marylebone Cricket Club, London Spirit

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
25
42
1
1317
132
32.12
2992
44.02
2
11
165
2
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
25
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Early Life

Born in Epsom, Surrey, Burns attended Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC).

Domestic Career

Burns’s debut first-class match for Surrey was played in May 2011 against Cambridge MCCU. He scored just 23 and 16 in that game. Burns had a good 2012 domestic season, scoring 741 runs at a 49.4 average. In 2014, he clobbered over 1,000 runs.

In a Natwest T20 Blast game in June 2015, Burns suffered a horrific injury after colliding with Moises Henriques while trying to take a catch. Burns went unconscious and got his facial injuries stitched. Nevertheless, he still had a good year and scored 1,019 runs in first-class games at a 48.52 average.

In the 2016 season, Burns was selected in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) team against the county championship winners Yorkshire in a curtain-raiser game. In July 2017, in his first match as Surrey captain, he cracked an unbeaten 219 against Hampshire. In 2018, Burns skippered Surrey to the county championship title. That year, he was the top scorer in Division One with 1,359 runs at a 64.71 average.

International Career

Burns made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in November 2018. His maiden Test hundred came against Australia in the first Test of the 2019 Ashes series at Edgbaston. In July 2020, Burns was included in the England squad for the first Test of the home series against the Windies.

Other Details

Rory has proved a solid and dependable Test opener for England. He scored over 350 runs in the 2019 Ashes series at home. Many experts consider him a Test captaincy material.

Burns has a strange batting style. He bats left-handed and keeps his stance open to give a bigger role to his dominant left eye. Burns is a consistent batsman with a compact game. He leaves most of the balls outside the off-stump and has the required patience for Test cricket. For Surrey, he scored over 1,000 runs in first-class cricket in five consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2018.

Burns is an orthodox batsman which means he has limited chances in the white-ball formats. However, he focuses on adding power to his game and can also keep wickets capably.

Test Career Stats

As of September 2020, Burns has featured in 21 Tests in which he has stroked 1,233 runs at an average of 32.44 with 2 hundreds and 8 fifties. His highest Test score is 133.

First-Class Career Stats

Burns has appeared in 139 first-class matches so far, amassing 9,618 runs at an average of 42.18 with 19 hundreds and 53 fifties. His highest first-class score is 219 not out.

List A Career Stats

Burns has starred in 57 List A games so far in which he has smashed 1,722 runs at an average of 35.14 and a scoring rate of 84.78 with 12 fifties. His highest score in a List A match is 95.

T20 Career Stats

Burns has played 48 T20 matches in which he has clobbered 613 runs at an average of 17.51 and a strike rate of 123.34 with 2 fifties. His highest score in a T20 game is 56 not out.

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