Rory Burns

Rory Burns hits second hundred of season as Surrey take command against Somerset

Rory Burns scored his second century of the LV= Insurance County Championship season to put Surrey in a commanding position heading into day three of their match against Somerset.The England Test opener posted 113 from 217 balls, smashing 14 fours and a six to help his side to 382 and a healthy lead of 202.Roelof Van de Merwe later dismissed Burns with his first ball of the day and Will Jacks went well before falling short of three figures when he was dismissed on 88 by Martin De Lange, who replaced the concussed Craig Overton.Hashim Amla was also not able...
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‘The Ashes? I’ve kind of put it to bed’: Rory Burns targets England Test return

Rory Burns has “put to bed” the disappointment of his poor Ashes showing and is eager to make a swift return to the England squad. Described by Surrey’s head coach, Gareth Batty, as “the best opener in the country”, England’s most productive run-scorer at the top of the order since he made his debut in November 2018 struggled in Australia. He scored 77 runs from six innings and registered two ducks, including one off the first ball of the series. “Did I visualise getting a first-baller? No, I didn’t,” the Surrey captain says of his leg-side waft to Mitchell Starc that left him comprehensively bowled and set in motion England’s 4-0 defeat.

It takes time – Rory Burns puts Ashes heartbreak to bed before new Surrey season

Rory Burns insists he has put what happened in the Ashes “to bed” as he prepares for the start of the domestic county season with Surrey.The opener was one of a number of casualties following England’s humiliating 4-0 defeat Down Under, alongside James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jos Buttler.Burns managed just 77 runs against Australia at an average of 12.83 and was dropped from the squad for the recent series against the West Indies.The 31-year-old says what occurred in Australia is now behind him.“I don’t really (look back on it), I’ve kind of put it to bed, to be honest,”...

England’s openers falter again as Rory Burns run out for a duck

Rory Burns was run out for a duck on his recall as England’s openers once again failed to stand up to Australia in the Ashes finale in Hobart.Burns was dropped two games ago, returning to the side only due to Haseeb Hameed’s even more concerning run of form, and things could barely have gone worse on his return.The tourists took Australia’s last four wickets for 62 in the first session to dismiss the hosts for 303, getting the best conditions of the match so far as they began their reply under blue skies.But they were 34 for two at lunch...

Rory Burns and Ollie Pope out for Boxing Day Test as England swing the axe

England have swung the axe for their must-win Boxing Day Test against Australia, making four changes to the team in Melbourne.Most significantly, the tourists have lost patience with their misfiring batting unit, benching Surrey duo Rory Burns and Ollie Pope in favour of the returning Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow.Elsewhere, the bowling has been rotated once again with Mark Wood back after being rested in Adelaide and left-arm spinner Jack Leach recalled to the XI. Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad make way.We make 4️⃣ changes to our side for the Boxing Day Test 🎄Full details 👇#Ashes | 🇦🇺 #AUSvENG 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿—...

Rory Burns has become a walking wicket when faced with the majesty of Mitchell Starc

It was a wry, knowing smile as Australia’s experienced seamer walked onto the field. Purposefully, slowly, Mitchell Starc, toying with the minds of England’s two openers, walked dead centre towards the pitch, refusing to give away which end he would take the new ball from. Only at the last minute did Starc turn on his heel and amble - not stride - slowly, confidently, towards the Cathedral End of Adelaide’s picturesque Test ground.

Rory Burns advised to consider changing technique by Sir Alastair Cook

Rory Burns has been advised to think about making changes to his unorthodox technique by former England captain Sir Alastair Cook after another chastening outing for the Surrey opener in the Ashes England face an uphill battle in the second Test in Adelaide after closing on 17 for two in response to Australia’s 473 for nine declared, Burns the first to go after edging Mitchell Starc into the slip cordon in the third over.It has been a forgettable tour for Burns, who went down in Ashes folklore for all the wrong reasons after being bowled from the first ball of...