Joe Burns burst on to the scene with 140 on Sheffield Shield debut late in the 2010-11 season, the third highest score on debut by a Queensland player. He became a fixture in the Shield-winning state team the following summer, when he scored 781 runs at 41.10. Named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year in 2013, Burns enjoyed a move up the order to become an opener for Queensland. In 2014-15 he was Queensland's leading Shield run scorer with 793 and his Test debut came in the same summer. He played his initial ODIs in the British Isles following the 2015 Ashes.
After being one of a number of players rotated through the top of Australia’s Test order in recent years, he played a consistent role as David Warner’s opening partner during the 2019/20 home season and has earned an Australian contract for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
Burnsy holds a Bachelor of Economics and outside of cricket he enjoys traveling, skateboarding, surfing, playing Fifa and is a big Manchester United fan.
Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club
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