Our two-time County Championship-winning captain is a fan favourite at The Kia Oval.
A graduate of the Surrey Academy and Banstead CC, Burns first formed a strong opening partnership with Zafar Ansari and was a key presence throughout the summer of 2014, producing over 1,000 first-class runs and repaying the faith shown in him by the Club.
That level of form has continued throughout his career and, by the end of the 2018 season, he had passed the 1000-run mark in each of the last five years. Having firmly established his position at the top of the order for Surrey, Burns replaced Gareth Batty as Club captain in the 2018 season. In his first stint in the role, the now 32-year-old batter led Surrey to the County Championship title before earning his first England Test call-up.
After solid showings in Sri Lanka and West Indies, his maiden Test century came during the first Ashes Test of the 2019 summer. He doubled his Test century tally on the tour of New Zealand during the winter, and followed it up by reaching the three-figure-mark yet again against New Zealand at Lord’s in the summer of 2021.
Playing every game of the 2022 season and leading the run charts, Burns amassed 842 runs at 40.09 as he took Surrey to the Club’s 21st County Championship crown.Related Articles