With David Warner, who missed out a major chunk of the India assignment due to a groin injury, looking fit for the job, dropping Joe Burns was an easy decision to make
Joe Burns was picked for the first Test against India despite being in dismal form, and the opener repaid the selectors' faith with an unbeaten half-century in the second innings of the eight-wicket victory
The absence of Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami will be 'big losses' for India but Joe Burns is expecting a strong comeback by the visitors
Burns suffered a nasty blow on his elbow off a Jasprit Bumrah delivery, while Will Pucovski was ruled out as he continues to recover from concussion
Indian pacers produced a barrage of bouncers to intimidate Australian openers on Day 2 of the first Test at Adelaide Oval
With David Warner (adductor) and Will Pucovski (concussion) unavailable, Burns will reportedly play in the first Test starting in Adelaide on Thursday
The opener, whose place for the first Test is under threat, fell for just one in the second innings, trapped lbw by Mohammed Shami
Eyeing places in Australia's team for the first Test, Will Pucovski and Joe Burns fell cheaply.
The Australians have already made a statement of sort with their dominant ODI series win as their batsmen came down heavily on the fancied Indian bowlers.
Coach Justin Langer says the temporarily vacant opening slot will go to the one who performs well for Australia A
David Warner insisted he would be happy with whoever he opens with for Australia, but the left-hander talked up his partnership with Joe Burns.
Despite Will Pucovski scoring truckload of runs in the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Australia Test captain Paine hinted that Joe Burns may continue his opening partnership with David Warner
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Very few young Australian cricketers have generated as much buzz in recent years as Will Pucovski, thanks to his prolific form in Sheffield Shield.
India's attack would be spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, while Australia's pace attack would be led by world no.1 Pat Cummins
The start of the Day-Night Test between Australia and Pakistan was delayed by a few minutes due to rain and in that time Aussie openers David Warner and Joe Burns were seen playing the game of rock-paper-scissors
Australia drew first blood in the Test series, with the hosts outclassing Pakistan at The Gabba, Brisbane
David Warner's 22nd century and Joe Burns' 97 put Australia firmly in control heading into Day 3 of the Gabba Test against Pakistan.
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