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Joe Burns still keen on county cricket despite Lancashire saga – Yahoo Sports

Australian Test opener Joe Burns remains keen to play county cricket despite his ill-fated sojourn with Lancashire last year.

Burns played only one match with Lancashire before returning to Australia after being diagnosed with a fatigue disorder.

Though omitted from last year’s Ashes squad, the Queenslander returned to the national side to play five Tests in the southern summer, and was rewarded by promotion to Cricket Australia’s central contract list last month.

The 30-year-old right-hander told an online press conference on Thursday he would still be eager to return to county cricket despite last year’s fatigue diagnosis, which doctors linked to a 2018 viral infection.

“I think from year to year players want to play as much cricket as possible,” said Burns, who previously completed stints with Middlesex and Leicestershire.

“The calendars and the schedule dictate our availability a lot of time… but obviously if there are large breaks in our schedule then the opportunities to play county cricket are always fantastic, to get over there and play as much as possible.”

Joe Burns, seen here playing for Middlesex, says the coronavirus pandemic has given Australia’s cricketers the chance to prepare well for the next southern season (Adam Davy/PA)
Joe Burns, seen here playing for Middlesex, says the coronavirus pandemic has given Australia’s cricketers the chance to
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