Australian, The – MARCUS Harris is in the box seat to open the batting with David Warner in the Ashes, with Cricket Australia’s desire for Joe Burns to play as many as eight red-ball games in England in significant doubt.

Summary

  • MARCUS Harris is in the box seat to open the batting with David Warner in the Ashes, with Cricket Australia’s desire for Joe Burns to play as many as eight red-ball games in England in significant doubt.
  • Burns was sent home from County Cricket club Lancashire with a fatigue disorder, making it hard for selectors to gauge the Test incumbent’s form leading into the five-Test series, which starts at Edgbaston on August 1.
  • Coach Justin Langer said it would be tough to select the Queenslander now.
  • “It was really sad to hear (Burns) had to go home,” Langer said.
  • He’s one player we were hoping would play six, seven, eight games of red-ball cricket.

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