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Burns - Batting form shaping up

21st April 2019, 14:58 by Jack Ogalbe

Rory Burns says he is feeling good about his form as he looks to maintain his place in the England Test side.

The Surrey batsman played a key role in the county winning last year's Championship and after a first innings 31 against Essex in the season opener, backed it up with 98 second time around.

One-day action now takes precedence but like all Test hopefuls, Burns will be looking towards mid-May for the resumption of the four–day season where he will aim to keep his place in the international team for the Ashes.

After impressing but without scoring heavily over the winter in Sri Lanka and West Indies, the 28-year-old is hopeful he can maintain his momentum ahead of what could be a busy summer.

"I felt pretty good throughout the Test winter in Sri Lanka and the West Indies, despite not making a really big score," said Burns.

"In particular, I felt very comfortable in the Tests in West Indies, against a very good bowling attack and on some spicy pitches, so it was good to start the four-day season here with some runs.

"I just tried to spend time at the crease against Essex and, similar to this time last season, to scrap away out there to try to put a score on the board."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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