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Burns to skipper Surrey

15th December 2017, 14:40 by Daniel McCarthy

Rory Burns has been named as Surrey's new captain for first-class and One-Day Cup matches, replacing Gareth Batty.

The 27-year-old had held the role of vice-captain since 2015, with Batty the team leader.

However, the 40-year-old off-spinner has decided to step down as skipper and the reins have been handed over to opening batsman, Burns.

Burns has also agreed a new four-year-contract with the club, committing his future to 2021.

"Gareth has been an outstanding leader and I have the utmost respect for all he done," Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart told the club website.

"He recognised that now is the time to hand over the reins to Rory and he will still have a major role to play in the team.

"Rory has been earmarked as a potential captain for a length of time, and I'm very confident now is the right moment for him to take over."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, domestically and in Europe, and is also a keen rugby fan.

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