Joe Burns ends Lancashire Stint, return Australia for "personal reasons"

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Joe Burns Ends Lancashire Stint, Return Australia for “Personal Reasons” 

Joe Burns Ends Lancashire Stint, Return Australia for “Personal Reasons”

In what could be seen as a surprising move, Australian batsman Joe Burns has put an end to his stint with English County club – Lancashire on Monday (May 20). However, the reasons for return Australia are deemed as “personal”. Interestingly, Lancashire has revealed the news half an hour before their game against Worcestershire on Monday (May 20).

The 29-year-old batsman Burns has managed to feature in a single match during the ongoing County season.

Interestingly, he has featured in a solitary game in the ongoing County Championship, for the Red Rose before flying back to Australia.

Burns hopeful for Ashes 2019 in England

Joe Burns, Lancashire
Burns eyes Ashes berth this summer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Meanwhile, the prominent club Lancashire has also confirmed that Burns won’t be available for the rest of the season as an overseas signing.

With Old Trafford – a base of Lancashire. Burns unavailability demanded an overseas replacement. Thus

Meanwhile, Burns partook in a game against Northamptonshire when they won it by ten wickets. However, Burns managed to score 10 in that phase.

Lehmann replaces Burns:

Jake Lehmann has replaced Burns while partaking in the One-day Cup for the Division Two clash.

According to the Lancashire, Lehmann has become overall 687th cricketer who has featured in for the reputed club.

“Lancashire Cricket wishes Joe all the best. And it would be appreciated if his privacy is respected during this time,” the release from the Club revealed.

The Queensland-based batsman Burns, who has made his debut in 2014 further went on to feature in 16 Tests and six One-day Internationals.

Burns, who averaged 40.1 scored 1123 runs in 28 Tests innings. The right-handed batsman Burns has slammed four hundreds and as many half-centuries in the traditional fold.

Burns’ early exit has somewhat faced a dent.

Meanwhile, Burns wants to keep the matter private as he has faced a severe hit while going by his ambitions. However, he is keen to make the earliest return if possible.

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