1 innings to save a career

Let's get a bit dramatic, just for the purposes of the article.

But in reality, we're probably telling it how it is.

Joe Burns has 1 innings to save his career.

Never really looked comfortable in his 8 from 41 balls yesterday.

Burns adjudged LBW off Jasprit Bumrah, he reviewed, he almost had to, but sadly it was clipping the leg stump.

Shane Watson would have been proud of the swift referral to the DRS.

So the Aussies will have a couple of hundred to chase in the 4th innings and for Burns, it looms as the make or break for his test career.

It's simple, fail in the 4th innings and you're back to the Heat for the BBL - I don't think there'd be any question about that at all.


The Warner and Burns bromance might be done.

Will Pucovski will be available in Melbourne, Warner himself is saying that he too is hoping to be fit in time for next test.

There's your opening partnership right there you'd think.

Nothing short of a hundred will save Burns, he's capable but he needs to score big to keep his spot, plain and simple.

What do they do with Matthew Wade? Not sure.

Travis Head and he might be fighting it out for that 5th batting spot if we're convinced Cameron Green is one to invest in for the future.

I'm a Joe Burns fan, he's the underdog from QLD, but it was tough watching yesterday as he fought hard.

I'll be cheering him on for a big one in the 4th dig, not only will he need it, but his team will as well.

The Aussies in trouble? How good is test cricket!

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