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Cricket news - Burns insists he isn't competing for spots with Renshaw

While Burns averages 47.20 with four half-centuries in the 472 runs he has scored so far in the season, Renshaw has only managed 199 runs in 10 innings at 19.90.

have been recalled to the Australia squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, the focus will be on the Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw, if you take for CA XI, the visitors in a day-night practice game starting on Thursday (17. January).

With Aaron Finch getting the left out of the squad, the practice game for both burns, and Renshaw opportunity to develop their arguments for the opening, with Marcus Harris, when the Test series against Sri Lanka gets underway at The Gabba starting on January 24. But Burns, who is stressed as a team leader for CA XI, that it is not a competition for places in the tour game, but to get more of a chance, adapted to the pink ball with the first Test is a day-night encounter.

"I've never seen myself as a competitive racer. You're just only see happy their players well," said Burns on Wednesday (16. January). "Hopefully we can both get the opportunity, but I'm not sure about the final make-up team, obviously. I'm not sure about the bat. The make-up of the team suggests that the case would be. But for me, it is simply a chance to have a long-form game and stuck in on the pink ball."

has burns to the extent that the figures in the Sheffield relates to a shield, fared much better than his Queensland team-mate Renshaw. While burns runs through sections 47.20, with four half-centuries in 472 he scored so far in the season, Renshaw has only 199 runs in 10 innings for 19,90 managed with a solitary, fifty It is a break, which is currently in Australia, the first-class season due to the ongoing Big Bash League, makes it difficult for the selectors to judge the players on the basis of the form.

"It is always a touchy subject. We had the opportunity to play six shield games back-to-back, you appreciate as a player, really. I know a lot of to do has been, that the boys played long form cricket, but you don't lose your skills overnight. Games like this serve a very valuable purpose. In an ideal world, we come from a couple of long-format games, but the reality is you can't always have this, when there are three formats," said Burns, who tried to downplay the lack of game-time in first-class cricket.

The focus is also on the 20-year-old Pucovski Is, the part of the CA XI team and earned his first call-up to the Australia Test squad. Although he has played only eight first-class games, his "track record of making centuries" from the selectors take note of this, national selector Trevor Hohns had said.

"who will be selected for Australia a really, really good player. You don't even get a job in the professional cricket at the state level, without an excellent player. All of the men, the opportunities are very talented, sometimes it can be a simple judgment call by the selectors. It is just the way the game is with the three formats, the players come in and out of the competitions around the world, it is very difficult to throw a blanket over a group of players and compare them all evenly," Burns said.

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