Among the dramas playing out in the current Ashes series, one thing is beginning to emerge - in Rory Burns, England may have found themselves a true opener with the right temperament. Perhaps a player whose technique is not influenced by the short form game? As Barney Ronay says in the Guardian, Burns is ‘here solely on first-class red-ball merit.’


Stephen James

Minding the gaps


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