Burns faces an ex­tended lay­off

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Cape Town

– Eng­land opener Rory Burns is in doubt for Eng­land’s two-Test tour of Sri Lanka in March as he faces surgery on an an­kle lig­a­ment in­jury sus­tained playing foot­ball in South Africa.

Burns was in­jured ahead of the sec­ond Test against South Africa in Cape Town and has been ruled out of the re­main­der of the four­match se­ries, but now faces the prospect of be­ing side­lined for Sri Lanka as well, ac­cord­ing to re­ports.

Eng­land have bat­tled with a set­tled open­ing part­ner­ship in re­cent years, but Burns has brought some so­lid­ity to the top of the or­der, and was im­pres­sive with a fight­ing 84 in the first Test loss to South Africa in Pre­to­ria. –

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