Burns hoping to learn from foreign adventures

Australia

Australia's newest ODI cap, Joe Burns, says he has learned so much over the last few months playing in foreign conditions and is hoping to execute everything has he picked up out in the middle.

Burns scored a fine 69 in his first 50-over match for the Aussies as they beat Ireland by 23 (D/L) in Belfast on Thursday.

The 25 year-old has had an eventful 2015 so far. After playing in the Boxing Day and New  Year Tests against India, Burns was not selected for the West Indies or Ashes tours.

Instead Burns took up a county contract with Middlesex and then was selected for the Australia A side to play some four-day and limited-overs cricket in India.

About his experiences, Burns said: "Just experiencing foreign conditions and learning how to adapt your game, learning about how to go about it in different conditions.

"Despite if you make runs or don't make runs, the experience of playing cricket in different countries and seeing how different countries go about it (is valuable).

"Learning how there's more than one way to skin a cat. But also learning how if you execute the things you do well, you can still have success.

"The last few months has been fantastic for me personally. I've learned so much, and I'm just looking to hopefully execute the lessons I've learned in the last few months over the next few months."

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