Sydney - Australia batsman Joe Burns is not expecting a recall to the
starting XI against South Africa, despite scoring a Sheffield Shield century
Burns scored a valuable ton for Queensland on Wednesday, but
feels it might not be enough to unseat Shaun Marsh, who is also in good form
for Western Australia.
Marsh is the current holder of the opening slot alongside
David Warner, after Burns was dropped for the third Test against Sri Lanka
earlier this year.
The Bulls opener said of his chances: "It's hard to
say. I am not an incumbent Test opener.
"There is a queue and all I can do is make runs."
He added: "In the Sri Lankan series I didn't play well
enough. I just had to learn as much as I could from the experience.
"But it's satisfying to bounce back in my first Shield
Marsh made 73 for WA this week, after recovering from a
hamstring injury he picked up in the Matador Cup.
The first Test against the Proteas will be played on Marsh's
home ground, the WACA in Perth, from 3 November.