Now an important Australian player will play T20 World Cup for another country, took a big step - Newztezz Online

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Now an important Australian player will play T20 World Cup for another country, took a big step

 


Australia Player Decided to Play for Italy: Former Australian batsman Joe Burns has taken a shocking decision. He has now decided to play for the Italian team so that he can participate in the T20 World Cup. Joe Burns wants to participate in the 2026 T20 World Cup to be held in India and for this reason he has shifted his base to Italy so that he can get a chance to play for his team.

Joe Burns said that his brother died this year. He has taken this decision to pay tribute to him. While playing for Italy, he will wear the same jersey number 85 which his brother used to wear while playing club cricket. He has also shared the picture of this jersey on his Instagram.

Joe Burns wrote an emotional note on Instagram

Joe Burns also wrote an emotional note while sharing the jersey. He said, this is not just a number or a jersey. This is for those people whom I know will be looking at it with great pride from above. My brother passed away in February this year. The last team he played for, his jersey number was 85. Wearing this shirt will give me a lot of strength. When my great-grandfather left Italy and came to Australia to start a new chapter, it was a very brave decision. However, now I am proud that I will play for Italy while going to the T20 World Cup 2026. It feels like I am coming back home.

Let us tell you that Joe Burns did not play the last round matches for his team Queensland in the Sheffield Shield tournament. He was also dropped from the central contract of his state team. Apart from this, his three-year contract with Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League has also ended now. He played 23 Test matches and 6 ODIs for Australia in his career. However, now he will be seen playing for Italy.

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