Lynn was ruled out of the series after suffering a calf injury during a Big Bash League game for Brisbane Heat with the Queenslander being named in the Australia squad after almost a year.
Now after getting the recall for the national side, a "grateful" White was very surprised when Trevor Hohns called him to deliver the good news.
In a twist of fate not lost on the veteran, it is perhaps his own Big Bash League form that has earned him a return to the team - White has scored 79 not out, 51, 3, 49 not out, 35 not out and 68 not out in his six innings for Melbourne Renegades this season. However, White's selection came as a surprise as the veteran himself thought that his worldwide career was nearly over.
If he does get a chance to pull on the Aussie kit for an 89th time in ODIs - to go with 47 T20I run-outs and four Test appearances - White thinks his experience in the game will make up for being out of the elite level for three years. Hopefully I can.Making a few runs in the Big Bash hasn't hurt.
White was the domestic one-day tournament's top-scorer last season with 457 runs at 76.16, including two hundreds and two fifties.
"In the back of my mind I never really gave up all hope".
"He's only trying to get the best out of me as the Australian skipper - there's not much you can say to the guy who's second-best to the Don".
"I was very surprised this morning when (Australian chief selector) Trevor Hohns rang me".