Cameron White's last 2 ODIs were in 2015 and 2011.
The Victorian right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.
The 34-year old's call-up comes after a relatively good domestic season where he is now the second highest run-scorer in the BBL and years of vast experience leading his domestic side, something to which Trevor Hohns, the Australian national selector, pointed out to their choice.
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White was surprised at the recall, although he said he never gave up hope of a return to the national side.
White has represented Australia in four Tests, 88 ODIs and 47 T20Is and even captained the Australian T20I side for a while. He is delighted at the prospect of donning the Australian colours again. But it was just a comment on selection, which was an opinion-based thing, and I had a different opinion like many other people do as well.
"Making a few runs in the Big Bash hasn't hurt", he quipped.
White was the highest run-getter in the domestic List A competition in 2016-17.
"I've got an understanding of my game now, I'm a bit older and understand what sort of mental state I need to get myself into to make sure I'm scoring runs consistently - clear mind, watch the ball and react to it", he said. "All I know so far is I've walked into the team hotel, grabbed a t-shirt and a cap and I'm speaking to you guys. I guess I'll find out more in the next hour or so and the next couple of days", White clarified.