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.
Lynn's calf injury raised hopes of an immediate reprieve but the selection panel have instead returned to the 34-year-old White, who last played for his country three years ago - against England in Hobart. It doesn't make a lot of sense.
Their relationship seems to have improved, with Hohns explaining White's Big Bash League (BBL) form had been impossible to overlook.
White suggested at the time that the Australian side was being treated as a "development team" with Hohns hitting back, describing White's global career as "nothing earth-shattering".More news: TN bus strike enters 8th day
White has been one of the premier performers in the BBL, sitting second on the run scoring charts with 285 at an average of 142.5.
"Trevor disagreed at the time".
White was the leading runscorer in last year's domestic one-day competition, having amassed 457 runs and two hundreds, while he hit 165 from 154 balls against Tasmania in October.
"Making a few runs in the Big Bash hasn't hurt", he quipped. "He's playing very well", selector Trevor Hohns said.
"It's something I've always wanted to do, get back and have another go at it, so I'm just grateful for the opportunity and the chance, it's up to me now whether I can make the most of it".