Burns, who played two Tests against India during the previous home summer and who is currently in India with the Australia A team, was among the 15-man squad named for the two T20 Internationals and five ODIs that will complete Australia’s Qantas Tour of the British Isles.
The squad contains just five of the XI who triumphed over New Zealand in the ICC World Cup final at the MCG last March.
Captain Michael Clarke and ‘keeper Brad Haddin have both retired from limited-overs cricket, fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood will return to Australia following the final Ashes Test to prepare for coming Test matches, and allrounder James Faulkner has been suspended for disciplinary reasons.
In addition, opener and Australia’s recently appointed T20 skipper Finch was not considered after suffering a fractured foot while playing for Yorkshire in the UK county competition.
And Marsh indicated that Burns would likely fill Finch’s role as David Warner’s opening partner in the first matches of next month’s ODI tournament ahead of uncapped Victorian batsman Marcus Stoinis and veteran Shane Watson
“He is a very capable young batsman who has experience opening, and we think he will grab his opportunity with the white ball during this series,” said Marsh.