Joe Burns diagnosed with fatigue disorder

Queensland batsman Joe Burns hopes to overcome an illness in time to be up for Ashes selection.
Queensland batsman Joe Burns hopes to overcome an illness in time to be up for Ashes selection.

Australia cricketer Joe Burns should be recovered in time for the Ashes series, if selected, after on-going fatigue forced the Queensland Bulls batsman to return home from the UK.

Burns was diagnosed with a protracted post-infectious fatigue disorder dating back to an October 2018 viral infection after prolonged burn-out.

He returned to Australia in May which ended his spell with Lancashire Cricket.

"We wish Joe the best in his recovery and look forward to helping him make a successful return as soon as possible,'' Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters said on Tuesday.

A Queensland Cricket spokesman said he understands the 29-year-old will be recovered in time for the Ashes series if he is selected.

Burns has played 16 Tests for Australia, scoring four centuries including 180 in his most recent Test against Sri Lanka in Canberra in February.

Australian Associated Press