[caption id="attachment_851922" align="alignnone" width="594"]<img class="size-full wp-image-851922" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Joe-Burns-Getty.png" alt="Joe Burns, Australia cricket team, Ashes 2019" width="594" height="391" /> It is understood that Burns will not be available for selection for the Ashes series in England starting August 1. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/news/">Australian</a> Test opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/joe-burns/news/">Joe Burns</a> has been diagnosed with fatigue disorder. According to a statement released by Queensland Cricket on Tuesday, Burns was diagnosed with a protracted post-infectious fatigue disorder dating back to an October 2018 viral infection. <p></p> <p></p>According to <em>cricket.com.au</em>, Burns played the entirety of the 2018-19 domestic summer, forcing his way back into the Test team as well as playing key roles with the Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat, while battling fatigue and burn-out. <p></p> <p></p>"Joe is currently undertaking a treatment period of rest and recuperation. A definite prognosis for recovery is unavailable at present; however, it is anticipated he will be fully available for cricket in the near future," read the statement. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/joe-burns-cuts-short-county-stint-citing-personal-reasons-846192">Joe Burns cuts short county stint citing personal reasons</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Burns took to Twitter to thank his supporters and said, "Everything is positive and plan to have a bit of rest now before getting back into full training soon." <p></p> <p></p>https://twitter.com/joeburns441/status/1135769090264424448 <p></p> <p></p>It is understood that Burns will not be available for selection for the Ashes series in England starting August 1. <p></p> <p></p>Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters said that the club stands ready to provide any assistance that Burns would need in his return to the playing field. <p></p> <p></p>"We wish Joe the best in his recovery and look forward to helping him make a successful return as soon as possible," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Burns has played 16 Tests for Australia, scoring four centuries including 180 in his most recent Test, against Sri Lanka in Canberra in February.