England are hoping to see George Garton seize his big international chance.

The in-form Sussex star has been called into squad for a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka later this month.

He replaces injured Olly Stone, whose season has been ended by a stress fracture of the back.

Brighton-born Garton has been called in as a seam option but he is arguably of all-rounder status now, certainly at county level, given his progress with the bat.

The 24-year-old has eight wickets in four Vitality Blast matches this season at an average of 8.37.

His economy rate of 5.15 is the third best in the Blast – and the best among bowlers who have delivered more than five overs.

Garton was fast-tracked to the England Lions side after a handful of professional matches in 2016 and found himself brought in as cover for the 2017-18 Ashes series, where his left-arm pace was used to help prepare batsmen in the nets.

England coach Chris Silverwood said: "We have been monitoring the progress of George Garton for quite some time.

"He has been a significant part of Sussex's bowling unit in white-ball cricket for an extended period.

"His ability to bowl quick with his point of difference being a left-armer certainly gives us options in this series, and he deserves his chance at this level.

"This ODI series is important as we continue to build momentum ahead of the 2023 World Cup. Despite some injuries, the squad I have selected is strong and gives us depth across all departments. We are looking forward to competing and putting on a show for the fans."

Sussex, who host Glamorgan at Hove on Tuesday, will now clearly miss Garton for some forthcoming games.