Sussex batsman Phil Salt has been named in England's new-look squad for their Royal London ODI Series against Pakistan, which gets underway at Sophia Gardens on Thursday afternoon (1pm).

Salt is one 18 players who have been called up to replace the orginal squad after the whole squad including his Sussex teammate George Garton had to isolate, following three players and four members of staff testing positive for Covid.

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Ben Stokes will return to the squad to captain the side and Chris Silverwood, who had been due to take some time away during the white-ball series, is back as Head Coach. 

Former Sussex spinner Danny Briggs is also part of the squad.

In total, Salt is one nine uncapped players in ODI's to be named in the squad along with test batsmen Zak Crawley and Dan Lawrence plus Durham’s Brydon Carse, Middlesex pair Tom Helm and John Simpson, Surrey’s Will Jacks, Gloucestershire’s David Payne and Somerset’s Lewis Gregory.

England's 18 man squad for their Royal London ODI series against Pakistan:

Ben Stokes (Durham, C), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Danny Briggs (Warwickshire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Will Jacks (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Craig Overton (Somerset), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), David Payne (Gloucestershire), Phil Salt (Sussex), John Simpson (Middlesex), James Vince (Hampshire).

Managing Director of England Men's Cricket, Ashley Giles, said: "It's a great opportunity to play on the biggest stage, and for most of the players selected it's not necessarily something they would have been expecting 24 hours ago.

"It's an exciting group of players, with some young talent and some players who have impressed at domestic level over a long period of time.

"We're in unprecedented territory, in terms of replacing an entire squad and management team, and I'm very proud of how everyone has come together in order to get it done - both those within the ECB and from the county game.

"Ben hasn't captained our ODI side before so it's a huge honour for him. We all wish him well and it's a role I'm sure he'll thrive in.

"I'd like to also put on record the thanks of the ECB to the PCB for their support and understanding during this time."