HAMPSHIRE captain James Vince has been called up as part of a new-look England squad to take on Pakistan.

The national side were forced to name a whole new side for three upcoming one-day internationals after a major COVID-19 outbreak hit the original camp.

PCR tests administered in Bristol on Monday showed three players and four members of staff returned positive results and the remainder of the group were classified as close contacts, forcing them to isolate in line with public health guidelines.

That includes Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson.

While that could easily have put the entire series in jeopardy, the England and Wales Cricket Board has resolved to play on with a hastily-convened shadow side, captained by the returning Ben Stokes, with Chris Silverwood in place as head coach.

That has handed an unexpected opportunity to Hampshire's Vince, who has not played for England since an ODI against Ireland at Ageas Bowl in August 2020.

The 30-year-old was part of the national squad which won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

England start their 50-over series against Pakistan at Sophia Gardens on Thursday, before heading to Lord's on Saturday and then finishing at Edgbaston next Tuesday.

They are then set to face the same opponents in three Twenty20s on July 16, 18 and 20 at Trent Bridge, Headingley and Old Trafford respectively.

Also among the 18-man group is former Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs.

Nine uncapped players are among the selection.

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."

As a result, Vince has withdrawn from Hampshire's ongoing County Championship match against Surrey.

Vince scored 16 for Hants in their first innings, where Colin de Grandhomme's unbeaten 174 helped the hosts post a daunting total of 488.

At the time of writing, Surrey sit on 42 for four in reply, with Keith Barker having taken three wickets.

Tom Prest comes into the Hampshire side to replace Vince, the 18-year-old making his first-class debut for the club.

England squad to face Pakistan: Ben Stokes, Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince.