DORSET star David Payne has earned his first call-up to England’s One Day International squad for fixtures against Pakistan.

Payne was part of the newly-selected 18-man group, after the entire original party were forced to self-isolate due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the England camp.

The former Parley and Bournemouth seamer has enjoyed a sublime campaign for Gloucestershire this season, meaning he could get the chance to feature in three international one-day contests this month.

England will be captained by all-rounder Ben Stokes, who played alongside Payne at England under-19 level, with the first game to take place at Cardiff on Thursday.

The likes of James Vince and Danny Briggs have also been drafted in by England – Payne having previously played alongside them at the 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

Payne, 30, was raised in Lytchett Matravers and attended Lytchett Minster School. He was also a talented footballer having featured in Cherries’ centre of excellence as a youngster.

The left-arm bowler first signed professional terms with Gloucestershire in October 2009 and has spent his entire career with the Bristol-based club.

And now he could be rewarded with representing his country for the first time at senior level.

Ashley Giles, managing director of men’s cricket at the ECB, 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.”

Lytchett’s Payne has taken more than 530 wickets across all formats throughout his professional career.

His best List A figures are 7-29, including four wickets in as many balls in a 40-over game against Essex in 2010, the best one-day bowling figures in Gloucestershire’s history.

He also helped Gloucestershire seal the 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup final win over Surrey, the club’s first trophy in 11 years.