Ben Stokes will return to captain a newly selected England XI against Pakistan after the entire ODI team were forced to self-isolate after three players and four management team members test positive for Covid-19.
PCR tests were administered in Bristol on Monday which confirmed the seven cases.
As a result the entire remainder of the squad have been deemed close contacts and will go into self-isolation.
Stokes will lead England against Pakistan in their upcoming series which gets underway on Thursday.
The series will feature three games across five days meaning a newly selected team will be involved throughout whilst their compatriots isolate.
The rest of the new team to face Pakistan will be named later on Tuesday.
''We have been prepared for this moment, and mindful that the emergence of the Delta variant, along with our move away from the stringent enforcement of bio secure environments, could increase the chances of an outbreak," said Tom Harrison, chief executive at the ECB.
"We made a strategic choice to try to adapt protocols, in order to support the overall wellbeing of our players and management staff who have spent much of the 14 months living in very restricted conditions.
"Overnight we have worked swiftly to identify a new squad, and we are grateful to Ben Stokes who will return to England duties to captain.
"We also recognise the impact this news will have on our first-class counties and their men's playing squads and thank them, along with our partners Sky and Royal London, for their ongoing support in dealing with this pandemic.''
Thursday's series opener will take place in Cardiff at the Sophia Gardens.
Following that the teams will travel to Lord's before concluding the series at Edgbaston next Tuesday.
England and Pakistan will then play in a three-game T20 series spanning five days.
England have just comfortably seen off Sri Lanka in a three-game ODI series.
Sunday's game finished without a result but Chris Silverwood's men had won the two games prior to clinch the series.
Captain Eoin Morgan was forced to defend the decision not to give new talent a chance to impress in the third and final ODI after George Garton and Tom Banton were both overlooked.
“We always ask the questions of ourselves,” he said. “But when we look at players, when Tom has been in the side, we’ve earmarked a number of games throughout the series he would play, whether that’s two, three, four or five.
“It’s very rare that we will put somebody in for a one-off game. It doesn’t hold a lot of context. When you identify a talent to come into a squad, I believe you should always invest in that talent and think long-term."
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