SOMERSET paceman Craig Overton has been called into England's ODI squad as a replacement for the injured Liam Plunkett ahead of the upcoming five-match series against New Zealand.

Overton, 23, impressed on his introduction to Test cricket in the recent Ashes series and has now been handed the chance to show what he can do with a white ball.

Plunkett has been used as a strike bowler for England in limited overs cricket, with his height and bounce ideal for an enforcer role, and Overton may be asked to perform a similar role if he gets the nod in the starting side.

The two are also not dissimilar in their approach to batting in the shorter forms of the game, with Overton able to replicate Plunkett's hard-hitting, aggressive approach down the order.

Overton was Somerset's leading wicket taker in the 2017 Royal London One-Day Cup campaign, taking 16 scalps at 24.06 with an economy rate of just over six runs an over.

The seamer has received call-ups to international limited overs squads before, most notably for the IT20 tri-series against South Africa in June, during which Eoin Morgan assured everyone in the 15-man squad would get a game; as it turned out, only Overton didn't.

That means his white ball international debut could come in Hamilton on Sunday (1am start UK time).

England ODI squad: Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (capt), Craig Overton, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood