SOMERSET spinner Jack Leach has retained his place in the England squad ahead of the tour of the Caribbean in the new year.

Leach, who took 18 wickets in the 3-0 series victory in Sri Lanka, remains part of an unchanged Test squad who will take on the West Indies.

The first of two warm-up matches begins on January 15, with the first Test in the three-match series getting underway in Barbados on January 23.

England Test squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire) (captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Jack Leach (Somerset), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)