Dom Bess and Joe Denly in England 13-man squad for West Indies Test as Moeen Ali misses out

A further nine players will remain at the Ageas Bowl as reserves for the behind-closed-doors match, which is due to begin on Wednesday

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England have named Dom Bess and Joe Denly among 13 players in their squad for the first Test against West Indies.

A further nine players will remain at the Ageas Bowl as reserves for the behind-closed-doors match, which is due to begin on Wednesday.

Moeen Ali misses out on the 22 altogether, while Dan Lawrence, James Bracey and Ollie Robinson are all part of the reserve group. Jack Leach is the back-up spinner.

Joe Root will miss the match to be with his wife at the birth of their second child, with Ben Stokes assuming captaincy responsibilities.

Jos Buttler keeps wicket and is Stokes' vice-captain, as Jonny Bairstow is left out of the 22. 

The other players from the initial 30-strong training camp not to be retained are Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Keaton Jennings, Lewis Gregory and Amar Virdi.

England squad

Ben Stokes (Durham), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Joe Denly (Kent), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

Reserves

James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Craig Overton (Somerset), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Olly Stone (Warwickshire)

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