England have named an unchanged Test squad for next month’s tour of the West Indies.
The selectors have kept faith with the 16 men who delivered a historic 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka, meaning the uncapped Joe Denly keeps his place and Ollie Pope misses out.
Denly was not required during the 3-0 win but will once again travel as batting cover for the three Tests, ahead of Pope and his overlooked county colleague Jason Roy.
Rory Burns and Ben Foakes, both of whom impressed on their Test bows in Sri Lanka, retain their place for the winter tour.
Wicketkeeper Foakes was a late addition in Sri Lanka after an injury to Jonny Bairstow and deservedly takes his place as a first-choice pick after collecting man-of-the-series honours at the first time of asking.
Tom Curran and David Willey return to the one-day squad for the five-match series as the countdown to next year’s World Cup continues.
England's tour of the West Indies
15-16 January: warm-up match vs WI Board XI, Barbados
17-18 January: warm-up match vs WI Board XI, Barbados
23-27 January: 1st Test, Kensington Oval, Barbados
31 January-4 February: 2nd Test, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
9-13 February: 3rd Test, Sarren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia
17 February: ODI warm-up match vs Vice Chancellor’s XI, Barbados
20 February: 1st ODI, Kensington Oval, Barbados
22 February: 2nd ODI, Kensington Oval, Barbados
25 February: 3rd ODI, National Stadium, Grenada
27 February: 4th ODI, National Stadium, Grenada
2 March: 5th ODI, Darren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia
5 March: 1st T20, Darren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia
8 March: 2nd T20, Warner Park, St Kitts & Nevis
10 March: 3rd T20, Warner Park, St Kitts & Nevis
Mark Wood is included ahead of Olly Stone, who made his bow in Sri Lanka, while Sam Curran and Liam Dawsom are also left out.
The victory in Sri Lanka was England’s first overseas whitewash since 1963, and success in the Caribbean would be a similarly rare feat.
England have won just one Test series in the West Indies since 1968 – in 2004 when Michael Vaughan was captain.
The first Test against the West Indies begins on January 23 and you can listen to all the action from the entire series live on talkSPORT.