Joe Denly, who has played nine ODIs and six Twenty20 Internationals, played an international game after eight years for England and found himself in the touring squad that faced Sri Lanka. @ Getty Images

At 32, Joe Denly will make his debut for England in the second Test against West Indies in Antigua on Friday. Denly, who has played nine ODIs and six Twenty20 Internationals, played an international game after eight years for England and found himself in the touring squad that faced Sri Lanka.

Opener Keaton Jennings, who made only 72 runs in his last six Test innings, faced the axe after England suffered an embarrassing 381-run loss in the first game at Barbados. (ALSO READ: Stuart Broad disappointed for being left out of Barbados Test)

Fast bowler Stuart Broad and left-arm spinner Jack Leach have been named in the 12-man list revealed by skipper Root. Adil Rashid, who remained wicketless in Barbados, was also dropped.

“It gives Joe an opportunity,” Root said ahead of the second Test. “It’s disappointing for Keaton [Jennings], he’s done some excellent things and he will continue to work on developing his game and be a big part of this squad.”

12-man shortlist: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Jack Leach