JACK Leach has been left out of the England XI for the first Test against the West Indies, which gets underway in Barbados this afternoon.

Leach was England's joint-top wicket taker in the 3-0 series win in Sri Lanka before Christmas with 18 scalps, but Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have been preferred to the Somerset man as the two spinners in the Caribbean.

Stuart Broad also misses out, with Sam Curran named as the second seamer.

Former Somerset man Jos Buttler is vice-captain and due to bat at six.

England are bowling first in Barbados - play begins at 2pm.