Root insists the fast bowler hasn't been selected with this winter in mind, but simply because Roland-Jones knows Lord's, which is where he plays for his county, Middlesex and the England captain added that nobody's place is secure for this winter's tour.
Both Alastair Cook and Joe Root have come and gone; more predictably so have Mark Stoneman and Tom Westley.
Anderson appeared destined to reach the landmark after he snaffled the first two wickets of the day.
"It's obviously very hard to leave somebody like Chris out".
The first September Test to be held at Lord's was greeted by a cool morning with plenty of low cloud and Joe Root may not have been too despondent at telling his senior quicks they were bowling.
West Indies will have a realistic chance of victory against an England side which displayed vulnerabilities in the last match.
England captain Root announced Roland-Jones' inclusion when addressing media on Wednesday. The remaining four Tests will be played at Lord's, Trent Bridge, Ageas Bowl and The Oval.
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The 29-year-old, who made his debut in the recent home series win over South Africa, was omitted in Leeds despite taking 14 wickets at under 20 apiece in his first three Tests.
England are now preparing for the deciding third Test against West Indies at Lord's.
Rain then stopped play for 40 minutes and when the match resumed Anderson had Kyle Hope out for a duck when the batsman, trying to withdraw his bat, was well caught by a diving Bairstow.
England had a great run at the championship and this series would prove to be a stern test for both the star studded sides as they gear up for the next World Cup. The second test at Headingley produced a hugely entertaining match that was eventually won by the tourists, after an inspired batting display from Kraigg Braithwaite and young Shai Hope. Then, after Anderson repeatedly went past Devendra Bishoo's outside edge, Stokes had Kemar Roach caught by Anderson at fourth slip for his fourth five-wicket haul.
Holder's side upset the odds by chasing down a target of 322 to win the second Test at Headingley by five wickets and level the three-match series at 1-1. No one can ever take that away from you'.
Stokes, given just five overs by Root in the second innings at Headingley, produced the delivery of the day to square up Roston Chase (18) and clip the top of his off stump before polishing off the tail in a spell of three for none in six balls.
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