The Liverpool winger could win his second cap for his country while the likes of Jermain Defoe, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Steven Caulker and Tom Cleverley are also included
Sterling could win his second cap for his country, having previously been selected for the 4-2 friendly defeat to Sweden back in November 2012, while it is the first time that Shaw has been called up after impressing with his performances in the Premier League this season.
Jermain Defoe, who officially becomes a Toronto FC player on Friday, is also named in Hodgson's squad despite only making one Premier League start for Tottenham since Dec. 7.
Everton youngster Ross Barkley is again named as part of the 30-man party although teammate Barry, who was widely expected to be given the nod, has been left out along with Sunderland winger Johnson.
There is a place for Danny Welbeck, however, who returned for Manchester United against Olympiakos on Tuesday having previously been out of action since Feb. 1 with a knee injury.
Arsenal midfield duo Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both included, while Glen Johnson is also selected, having returned to action for Liverpool in its 4-3 win over Swansea City.
Full England squad to face Denmark:
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Steven Caulker, Ashley Cole, Glen Johnson, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw
Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere
Strikers: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck