England should manage to continue their winning run but Sri Lanka’s aggressive approach could well work on a good day.
With the left-arm spinner out of the action, the ECB has already named a replacement for him.
He was dropped from the ODI side citing fitness issues.
The two teams will meet in Kandy for the 3rd ODI on Wednesday.
The visitors look a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
All the major stats and numbers recorded during yet another rain-affected ODI in Dambulla.
The Yorkshire batsman has amassed 1366 runs in 27 ODI innings as an opener with six centuries.
Rain played spoilsport in the first ODI and the expectations are higher from this game.
The downpour would've ensured that the track doesn't remain dry and hence, the spinners won't get much assistance.
He admitted that fact that England are favourites to win the series.