The England captain also said that the duo need to put up consistent performances to retain their places in the Test side
Two days out from the Test, with thick grey clouds overhead and the wind whistling in from the north east, Sri Lanka trained in the coldest temperatures many of the team had experienced
After suffering an innings defeat in the first Test, the Sri Lankan batsmen will be under pressure to put up an improved performance
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Jonny Bairstow promoted to number six in the batting order as England shuffle their pack in Durham.
All-rounder Chris Woakes replaces Ben Stokes in the England side for the second Test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street.
Poor planning, bad luck and modest ticket sales may mean Chester-le-Street does not host another Test - but it could still remain a viable international venue
England host Sri Lanka in the second Test at Riverside ground, Chester-le-Street on 27 May. Find out how to follow the match live in the UK.
Chamara Kapugedera at the SSC School of Cricket prize giving ceremony.
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Preview followed by live coverage of the May 26th 2016 cricket match between England and Sri Lanka - commentary, stats, photos, videos, scores & match report
Durham, May 26 (CRICKETNMORE): All-rounder Chris Woakes is set to replace Ben Stokes in the England cricket squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka which starts from Friday at
England v Sri Lanka Test Betting Tips and Preview for the 2nd test from Durham. Read Ed Hawkins' tips and bet on Betfair today
England head to Durham knowing victory over Sri Lanka in the second Investec Test, live on Sky Sports 2, will secure a series win.
Preview and betting tips for England Vs Sri Lanka 2nd test, May 2016.
Sri Lanka still believe they can beat England in the second Investec Test - as long as they forget their Headingley embarrassment, and avoid obsessing about the cold weather.
Poor planning, bad luck and modest ticket sales may mean Chester-le-Street does not host another Test - but it could still remain a viable international venue.
Chester-le-Street (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Chris Woakes will replace the injured Ben Stokes in England's side for the second Test against Sri Lanka, skipper Alastair Cook said on Thursday.
Chris Woakes will replace the injured Ben Stokes in England's side for the second Test against Sri Lanka, skipper Alastair Cook said on Thursday.
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