Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson has returned home early from England's tour of  Sri Lanka.

The slow left-armer  sat out training on Monday with a side complaint and did not join in with net practice as the tourists enjoyed a long workout at the picturesque Pallekele Stadium.

The 28-year-old was picked as a third spin option for the washed out series opener and took one for 26 in six overs during Saturday's victory in Dambulla.

But he is returning home early as the tourists continue preparations for Wednesday's day/night clash.