April 19, 2012

English cricket

Bell looks ahead to his best years

Andrew McGlashan

Ian Bell is back in action this week for Warwickshire after a difficult winter for England where he struggled against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He made just a single half-century in five Tests and lost his place in the one-day team, following a 2011 where he scored runs for fun in the longer format. However, rather than being too down he believes he still has many good years ahead of him at the top level as he tells Paul Bolton in the Daily Telegraph.

You look at Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke. They both struggled for 12 to 16 months, then all of a sudden they came out of that and got double hundreds and triple hundreds.

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