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England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Bell calls for aggressive England approach

Nov 17, 2014: Ian Bell has called on his team-mates to be "fearless" in their attempts to build momentum for the World Cup, suggesting the public would rather see them "be aggressive and lose" if the alternative was another tame exit from the tournament

Alan Gardner

India in England

Bell ruled out of final ODI

Sep 3, 2014: Ian Bell has been ruled out of the final one-day international against India at Headingley with the fractured toe he sustained in the warm-up to the fourth game at Edgbaston

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

'No chance' England will win World Cup - Swann

Aug 25, 2014: Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan have joined forces to condemn England's selection and strategy heading into the 2015 World Cup

David Hopps

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

Cook's subtle skills inspire England

Aug 5, 2014: His captaincy may never be associated with tactical genius or stirring words but Alastair Cook's style of leadership is appreciated by his players

George Dobell in Manchester

India in England 2014

Bell's advice helped Moeen - Moores

Aug 1, 2014: Peter Moores has praised Ian Bell for his contribution to the improvement of Moeen Ali's offspin

George Dobell

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

England find their upward curve

Jul 31, 2014: There will doubtless be tough days ahead but England appear to have turned a corner. ESPNcricinfo assesses where the team is after levelling the series

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Encouragement for England - but no more

Jul 28, 2014: Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Jos Buttler piled on the pain for India but luck played its part and judgement should be reserved for tougher tests

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl

Bell debunks the England theories

Jul 27, 2014: England's decline has been the subject of fevered debate. But not for Ian Bell

David Hopps

Time to pension off the seniors?

Jul 24, 2014: If England are going to win nothing, history suggests it might be worth their while to win nothing with kids

Rob Smyth

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Farbrace defends senior players

Jul 20, 2014: Paul Farbrace insisted England's senior players could not be praised highly enough despite recent results at the close of play on the fourth day of the second Investec Test at Lord's

George Dobell

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Scars of the old era haunt England

Jul 20, 2014: It will take something remarkable for England to chase down their target and the more evidence that is displayed suggests more fresh faces need to brought into the team in place of mentally scarred seniors

George Dobell at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Cook's descent into private hell

Jul 18, 2014: Eventually, with the batting failures accumulating and his captaincy not compensating, the reasons for persisting with Alastair Cook are wearing out

George Dobell at Lord's

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Signs a corner has been turned by England

Jul 13, 2014: The hosts appeared to play with a different attitude at Trent Bridge. No longer was there a sense that the game owed them. They just got on with it and Alastair Cook played the match with a smile on his face

Mark Nicholas at Trent Bridge

India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Bell defends Cook captaincy

Jun 23, 2014: Ian Bell has rejected the suggestion Alastair Cook is on the brink of resigning the England captaincy and said it was the performance of the players rather than any tactical shortcomings that have cost the side in Leeds

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

New England, same mistakes

Jun 23, 2014: With Alastair Cook isolated and the deficiencies in his captaincy laid bare, the suggestion that English cricket is at a low point continues to gain credence

George Dobell at Headingley

England's reticent champion

Jun 20, 2014: To be playing a 100th Test at the age of 32 is a walloping achievement. Better still, the very best of "Belly" may be yet to come

Mark Nicholas

Numbers Game

From pretty player to match-winner

Jun 20, 2014: The second half of Ian Bell's Test career has been a lot more fulfilling than his first, but he still needs to iron out his inconsistencies

S Rajesh

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Marrying steel with silk

Jun 19, 2014: As Ian Bell reaches his 100th Test at Headingley - becoming the 12th England player to reach the landmark - ESPNcricinfo looks back at five of his best innings

Andrew McGlashan
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