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Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

England underwhelm one last time

Mar 13, 2015: The flaws were still visible in England's win over Afghanistan but to blame the coach and the players does not go far enough - the whole ECB structure needs addressing

George Dobell in Sydney

England v Scotland, Group A, Christchurch

Morgan backs Bell's cautious approach

Feb 23, 2015: England's captain Eoin Morgan expressed support for Ian Bell's understated role in a Woirld Cup record opening stand with Moeen Ali as England saw off Scotland comfortably in Christchurch

David Hopps

England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch

England take heart from Christchurch revival

Feb 22, 2015: England hope to be inspired by the spirit of Christchurch as they take the next step in their World Cup campaign

George Dobell

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart

Smith ton leads Australia to final

Jan 23, 2015: Before this game, Steven Smith had captained Australia in three matches. They had lost none of them, and he had scored a century in each. Now he has captained Australia in four matches. They have still lost none of them, and he has still scored a century

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart

Bell revels in return to the top

Jan 22, 2015: Ian Bell has enjoyed his return to the opening position in England's ODI side after being dropped in Sri Lanka late last year

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Brisbane

Finn, Anderson run through India

Jan 20, 2015: A year after he had gone back home from Brisbane, midway during the Ashes tour, Steven Finn's five-for set up a big England win

The Report by Sidharth Monga at the Gabba

Prime Minister's XI v England XI, Tour match, Canberra

Bell's 'perfect template' lifts England

Jan 14, 2015: After hammering 187 in England's second warm-up match in Australia, Ian Bell said his innings was the "perfect template" for how he hopes to open the batting

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Prime Minister's XI v England, Canberra

Bell 187 sets up England victory

Jan 14, 2015: Ian Bell will enter the one-day tri-series in outstanding form after his 187 set up victory for England in their final warm-up match against the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Pietersen wants to face England

Jan 10, 2015: Kevin Pietersen said he wants to face his former team-mates after a spot opened up in the Prime Minister's XI

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Bell looks to Buttler for inspiration

Nov 24, 2014: Ian Bell will take inspiration from Jos Buttler as he looks to help England reverse their run of poor results in the build up to the World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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