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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 35 years 18 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, Perth Scorchers, Warwickshire, Warwickshire Cricket Board

Nickname Belly

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Princethorpe College, Rugby

Relation Brother - KD Bell

Ian Ronald Bell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 118 205 24 7727 235 42.69 15622 49.46 22 46 919 39 100 0
ODIs 161 157 14 5416 141 37.87 7019 77.16 4 35 525 32 54 0
T20Is 8 8 1 188 60* 26.85 163 115.33 0 1 23 2 4 0
First-class 282 474 50 18741 262* 44.20 51 98 212 0
List A 303 289 30 10494 158 40.51 11 76 106 0
Twenty20 77 74 9 1864 90 28.67 1527 122.06 0 11 172 51 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 118 6 108 76 1 1/33 1/33 76.00 4.22 108.0 0 0 0
ODIs 161 6 88 88 6 3/9 3/9 14.66 6.00 14.6 0 0 0
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 282 2875 1615 47 4/4 34.36 3.37 61.1 3 0 0
List A 303 1290 1138 33 5/41 5/41 34.48 5.29 39.0 0 1 0
Twenty20 77 10 132 186 3 1/12 1/12 62.00 8.45 44.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at The Oval, Aug 19-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 1-5, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999
Last First-class Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham, Apr 21-24, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Northamptonshire v Warwickshire at Northampton, Apr 27, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth, Jan 28, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Warwickshire v Northants Northampton 27 Apr 2017 LA
33, 99 Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 21 Apr 2017 FC
11, 1 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Birmingham 14 Apr 2017 FC
0, 64 Warwickshire v Surrey The Oval 7 Apr 2017 FC
33 Warwickshire v Oxford MCCU Oxford 2 Apr 2017 FC
13 Warwickshire v Qalandars ICCA Dubai 23 Mar 2017 Other T20
30 Warwickshire v Lancashire ICCA Dubai 23 Mar 2017 Other T20
41 HKI United v City Kaitak Mong Kok 12 Mar 2017 Other T20
59 HKI United v Kow Cantons Mong Kok 11 Mar 2017 Other T20
5 HKI United v HH Jaguars Mong Kok 9 Mar 2017 Other T20
Profile

Once described by Dayle Hadlee as the best 16-year old he had ever seen, Ian Bell had been earmarked for greatness long before he was drafted onto the England tour of New Zealand in 2001-02, as cover for the injured Mark Butcher.

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Timeline
    • June 4, 2005
      The maiden Test century
      • The opposition is admittedly weak, but Ian Bell needs only three innings to notch up his first Test century. After scoring 70 and 65 not out in his first two innings, he scores an unbeaten 162 against Bangladesh in Chester-le-Street.
    • July-September 2005
      Ashes horrors
      • After a terrific start to his Test career, Bell is quickly brought down to earth in the 2005 Ashes by Glenn Mcgrath and Shane Warne. Bell scores two half-centuries at Old Trafford but only manages 171 runs in ten innings in the series.
    • November 2005
      Redemption in Pakistan
      • Bell is England's highest run-getter with 313 runs at an average of 52.16 in the series defeat in Pakistan. In Faisalabad he scores 115, his second Test century.
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Apr 21, 2017

Ian Bell leaves the crease after falling for 33, Warwickshire v Surrey, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day, April 21, 2017

Ian Bell leaves the crease after falling for 33

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Apr 16, 2017

Ben Coad removed Ian Bell for 1 moments before the players left the field, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day, April 16, 2017

Ben Coad removed Ian Bell for 1 moments before the players left the field

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Apr 9, 2017

Ian Bell drives through the covers during his battling half-century, Surrey v Warwickshire, Specsavers County Championship, 3rd day, The Kia Oval, April 9, 2017

Ian Bell drives through the covers during his battling half-century

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 1999, 2000, 2001

PCA Young Cricketer of the Year 2004

Awarded the MBE in 2005

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2006

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008

Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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