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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 36 years 75 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
    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.
    July-August 2006
    Three tons in a series
    The four-Test series home series against Pakistan is a splendid one for him too. He scores three hundreds - 100 not out at Lord's (thus getting his name up on the honours board there), 106 not out at Old Trafford, and 119 at Headingley.
    November 2006 - January 2007
    Improved Ashes display
    Bell scores 331 runs in ten innings with four half-centuries even as England are drubbed 5-0.
    May 18, 2007
    On the Lord's honours board again
    For the second successive year, Bell notches up a Test century at Lord's, this time scoring an unbeaten 109 against West Indies.
    August 21, 2007
    The elusive ODI century
    In his 46th ODI innings, Bell finally scores his maiden century, an unbeaten 126 against India at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. It's enough to win England the match by 104 runs.
    July 11, 2008
    Lord's ecstasy and agony
    For the third successive year Bell gets a Test hundred at Lord's - this time against South Africa - but this one's tinged with some regret, as he is dismissed by Paul Harris for 199.
    December 2009 - January 2010
    Tough runs in South Africa
    Bell answers the critics who claim he can't score in difficult conditions, with two sublime innings in South Africa. In the second Test in Durban, his 140 sets up an innings win, and in the next Test, in Cape Town, he bats almost five hours for his 78 as England squeeze a draw after being nine down.
    January 5, 2011
    Splendid in Sydney
    Bell caps off a superb Ashes series with 115 in Sydney as England trounce Australia by an innings and 83 runs and wrap the series 3-1.
    May-June 2011
    Four innings, average 331
    Bell racks up scores of 103 not out, 52, 57 not out, and 119 not out for a series aggregate and average of 331 at home against Sri Lanka.
    July-August 2011
    India at his mercy
    Bell continues his merry run-fest, scoring two hundreds in the four-Test series against India. In the last Test at The Oval, he scores 235, his highest Test score. That's also his last Test innings of 2011, a year in which he scores 950 runs in eight Tests at an average of 118.75.
    January-February 2012
    Hard landing
    After an unbelievable year in Test cricket in 2011, Bell gets a harsh reminder that Test cricket isn't all that easy: in six innings against Pakistan, he manages a grand total of 51, and is completely at sea against Saeed Ajmal's doosra.