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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 33 years 7 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, 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 106 183 22 7310 235 45.40 14611 50.03 22 42 867 37 88 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 247 417 46 17092 262* 46.07 49 87 188 0
List A 291 280 28 10132 158 40.20 11 72 102 0
Twenty20 47 46 6 981 85 24.52 848 115.68 0 4 89 24 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 106 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 247 2827 1598 47 4/4 34.00 3.39 60.1 3 0 0
List A 291 1290 1138 33 5/41 5/41 34.48 5.29 39.0 0 1 0
Twenty20 47 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 West Indies v England at North Sound, Apr 13-17, 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 West Indies v England at North Sound, Apr 13-17, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
143, 11 England v West Indies North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
43 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
59 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 6 Apr 2015 Other
52* England v Afghanistan Sydney 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3635
63 England v Bangladesh Adelaide 9 Mar 2015 ODI # 3630
49 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
54 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
8 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
36 England v Australia Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
35* England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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 15, 2015

Ian Bell was run out after a mix-up with Gary Ballance, West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 3rd day, April 15, 2015

Ian Bell was run out after a mix-up with Gary Ballance

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Apr 13, 2015

Ian Bell fell late in the day for 143, West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, April 13, 2015

Ian Bell fell late in the day for 143

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Apr 13, 2015

Ian Bell made his 22nd Test hundred, West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, April 13, 2015

Ian Bell made his 22nd Test hundred

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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

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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