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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 32 years 231 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 105 181 22 7156 235 45.00 14320 49.97 21 42 845 36 88 0
ODIs 149 145 12 4896 126* 36.81 6429 76.15 3 31 471 31 48 0
T20Is 8 8 1 188 60* 26.85 163 115.33 0 1 23 2 4 0
First-class 246 415 46 16938 262* 45.90 48 87 188 0
List A 279 268 26 9612 158 39.71 10 68 96 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 105 6 108 76 1 1/33 1/33 76.00 4.22 108.0 0 0 0
ODIs 149 6 88 88 6 3/9 3/9 14.66 6.00 14.6 0 0 0
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 246 2827 1598 47 4/4 34.00 3.39 60.1 3 0 0
List A 279 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 England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Nov 26, 2014 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 England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Nov 26, 2014 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
35 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 26 Nov 2014 ODI # 3554
16* England XI v Sri Lanka A Colombo (SSC) 21 Nov 2014 LA
28 England v India Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
1 England v India Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
4 Warwickshire v Lancashire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
38 Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
7 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
58 England v India Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
167, 23 England v India Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
16, 1 England v India Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
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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Nov 26, 2014

Thisara Perera had Ian Bell caught at slip, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014

Thisara Perera had Ian Bell caught at slip

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Nov 23, 2014

England managed some middle practice after play was called off, Sri Lanka A v England XI, P Sara Oval, Colombo, November 23, 2014

England managed some middle practice after play was called off

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Nov 20, 2014

Moeen Ali and Ian Bell head for the nets, Colombo, November 20, 2014

Moeen Ali and Ian Bell head for the nets

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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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