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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 33 years 304 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 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 261 442 48 17687 262* 44.89 50 92 204 0
List A 292 281 28 10184 158 40.25 11 73 102 0
Twenty20 53 52 6 1144 90 24.86 971 117.81 0 5 107 29 19 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 261 2827 1598 47 4/4 34.00 3.39 60.1 3 0 0
List A 292 1290 1138 33 5/41 5/41 34.48 5.29 39.0 0 1 0
Twenty20 53 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 England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 1-5, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire at Market Warsop, Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Warwickshire at Birmingham, Aug 29, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40, 0 England v Pakistan Sharjah 1 Nov 2015 Test # 2184
4, 46 England v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2015 Test # 2183
63, 5* England v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 13 Oct 2015 Test # 2180
53 England XI v Pakistan A Sharjah 8 Oct 2015 Other
19 England XI v Pakistan A Sharjah 5 Oct 2015 Other
12, 55 Warwickshire v Somerset Taunton 22 Sep 2015 FC
4 Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 29 Aug 2015 T20
10, 13 England v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2178
7 Warwickshire v Essex Birmingham 13 Aug 2015 T20
1 England v Australia Nottingham 6 Aug 2015 Test # 2175
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 4, 2015

Ian Bell was bowled by Shoaib Malik for a duck, Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day, November 4, 2015

Ian Bell was bowled by Shoaib Malik for a duck

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Nov 2, 2015

Ian Bell was stumped for 40 off the bowling of Yasir Shah, Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day, November 2, 2015

Ian Bell was stumped for 40 off the bowling of Yasir Shah

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Nov 2, 2015

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell added 71 for the second wicket, Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day, November 2, 2015

Alastair Cook and Ian Bell added 71 for the second wicket

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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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