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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 32 years 8 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 98 170 22 6722 235 45.41 13636 49.29 20 39 790 31 78 0
ODIs 140 136 11 4635 126* 37.08 6164 75.19 3 29 451 27 45 0
T20Is 7 7 1 175 60* 29.16 146 119.86 0 1 21 2 4 0
First-class 236 398 46 16187 262* 45.98 46 82 170 0
List A 269 258 24 9335 158 39.89 10 66 93 0
Twenty20 44 43 6 926 85 25.02 808 114.60 0 4 83 22 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 98 6 108 76 1 1/33 1/33 76.00 4.22 108.0 0 0 0
ODIs 140 6 88 88 6 3/9 3/9 14.66 6.00 14.6 0 0 0
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 236 2827 1598 47 4/4 34.00 3.39 60.1 3 0 0
List A 269 1290 1138 33 5/41 5/41 34.48 5.29 39.0 0 1 0
Twenty20 44 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 Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 14, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999
Last First-class Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham, Apr 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 14, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 189* Warwickshire v Sussex Birmingham 13 Apr 2014 FC
- England v India Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
- England v West Indies Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
14 England v Australia Adelaide 26 Jan 2014 ODI # 3463
55 England v Australia Perth 24 Jan 2014 ODI # 3461
29 England v Australia Sydney 19 Jan 2014 ODI # 3457
68 England v Australia Brisbane 17 Jan 2014 ODI # 3455
41 England v Australia Melbourne 12 Jan 2014 ODI # 3454
2, 16 England v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2014 Test # 2113
27, 0 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2013 Test # 2110
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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Mar 12, 2014

Ian Bell has a chat with Graham Thorpe in the nets, Bridgetown, March 12, 2014

Ian Bell has a chat with Graham Thorpe in the nets

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Mar 8, 2014

Ian Bell waits with team-mates for his turn to bat, Isolation Cricket Club, Barbados, March 8, 2014

Ian Bell waits with team-mates for his turn to bat

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Jan 24, 2014

Ian Bell made his second fifty in three innings, Australia v England, 4th ODI, Perth, January 24, 2014

Ian Bell made his second fifty in three innings

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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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