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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Marrying steel with silk

Jun 19, 2014: As Ian Bell reaches his 100th Test at Headingley - becoming the 12th England player to reach the landmark - ESPNcricinfo looks back at five of his best innings

Andrew McGlashan

Ian Bell's 100th Test

Bell recalls career turning point

Jun 18, 2014: As Ian Bell sat in the dressing rooms at Edgbaston in May 2009 and watched his former England colleagues take the field in a Test against West Indies, the prospect of a 100th Test cap seemed almost impossibly distant

George Dobell

Northamptonshire v Warwickshire, Wantage Road, 3rd day

'Fair dinkum' Hain clubs Northants

Jun 17, 2014: Sam Hain broke Ian Bell's record and became the youngest man to score a first-class century for Warwickshire as they took a grip on their game against Northamptonshire.

George Dobell at Wantage Road

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Cook confirms Bell, Ballance roles

Jun 11, 2014: The eve of England's first Test in six months did not see Alastair Cook rip up his usual script and name his XI early but he did reveal two noteworthy pieces of information about Ian Bell and Gary Ballance

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Bell calls for batting revival

Jun 9, 2014: Ian Bell, who has been named England's Player of the Year, has demanded an improvement in the team's "limp" batting returns over the last year as they prepare to resume Test cricket against Sri Lanka

Andrew McGlashan

Numbers Game

Ian Bell's No. 4 challenge

May 23, 2014: Before Pietersen came along, England had struggled for prolific No. 4 Test batsmen since the mid-1970s. Can Bell step up to the plate?

S Rajesh

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

Fans' goodwill remains - Cook

May 21, 2014: Alastair Cook believes the English public remain largely behind the team despite the events of the winter and its dramatic fallout.

Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, T20, The Oval

Carberry clanger highlights England muddle

May 20, 2014: A crucial dropped catch by Michael Carberry was just one example of England expecting things from players that they do not do a county level

George Dobell at The Oval

England news

Bell wants more vigilance at televised county games

May 16, 2014: England batsman Ian Bell has said increased anti-corruption measures could be needed for televised domestic gamees

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England, 2013-14

Cook can draw 'line in the sand' - Bell

May 16, 2014: Ian Bell believes Alastair Cook will continue to show a tougher side to his captaincy as he learns from the experiences of the winter

Andrew McGlashan

Yorkshire v Warks, Division 1, Headingley, 3rd day

Yorkshire go top as leaders trounced

May 13, 2014: Middlesex trounce Yorkshire; Warwickshire trounce Middlesex; Yorkshire trounce Warwickshire. Picking a winner in this season's Championship is not easy

Jon Culley at Headingley

Sri Lanka in England, 2013-14

Carberry recalled for T20 and ODIs

May 13, 2014: Michael Carberry has been recalled to England's Twenty20 and ODI squads for the matches against Sri Lanka which begin next week

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Bell must shape new England

May 10, 2014: Ian Bell's fifty against Scotland, and the match as a whole, will not linger long in the memory but calmness and maturity were just what England needed

George Dobell

Scotland v England, only ODI, Aberdeen

England avoid Scottish slip-up

May 8, 2014: England's new era has begun with a workmanlike victory over Scotland in Aberdeen

The Report by George Dobell in Aberdeen

Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Bell oozes class before Nottinghamshire crumble

Apr 27, 2014: The pleasures of watching cricket come in many shades and this was a day that could be enjoyed for high quality and high farce, although possibly not if your team happens to be Nottinghamshire

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

The Tao of short leg

Banished to Boothill

Apr 11, 2014: The short leg position has traditionally gone to the junior pro, chosen for being disposable, not necessarily well-qualified

John Westerby

West Indies v England, 3rd T20, Barbados

The Bell tolls for England

Mar 12, 2014: ESPNcricinfo looks ahead to the final Twenty20 International between West Indies and England - the final match for both sides before World Twenty20 in Bangladesh

The Preview by David Hopps

West Indies v England, 2nd T20, Barbados

An age-old problem for England

Mar 10, 2014: England will probably make at least two changes to their team for the second T20 against West Indies, but it may be a case of papering over cracks

George Dobell in Barbados

World T20 news

Root ruled out of World T20

Mar 10, 2014: Joe Root has, as expected, been ruled out of the World T20 due to the broken thumb which forced him to leave the tour of West Indies last week

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in West Indies 2013-14

Root set to miss World T20

Mar 6, 2014: Joe Root has been ruled out of the Twenty20 series against West Indies and, in all probability, the World Twenty20 to follow after x-rays revealed he had suffered a broken thumb in the deciding ODI in Antigua

ESPNcricinfo staff
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