Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 33 years 46 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 109 188 22 7341 235 44.22 14694 49.95 22 42 871 37 89 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 250 422 46 17123 262* 45.53 49 87 189 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 109 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 250 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 England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 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 New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 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
1, 29 England v New Zealand Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
0, 0 England v West Indies Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
1 England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
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
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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May 24, 2015

Ian Bell fell in the first over of the third day, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, May 24, 2015

Ian Bell fell in the first over of the third day

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May 23, 2015

Ian Bell unfurls a cover drive, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day, May 23, 2015

Ian Bell unfurls a cover drive

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May 23, 2015

On the canvas: Ian Bell contemplates another dropped catch, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day, May 23, 2015

On the canvas: Ian Bell contemplates another dropped catch

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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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Kent v Surrey at Beckenham - May 24-27
Kent 282 & 204 Surrey 292 & 44/1
Lancashire v Derbyshire at Southport - May 24-27
Derbyshire 370 & 123/3 Lancashire 551
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - May 24-27
Yorkshire 438 & 171/5 Somerset 485
Worcs v Durham at Worcester - May 24-27
Worcs 323 & 192 Durham 198 & 270/3
North Group: Leics v Durham at Leicester
May 28, 2015 (17:30 local | 16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 11:30 CDT | 09:30 PDT)
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's
May 28, 2015 (18:15 local | 17:15 GMT | 13:15 EDT | 12:15 CDT | 10:15 PDT)
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