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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 33 years 112 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 113 196 23 7545 235 43.61 15033 50.18 22 45 905 38 93 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 255 431 47 17438 262* 45.41 50 90 195 0
List A 292 281 28 10184 158 40.25 11 73 102 0
Twenty20 51 50 6 1133 90 25.75 954 118.76 0 5 106 29 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 113 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 255 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 51 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 Australia at Birmingham, Jul 29-31, 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 Australia at Birmingham, Jul 29-31, 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 Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Jun 21, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
53, 65* England v Australia Birmingham 29 Jul 2015 Test # 2173
52 Warwickshire v Notts Market Warsop 25 Jul 2015 LA
1, 11 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
1, 60 England v Australia Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
5 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Birmingham 21 Jun 2015 T20
19 Warwickshire v Leics Birmingham 19 Jun 2015 T20
111 Warwickshire v Worcs Worcester 14 Jun 2015 FC
38 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 12 Jun 2015 T20
90 Warwickshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 6 Jun 2015 T20
12, 1 England v New Zealand Leeds 29 May 2015 Test # 2163
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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Jul 31, 2015

Ian Bell made his second half-century off the match, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day, July 31, 2015

Ian Bell made his second half-century off the match

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Jul 31, 2015

Ian Bell didn't take any time to put the pressure back on Australia, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day, July 31, 2015

Ian Bell didn't take any time to put the pressure back on Australia

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Jul 29, 2015

Ian Bell skied a catch off the bowling of Nathan Lyon, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 1st day, July 29, 2015

Ian Bell skied a catch off the bowling of Nathan Lyon

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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
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 14-18, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Mar 6-10, 2013
Match drawn
NZ XI v England XI at Queenstown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013
NZ XI won by 3 wickets
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
England won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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