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Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 32 years 327 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 105 181 22 7156 235 45.00 14320 49.97 21 42 845 36 88 0
ODIs 159 155 13 5301 141 37.33 6881 77.03 4 33 512 32 54 0
T20Is 8 8 1 188 60* 26.85 163 115.33 0 1 23 2 4 0
First-class 246 415 46 16938 262* 45.90 48 87 188 0
List A 289 278 27 10017 158 39.90 11 70 102 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 105 6 108 76 1 1/33 1/33 76.00 4.22 108.0 0 0 0
ODIs 159 6 88 88 6 3/9 3/9 14.66 6.00 14.6 0 0 0
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 246 2827 1598 47 4/4 34.00 3.39 60.1 3 0 0
List A 289 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 India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 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 India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 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
49 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
54 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
8 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
36 England v Australia Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
35* England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
8 England v Australia Perth 1 Feb 2015 ODI # 3597
10 England v India Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
141 England v Australia Hobart 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3589
88* England v India Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
0 England v Australia Sydney 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3578
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 1, 2015

England trudge off the field after losing by nine wickets, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

England trudge off the field after losing by nine wickets

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Mar 1, 2015

Ian Bell throws his head back in dejection after being dismissed on 49, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

Ian Bell throws his head back in dejection after being dismissed on 49

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Mar 1, 2015

Ian Bell watches the bails light up after he gets an inside edge on to the stumps, England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

Ian Bell watches the bails light up after he gets an inside edge on to the stumps

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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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