Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 32 years 92 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 100 174 22 6859 235 45.12 13848 49.53 20 41 806 32 80 0
ODIs 146 142 12 4832 126* 37.16 6354 76.04 3 31 468 31 48 0
T20Is 8 8 1 188 60* 26.85 163 115.33 0 1 23 2 4 0
First-class 241 408 46 16641 262* 45.96 47 86 180 0
List A 275 264 25 9532 158 39.88 10 68 96 0
Twenty20 45 44 6 939 85 24.71 824 113.95 0 4 85 22 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 100 6 108 76 1 1/33 1/33 76.00 4.22 108.0 0 0 0
ODIs 146 6 88 88 6 3/9 3/9 14.66 6.00 14.6 0 0 0
T20Is 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 241 2827 1598 47 4/4 34.00 3.39 60.1 3 0 0
List A 275 1290 1138 33 5/41 5/41 34.48 5.29 39.0 0 1 0
Twenty20 45 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 Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jun 20-24, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v England at Harare, Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 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 Sri Lanka at Leeds, Jun 20-24, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
64, 8 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
56, 9 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 12 Jun 2014 Test # 2124
37 England v Sri Lanka Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
7 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 31 May 2014 ODI # 3495
41* England v Sri Lanka Manchester 28 May 2014 ODI # 3494
12 England v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 25 May 2014 ODI # 3493
50 England v Sri Lanka The Oval 22 May 2014 ODI # 3492
13 England v Sri Lanka The Oval 20 May 2014 T20I # 401
97, 4 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Leeds 11 May 2014 FC
50 England v Scotland Aberdeen 9 May 2014 ODI # 3491
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 11, 2014

Ian Bell tried to pull out but not before edging Ishant Sharma, England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, July 11, 2014

Ian Bell tried to pull out but not before edging Ishant Sharma

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Jul 11, 2014

Ian Bell leaves the field after edging behind, England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day, July 11, 2014

Ian Bell leaves the field after edging behind

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Jul 10, 2014

Ian Bell lies face down after failing to stop a boundary, England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day, July 10, 2014

Ian Bell lies face down after failing to stop a boundary

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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
1st Investec Test: England v India at Nottingham - Jul 9-13
India 457 & 167/3 England 496
Northants v Somerset at Northampton - Jul 12-15
Somerset 366/8
South Division: Essex v Kent at Colchester - Jul 12
Essex won by 63 runs
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Hampshire at Colchester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Notts at Liverpool
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Worcs v Leics at Worcester
Jul 13-16, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Division: Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield
Jul 13, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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