Ian Bell      

Full name Ian Ronald Bell

Born April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire

Current age 38 years 160 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Islamabad United, Marylebone Cricket Club, Perth Scorchers, 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 118 205 24 7727 235 42.69 15622 49.46 22 46 919 39 100 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 312 524 55 20440 262* 43.58 57 105 238 0
List A 318 301 31 11130 158 41.22 13 79 109 0
T20s 107 103 12 2790 131 30.65 2248 124.11 1 18 270 70 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 118 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 312 2875 1615 47 4/4 34.36 3.37 61.1 3 0 0
List A 318 1290 1138 33 5/41 5/41 34.48 5.29 39.0 0 1 0
T20s 107 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 Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 1-5, 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 Glamorgan v Warwickshire at Cardiff, Sep 6-9, 2020 scorecard
List A debut 1999
Last List A Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, Jun 7, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Somerset v Birmingham Bears at Taunton, Sep 4, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
50, 90 Warwickshire v Glamorgan Cardiff 6 Sep 2020 FC
0 Bears v Somerset Taunton 4 Sep 2020 T20
13 Bears v Northants Northampton 1 Sep 2020 T20
28 Bears v Glamorgan Cardiff 30 Aug 2020 T20
1 Warwickshire v Worcs Worcester 22 Aug 2020 FC
15, 6 Warwickshire v Somerset Birmingham 15 Aug 2020 FC
13, 0 Warwickshire v Gloucs Bristol 8 Aug 2020 FC
9 Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 1 Aug 2020 FC
40 Warwcks 2nd v Derby 2nd XI Barnt Green 8 Jul 2019 Other
11, 4 Warwcks 2nd v Lancs 2nd XI Birmingham 2 Jul 2019 Other
Profile

Ian Bell, much admired by the purists, who could swoon over his cover drive when he was in full flow, filled English cricket with elegance in a career that brought 118 Tests, 169 caps in limited-overs formats and a stack of first-class runs for Warwickshire. He never quite achieved the greatness that some predicted for him as a teenager, but he was a very fine player at international level and English cricket lost a little grace when he played his last Test against Pakistan in Sharjah in November 2015.

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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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Aug 1, 2020

Ian Bell pushes forward, Warwickshire v Northamptonshire, Bob Willis Trophy, Edgbaston, August 1, 2020

Ian Bell pushes forward

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Apr 4, 2019

Ian Bell during Warwickshire's media day at Edgbaston, April 04, 2019

Ian Bell is set to be confirmed as England batting coach at the U19 World Cup

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Sep 26, 2018

Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott with the Division Two trophy, Warwickshire v Kent, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, September 26, 2018

Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott with the Division Two trophy

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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