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Ian Bell

01 January, 1970

He is right-handed batsman playing as a opener.

Full name : Ian Ronald Bell
Born : April 11, 1982, Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire
Current age : 24 years 202 days
Major teams : England, Warwickshire, Warwickshire Cricket Board
Nickname : Belly
Batting style : Right-hand bat
Bowling style : Right-arm medium
Height : 5.10 ft
Education : Princethorpe College, Rugby
Relations Brother - KD Bell

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   18   32   5   1287   162*   47.66   2417   53.24   5   7   142   4   18   0
ODIs   26   24   3   880   88   41.90   1242   70.85   0   7   84   2   2   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   1   0   14   14   14.00   17   82.35   0   0   2   0   1   0
First-class   100   172   17   6756   262*   43.58         17   35         61   0
List A   115   108   11   3587   137   36.97         2   30         35   0
Twenty20   19   18   4   260   66*   18.57   239   108.78   0   1         8   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   18   102   64   1   1/33   1/33   64.00   3.76   102.00   0   0   0
ODIs   26   88   88   6   3/9   3/9   14.66   6.00   14.66   0   0   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0
First-class   100   2713   1478   47   4/4      31.44   3.26   57.72   3   0   0
List A   115   1290   1138   33   5/41   5/41   34.48   5.29   39.09   0   1   0
Twenty20   19   132   186   3   1/12   1/12   62.00   8.45   44.00   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  England v West Indies at The Oval - Aug 19-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test  England v Pakistan at The Oval - Aug 17-20, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Zimbabwe v England at Harare - Nov 28, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI  England v West Indies at Ahmedabad - Oct 28, 2006 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Int.  England v Pakistan at Bristol - Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1999 - 2006
List A span  1999 - 2006/07
Twenty20 span  2003 - 2006

 Notes
NBC Denis Compton Award 1999, 2000, 2001
PCA Young Cricketer of the Year 2004
Awarded the MBE in 2005

 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. Tenacious and technically sound, Bell is a top-order batsman very much in the mould of Michael Atherton, who was burdened with similar expectations when he made his England debut a generation ago. And like Atherton, it is Bell's mental attitude to the game that has set him apart from his peers. When in form, he is particularly adept at leaving the ball outside off stump, and he has received glowing reviews from coaches at every stage of his development, not least from Rod Marsh at the England Academy, a man not given to hyperbole. A former England U19 captain, Bell had played just 13 first-class games when called into the England squad, though in 2001 he scored 836 runs for Warwickshire at an average of over 64, including three centuries. Amid all the attention, Bell's form slumped, but by 2004 he was on his way back. He finally made his Test debut against West Indies in August 2004, stroking 70 in his only innings, before returning the following summer to lift his career average to an obscene 297 with two unbeaten innings against Bangladesh, including his maiden Test century at Chester-le-Street. Unsurprisingly, he wouldn't find such easy pickings on offer for the rest of the summer. Found out - like so many others - by Australia's champions, McGrath and Warne, he mustered just 171 runs in ten innings, but bounced back that winter, top-scoring for the series against Pakistan, including a classy century at Faisalabad. After seeking advice from Alec Stewart to assert himself at the crease, he struck three elegant centuries in successive Tests against Pakistan. He continued his supreme form in the subsequent one-day series, with two fifties.


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