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Ian

Bell

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

He is an Aston Villa fan.

RUNS
188
AVERAGE
26.86

Ian

Bell

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

He is an Aston Villa fan.

RUNS
5416
AVERAGE
37.87

Ian

Bell

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

He is an Aston Villa fan.

RUNS
7569
AVERAGE
43.01

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

AGE
33
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Walsgrave

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

For 10 years Ian Bell has been building a reputation as one of the best batsmen in England, if not the world. Born in Warwickshire, the 32-year-old is known for his near-faultless technique.

He was earmarked for stardom when he scored a first-class century at age 19 and was called into the England squad after just 13 domestic appearances in 2002.

His Test debut came in August 2004 and his first one-day international cap followed soon after in November against Zimbabwe.

Bell was named the ICC’s emerging player of the year in 2006 and the right-handed batsman had consolidated his place in the England team.

His best ODI score, an unbeaten 126, came in 2007 and to date Bell has more than 30 ODI fifties to his name.

Bell’s Test numbers are even more impressive featuring 21 centuries and 42 fifties.

The veteran had a lean tour of the West Indies in April 2015 and will be eager to turn that form around during the England 2015 summer.

MATCHES
8
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
17
BEST BATTING
60
BEST BOWLING
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Batting
RUNS
188
INNINGS
8
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
26.86
100s
0
50s
1
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
161
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
184
BEST BATTING
141
BEST BOWLING
3-9
Batting
RUNS
5416
INNINGS
157
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
37.87
100s
4
50s
35
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
14.7
ECONOMY
6
S/R
14.7
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
115
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
625
BEST BATTING
235
BEST BOWLING
1-33
Batting
RUNS
7569
INNINGS
199
NOT OUTS
23
AVERAGE
43.01
100s
22
50s
45
Bowling
WICKETS
1
AVERAGE
76
ECONOMY
4.22
S/R
108
5W
0
10W/M
0

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