Ian Bell looking forward to Ashes warm-up "challenge"

Ian Bell celebrates his century at Trent Bridge.
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England batsman Ian Bell says that he is looking forward to the "challenge" of his side's second Ashes warm-up match against Australia A this week.

England batsman Ian Bell believes that his side's warm-up fixtures are good preparation for the Ashes later this month.

Bell is expected to feature in the second tour match against Australia A in Hobart on Wednesday.

"Obviously we'll see how it plays and obviously last time we were here we got a good four days out of it and I was lucky enough to spend some time in the middle as well, so I know there are some runs to be had out there and that's a good challenge," BBC Sport quotes Bell as saying.

Bell hit 115 against Western Australia in their first warm-up match in Perth last week.

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