Ian Bell

Born: April 11, 1982 (age 35)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Coventry, England
Nationality: England flag English

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Right-handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Ian Bell during an England portrait session in May 2015
Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2004-)
Test DebutAug 19, 2004 vs. West Indies
ODI DebutNov 28, 2004 vs. Zimbabwe
Domestic1999-Birmingham Bears
Sports Mole has 520 articles about Ian Bell. Articles 1 to 40:
Jason Roy of Surrey is bowled out by Somerset's Dirk Nannes during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Somerset at The Kia Oval on July 16, 2014
Surrey batsman Jason Roy: 'Royal London One-Day Cup final is a special occasion'
Surrey batsman Jason Roy describes the Royal London One-Day Cup final as a "special occasion" as he prepares to face Warwickshire at Lord's.
Sep 15, 14:51
Englands Ian Bell acknowledges the crowd after reaching 150 runs during the second days play in the third cricket Test match between England and India at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton on July 28, 2014
Ian Bell "concentrating on Warwickshire"
Ian Bell is only looking at scoring runs for Warwickshire this season, rather than worrying about earning a recall to the England Test team.
Apr 4, 22:57
Sir Ian Botham, Laureus Academy Member speaks to the media during the Sri Lanka Walk Launch on June 12, 2013
Ian Botham: 'England will not rush decision on number three'
Sir Ian Botham believes that England will not rush to make a decision about who will bat at three against South Africa.
Dec 13, 13:21
Joe Root looks on from the balcony on August 8, 2015
England's Joe Root not thinking about Test captaincy
Joe Root is not thinking about being England's next Test captain, opting instead to concentrate on the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Dec 9, 15:58
England's Ben Stokes and England players celebrates as England wrap up the game and retain the Ashes on the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on August 8, 2015
England in South Africa: Who makes the XI?
Sports Mole picks the 11 players that should take to the field for England's first Test match away in South Africa later this month.
Dec 1, 12:16
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England captain Alastair Cook: 'Ian Bell will benefit from Test axe'
England captain Alastair Cook believes that Ian Bell will return to Test cricket and that his break will "do him the world of good".
Nov 26, 08:00
Stuart Broad holds his ball proudly after claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Stuart Broad: 'Ian Bell can work his way back into the England Test team'
Stuart Broad insists that Ian Bell is good enough to fight his way back into the England Test team.
Nov 19, 16:46
Ian Bell during an England portrait session in May 2015
Angus Fraser: 'Ian Bell's Test career not over'
Selector Angus Fraser refutes the suggestion that Ian Bell's Test career is over, despite the fact that he has been dropped for the tour of South Africa.
Nov 19, 14:45
Nick Compton of Somerset smashes the ball to the boundary during day three of the LV County Championship division one match between Nottinghamshire and Somerset at Trent Bridge on September 26, 2013
Nick Compton relieved to be back in England squad
Nick Compton admits that he was not sure if he would ever play for England again, before being recalled to the side.
Nov 19, 12:59
England's Ian Bell leaves the ground following his dismissal during day four of the first Ashes test on November 24, 2013
Ian Bell "absolutely gutted" by England omission
Veteran batsman Ian Bell expresses his dismay following his omission from England's Test squad to face South Africa.
Nov 19, 12:44
Mark Footitt of Derbyshire celebrates after taking the wicket of Durham's Will Smith (not pictured) during the LV County Championship match between Derbyshire and Durham at The County Ground on September 13, 2013
Mark Footitt "over the moon" after being named in England's tour of South Africa
Surrey seamer Mark Footitt says that he is "over the moon" to have been included in the England Test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Nov 19, 12:35
England's Ian Bell leaves the ground following his dismissal during day four of the first Ashes test on November 24, 2013
Kevin Pietersen angered by Ian Bell omission
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says that he is "annoyed" to see Ian Bell dropped from the Test side.
Nov 19, 11:42
Ian Bell during an England portrait session in May 2015
Ian Bell dropped from England Test squad for South Africa series
Ian Bell is left out of the England Test squad for the tour of South Africa.
Nov 19, 10:04
Mitchell Johnson leaves the field after playing his final Test for Australia on November 17, 2015
Mitchell Johnson: Top five bowling spells
Following his retirement, Sports Mole looks back on five of Mitchell Johnson's most impressive bowling spells at international level.
Nov 17, 13:09
Ian Bell during an England portrait session in May 2015
Trevor Bayliss: 'England need Ian Bell's experience'
Trevor Bayliss says that Ian Bell's "experience" is valuable to the current England side.
Nov 5, 20:31
Ian Bell during an England portrait session in May 2015
Geoffrey Boycott: "Ian Bell is on the slide"
Geoffrey Boycott questions Ian Bell's place in the England team following his struggle for form in 2015.
Nov 5, 14:39
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates reaching 200 runs on day four of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 16, 2015
Alastair Cook 'concerned' by England's batting following Pakistan defeat
England captain Alastair Cook admits that he is 'concerned' by his team's batting following a 2-0 series defeat to Pakistan in the UAE.
Nov 5, 13:14
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the field ahead of day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan: "15% chance of an England win"
Former skipper Michael Vaughan concedes that Pakistan are the favourites to beat England ahead of day five of the final Test.
Nov 4, 13:39
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates reaching 200 runs on day four of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 16, 2015
England lose two wickets in pursuit of 284
England end day four needing 238 runs with eight wickets in hand to win the third and final Test match against Pakistan.
Nov 4, 13:23
Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan bats during day three of the 2nd test match between Pakistan and England at Dubai Cricket Stadium on October 24, 2015
Pakistan lead England by 247 runs at tea
Pakistan reach tea on day four of the third and final Test against England in Sharjah on 319-8, leading by 247 runs.
Nov 4, 11:07
Notts batsman James Taylor plays a shot against Warwickshire on July 17, 2013
England in control of final Test by reaching stumps on 222-4 against Pakistan
England close day two on 222-4 in the final Test against Pakistan, who have just a slender 12-run lead in the first innings in Sharjah.
Nov 2, 13:30
Englands Ian Bell acknowledges the crowd after reaching 150 runs during the second days play in the third cricket Test match between England and India at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton on July 28, 2014
Ian Bell, James Taylor lead England recovery before tea against Pakistan
England reach 135-3 at tea on day two of the third and final Test in Sharjah, trailing Pakistan by 99 runs with seven wickets remaining.
Nov 2, 11:05
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook, Ian Bell recover for England after Pakistan remove Moeen Ali
England's Alastair Cook and Ian Bell recover from Moeen Ali's early dismissal by reaching lunch on 87-1 in the third and final Test against Pakistan.
Nov 2, 08:05
Joe Root of England plays a pull shot on day two of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on October 23, 2015
Joe Root, Ian Bell give England hope for draw
England hold firm in the final session of day four in an attempt to draw the second Test against Pakistan.
Oct 25, 14:28
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England on brink of heavy Pakistan defeat in Dubai
England are already two men down and left chasing Pakistan's record target of 491 to claim victory in the second Test in Dubai.
Oct 25, 10:58
Joe Root of England plays a pull shot on day two of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on October 23, 2015
Joe Root rebuilds following Alastair Cook exit as England trail Pakistan by 196
Joe Root rebuilds following Alastair Cook's dismissal as England reach stumps trailing India by 196 runs on day two of the second Test in Dubai.
Oct 23, 14:51
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook, Joe Root steady ship after double blow
England reach tea on the second day of the second Test with Pakistan on 105-2, despite both Moeen Ali and Ian Bell being dismissed early in their team's first innings.
Oct 23, 12:35
Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
Alastair Cook remains defiant as late England wickets fall
Alastair Cook goes beyond 150, but England lose two late wickets as day three of the first Test against Pakistan comes to a close with the tourists on 290-3.
Oct 15, 14:32
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Centurion Alastair Cook leads stubborn England
Captain Alastair Cook scores a century as England slowly close in on Pakistan's first-innings score of 523-8 declared.
Oct 15, 11:48
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on July 15, 2015
England lose Moeen Ali before lunch
Moeen Ali departs before lunch on day three, but captain Alastair Cook edges closer to a century as England set about closing the gap to Pakistan's hefty first-innings score.
Oct 15, 09:23
England's Stuart Broad in action on the second day of the First Test with New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Stuart Broad "distraught" after Shoaib Malik reprieve
England bowler Stuart Broad admits that he was left feeling "distraught" after a no-ball offered centurion Shoaib Malik an extra life on the opening day against Pakistan.
Oct 13, 20:12
Shoaib Malik is congratulated by Younis Khan after reaching his 100 on day one of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on October 13, 2015
Pakistan finish day one 286-4 after Shoaib Malik century against England
Shoaib Malik scores a century and Younis Khan makes history as Pakistan post 286-4 after day one of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi.
Oct 13, 14:42
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot on day one of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on October 13, 2015
Mohammad Hafeez falls short of 100 as Pakistan post 173-2 at tea on day one
A second-wicket partnership of 168 from Mohammad Hafeez (98) and Shoaib Malik (72*) helps Pakistan to 173-2 at tea on day one of the first Test against England.
Oct 13, 11:41
Pakistan batsman Shan Masood is bowled on day one of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi on October 13, 2015
Pakistan steady following England's early wicket in opening Test
Pakistan reach 82-1 at lunch against England after recovering from James Anderson's early wicket in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
Oct 13, 09:03
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on January 9,
Ian Bell pleased with Mahela Jayawardene appointment
Ian Bell claims that Mahela Jayawardene can help to improve England's record on the subcontinent in his consultancy role.
Sep 16, 11:45
Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales bats against Glamorgan on September 21, 2013
Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari named in England squad for Pakistan series
Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari and James Taylor are named in the England squad for the Test series with Pakistan.
Sep 15, 11:34
Ian Bell of England celebrates after reaching his century during the One Day International Tri Series match between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 23, 2015
Ian Bell not planning on retiring
Ian Bell insists that he is not ready to retire from international cricket while he still has "hunger and desire".
Aug 28, 09:54
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
England on brink after Alastair Cook dismissal
England are on the brink of losing the fifth and final Ashes Test match after finishing day three on 203-6, still 129 runs behind Australia.
Aug 22, 18:43
Mitchell Marsh poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
England facing battle to avoid innings defeat
England reach tea on day three of the fifth Ashes Test on 123-3, still 209 runs behind Australia.
Aug 22, 15:43
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Three - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of day three of the fifth Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 22, 10:30



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