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:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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