Ian Bell

Ian Bell

Player Details

Name: Ian Bell

Date of birth: 11/04/1982

International Team: England

Domestic Team: Warwickshire

Role: Batsman

Bowling Style: Right arm medium

Batting Style: Right-hand

An elegant and technically correct batsman, Bell was a highly-touted prospect throughout his teenage years.

He represented England Under 19s at just 16 and almost made his Test debut as a 19-year-old when he joined the 2001/02 tour of New Zealand as cover for Mark Butcher.

Butcher recovered from injury on that occasion and Bell had to wait more than three years, until the final Test of the 2004 summer against West Indies, to make his bow.

His first taste of Ashes action the following year did not go well as, although he played in all five Tests, he contributed little to England's 2-1 series triumph and, at times, was made to look like a rabbit in the headlights by Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

Bell rarely had a settled position, he has batted everywhere from two to seven in the order during his 57 Tests, and the uncertainty contributed to the stop-start nature of his international career.

He toured Australia in 2006-07, batting at number three in all five Tests and scoring 331 runs, including four half-centuries.

But the promise shown in adverse circumstances on that trip soon disappeared again and he was twice dropped early in Andy Flower's reign as team director.

The turning point came on the 2009 tour of South Africa, where a match-saving 78 spanning almost five hours at Newlands helped England claim a share of a hard-fought series.

And in Australia 2010-11, Bell delivered. Alastair Cook grabbed all the headlines, but Bell quietly accrued 329 runs in six innings at an average of 65.80, which included his first and only century against Australia at Sydney, plus three further half-centuries.

Of Bell's 20 Test centuries, 12 have come against sub-continent opposition. He has traditionally struggled against the Aussies, Kiwis, South Africa and the West Indies, with the odd exception.

International Career Overview

TEST MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2004-2014 Innings Bowled: 6
Matches: 98 Overs: 18.0
Innings: 170 Runs Conceded: 76
Not Outs: 22 Average: 76.0
Runs: 6722 Economy Rate: 4.22
Highest Score: 235 Best bowling in Innings: 1/33
Average: 45.42
50s: 39
100s: 20
Ducks: 11
Caught Out: 99
Stumped Out: 1

ODI MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2004-2014 Innings Bowled: 6
Matches: 141 Overs: 14.4
Innings: 137 Runs Conceded: 88
Not Outs: 12 Average: 14.67
Runs: 4681 Economy Rate: 6.11
Highest Score: 126 Best bowling in Innings: 3/9
Average: 37.45
50s: 29
100s: 3
Ducks: 5
Caught Out: 82
Stumped Out: 2

County Season Overview

COUNTY MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2014-2014 Innings Bowled: 0
Matches: 1 Overs: 0
Innings: 2 Runs Conceded: 0
Not Outs: 1 Average: 0
Runs: 189 Economy Rate: 0
Highest Score: 189 Best bowling in Innings: N/A
Average: 189.0
50s: 0
100s: 1
Ducks: 1
Caught Out: 1
Stumped Out: 0

Full International Career History

TEST MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Jan 2 2014 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 1 2
2 16
Dec 25 2013 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 27
2 0
Dec 13 2013 Australia WACA Ground 1 15
2 60
Dec 5 2013 Australia Adelaide Oval 1 72*
2 6
Nov 21 2013 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 5
2 32
Aug 21 2013 Australia The Kia Oval 1 45
2 17
Aug 9 2013 Australia Emirates Durham ICG 1 6
2 113
Aug 1 2013 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 60
2 4*
Jul 18 2013 Australia Lord's 1 109
2 74
Jul 10 2013 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 25
2 109
May 24 2013 New Zealand Headingley Carnegie 1 30
2 6
May 16 2013 New Zealand Lord's 1 31
2 6
Mar 21 2013 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 17
2 75
Mar 13 2013 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 1 11
Mar 5 2013 New Zealand University Oval 1 24
2 26*
Dec 13 2012 India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium 1 1
2 116*
Dec 5 2012 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1 5
2 28*
Nov 15 2012 India Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium, Ahmedabad 1 0
2 22
Aug 16 2012 South Africa Lord's 1 58
2 4
Aug 2 2012 South Africa Headingley Carnegie 1 11
2 3*
Jul 19 2012 South Africa The Kia Oval 1 13
2 55
Jun 7 2012 West Indies Edgbaston 1 76*
May 25 2012 West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 22
May 17 2012 West Indies Lord's 1 61
2 63*
Apr 3 2012 Sri Lanka Colombo 1 18
Mar 26 2012 Sri Lanka Galle 1 52
2 13
Feb 3 2012 Pakistan Dubai International Stadium 1 5
2 10
Jan 25 2012 Pakistan Abu Dhabi 1 29
2 3
Jan 17 2012 Pakistan Dubai International Stadium 1 0
2 4
Aug 18 2011 India The Kia Oval 1 235
Aug 10 2011 India Edgbaston 1 34
Jul 29 2011 India Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 31
2 159
Jul 21 2011 India Lord's 1 45
2 0
Jun 16 2011 Sri Lanka Rose Bowl, Southampton 1 119*
Jun 3 2011 Sri Lanka Lord's 1 52
2 57*
May 26 2011 Sri Lanka Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 1 103*
Jan 2 2011 Australia Sydney 1 115
Dec 25 2010 Australia Melbourne 1 1
Dec 16 2010 Australia Perth 1 53
2 16
Dec 3 2010 Australia Adelaide 1 68*
Nov 25 2010 Australia Brisbane 1 76
Jun 4 2010 Bangladesh Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 128
May 27 2010 Bangladesh Lord's 1 17
Mar 20 2010 Bangladesh Mirpur 1 138
Mar 12 2010 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 84
2 39*
Jan 14 2010 South Africa Johannesburg 1 35
2 5
Jan 3 2010 South Africa Cape Town 1 48
2 78
Dec 26 2009 South Africa Durban 1 140
Dec 16 2009 South Africa Centurion Park 1 5
2 2
Aug 20 2009 Australia The Brit Oval 1 72
2 4
Aug 7 2009 Australia Headingley Carnegie 1 8
2 3
Jul 30 2009 Australia Edgbaston 1 53
Feb 4 2009 West Indies Jamaica 1 28
2 4
Dec 19 2008 India Punjab Cricket Assocn. Stadium, Mohali 1 1
2 24*
Dec 11 2008 India MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1 17
2 7
Aug 7 2008 South Africa The Brit Oval 1 24
2 4
Jul 30 2008 South Africa Edgbaston 1 50
2 20
Jul 18 2008 South Africa Headingley Carnegie 1 31
2 4
Jul 10 2008 South Africa Lord's 1 199
Jun 5 2008 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 0
May 23 2008 New Zealand Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 8
2 21*
May 15 2008 New Zealand Lord's 1 16
Mar 22 2008 New Zealand 1 9
2 110
Mar 13 2008 New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 1 11
2 41
Mar 5 2008 New Zealand Hamilton 1 25
2 54*
Dec 18 2007 Sri Lanka Galle 1 1
2 34
Dec 9 2007 Sri Lanka Colombo 1 15
2 54
Dec 1 2007 Sri Lanka Kandy 1 83
2 74
Aug 9 2007 India The Brit Oval 1 63
2 67
Jul 27 2007 India Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 31
2 0
Jul 19 2007 India Lord's 1 20
2 9
Jun 15 2007 West Indies The Riverside, Chester-le-Street 1 11
Jun 7 2007 West Indies Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 97
2 2
May 28 2007 West Indies Headingley Carnegie 1 5
May 17 2007 West Indies Lord's 1 109*
2 3
Jan 2 2007 Australia Sydney 1 71
2 28
Dec 26 2006 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 7
2 2
Dec 14 2006 Australia Perth 1 0
2 87
Dec 1 2006 Australia Adelaide 1 60
2 26
Nov 23 2006 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 50
2 0
Aug 17 2006 Pakistan The Oval 1 9
2 9*
Aug 4 2006 Pakistan Headingley Carnegie 1 119
2 4
Jul 27 2006 Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 106*
Jul 13 2006 Pakistan Lord's 1 100*
2 28
Mar 18 2006 India The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1 18
2 8
Mar 13 2006 India Punjab Cricket Assocn. Stadium, Mohali 1 38
2 57
Mar 1 2006 India Nagpur 1 9
2 1
Nov 29 2005 Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 4
2 92
Nov 20 2005 Pakistan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 1 115
2 0
Nov 12 2005 Pakistan Multan Cricket Stadium 1 71
2 31
Sep 8 2005 Australia The Oval 1 0
2 0
Aug 25 2005 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 3
2 3
Aug 11 2005 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 59
2 65
Aug 4 2005 Australia Edgbaston 1 6
2 21
Jul 21 2005 Australia Lord's 1 6
2 8
Jun 3 2005 Bangladesh The Riverside, Chester-le-Street 1 162*
May 26 2005 Bangladesh Lord's 1 65*
Aug 19 2004 West Indies The Oval 1 70
2 DNB

TEST MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Nov 23 2006 Australia Woolloongabba, Brisbane 1 0/12
Mar 1 2006 India Nagpur 1 0/2
Nov 29 2005 Pakistan Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 1 0/9
Nov 20 2005 Pakistan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 1 1/33
Aug 25 2005 Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2 0/12
Jul 21 2005 Australia Lord's 2 0/8

ODI MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Jan 26 2014 Australia Adelaide Oval 1 14
Jan 24 2014 Australia WACA Ground 1 55
Jan 19 2014 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 1 29
Jan 17 2014 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 68
Jan 12 2014 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 41
Jun 23 2013 India Edgbaston 1 13
Jun 19 2013 South Africa The Kia Oval 1 20
Jun 16 2013 New Zealand The Swalec Stadium 1 10
Jun 13 2013 Sri Lanka The Kia Oval 1 20
Jun 8 2013 Australia Edgbaston 1 91
Jun 5 2013 New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 82
Jun 2 2013 New Zealand The Ageas Bowl 1 25
May 31 2013 New Zealand Lord's 1 18
Feb 23 2013 New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1 24
Feb 20 2013 New Zealand McLean Park, Napier 1 44
Feb 17 2013 New Zealand Seddon Park 1 64
Jan 27 2013 India Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium 1 113*
Jan 23 2013 India Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 1 10
Jan 19 2013 India HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex 1 25
Jan 15 2013 India Nehru Stadium, Kochi 1 1
Jan 11 2013 India Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium 1 85
Sep 5 2012 South Africa Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 10
Sep 2 2012 South Africa Lord's 1 88
Aug 31 2012 South Africa The Kia Oval 1 12
Aug 28 2012 South Africa The Ageas Bowl 1 45
Aug 24 2012 South Africa The Swalec Stadium 1 26*
Jul 10 2012 Australia Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 4
Jul 7 2012 Australia Emirates Durham ICG 1 69
Jul 1 2012 Australia The Kia Oval 1 75
Jun 29 2012 Australia Lord's 1 41
Jun 19 2012 West Indies The Kia Oval 1 53
Jun 16 2012 West Indies The Ageas Bowl 1 126
Oct 25 2011 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 1 2
Sep 16 2011 India The Swalec Stadium 1 26
Sep 11 2011 India Lord's 1 54
Sep 9 2011 India The Kia Oval 1 23
Sep 6 2011 India Rose Bowl, Southampton 1 25
Sep 3 2011 India Emirates Durham ICG 1 2*
Jul 9 2011 Sri Lanka Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 4
Jul 3 2011 Sri Lanka Lord's 1 30
Jul 1 2011 Sri Lanka Headingley Carnegie 1 35
Jun 28 2011 Sri Lanka The Kia Oval 1 12
Mar 26 2011 Sri Lanka 1 25
Mar 17 2011 West Indies MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1 27
Mar 11 2011 Bangladesh Chittagong 1 5
Mar 6 2011 South Africa MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1 5
Mar 2 2011 Ireland Bangalore 1 81
Feb 27 2011 India Bangalore 1 69
Feb 22 2011 Holland Nagpur 1 33
Feb 6 2011 Australia Perth 1 8
Feb 2 2011 Australia Sydney 1 45
Jan 30 2011 Australia Brisbane 1 36
Jan 26 2011 Australia Adelaide 1 0
Jan 23 2011 Australia Sydney 1 10
Jan 21 2011 Australia Hobart 1 32
Jan 16 2011 Australia Melbourne 1 23
Sep 22 2010 Pakistan Rose Bowl, Southampton 1 28
Sep 20 2010 Pakistan Lord's 1 27
Jul 10 2010 Bangladesh County Ground, Bristol 1 DNB
Jul 8 2010 Bangladesh Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 84*
Feb 26 2010 Pakistan A 1 30
Feb 24 2010 Pakistan A 1 0
Feb 22 2010 Pakistan A 1 46*
Nov 23 2008 India Bangalore 1 12
Nov 20 2008 India Green Park, Kanpur 1 46
Nov 17 2008 India Nehru Stadium, Indore 1 1
Nov 14 2008 India Rajkot 1 25
Aug 31 2008 South Africa Lord's 1 13
Aug 29 2008 South Africa The Brit Oval 1 73
Aug 26 2008 South Africa Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 28*
Aug 22 2008 South Africa Headingley Carnegie 1 35
Aug 18 2008 Scotland Edinburgh 1 6*
Jun 28 2008 New Zealand Lord's 1 27
Jun 25 2008 New Zealand The Brit Oval 1 46
Jun 21 2008 New Zealand County Ground, Bristol 1 20
Jun 18 2008 New Zealand Edgbaston 1 0
Jun 15 2008 New Zealand The Riverside, Chester-le-Street 1 46
Feb 23 2008 New Zealand Jade Stadium, Christchurch 1 24
Feb 19 2008 New Zealand 1 43
Feb 15 2008 New Zealand Auckland 1 73
Feb 12 2008 New Zealand Hamilton 1 0
Feb 9 2008 New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 1 5
Oct 13 2007 Sri Lanka Colombo 1 11
Oct 10 2007 Sri Lanka Colombo 1 25
Oct 7 2007 Sri Lanka Dambulla 1 16
Oct 4 2007 Sri Lanka Dambulla 1 18
Oct 1 2007 Sri Lanka Dambulla 1 0
Sep 8 2007 India Lord's 1 36
Sep 5 2007 India The Brit Oval 1 49
Sep 2 2007 India Headingley Carnegie 1 44
Aug 30 2007 India Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 24
Aug 27 2007 India Edgbaston 1 79
Aug 24 2007 India County Ground, Bristol 1 64
Aug 21 2007 India Rose Bowl, Southampton 1 126*
Jul 7 2007 West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 27
Jul 4 2007 West Indies Edgbaston 1 2
Jul 1 2007 West Indies Lord's 1 56
Apr 17 2007 South Africa Barbados 1 7
Apr 11 2007 Bangladesh Barbados 1 0
Apr 8 2007 Australia Antigua 1 77
Apr 4 2007 Sri Lanka Antigua 1 47
Mar 30 2007 Ireland Guyana 1 31
Mar 24 2007 Kenya St Lucia 1 16
Mar 18 2007 Canada St Lucia 1 28
Mar 16 2007 New Zealand St Lucia 1 5
Feb 11 2007 Australia Sydney 1 26
Feb 9 2007 Australia Melbourne 1 65
Feb 6 2007 New Zealand Brisbane 1 12
Feb 2 2007 Australia Sydney 1 51
Jan 30 2007 New Zealand Perth 1 31
Jan 26 2007 Australia Adelaide 1 35
Jan 23 2007 New Zealand Adelaide 1 2
Jan 19 2007 Australia Brisbane 1 10
Jan 16 2007 New Zealand Bellerive Oval, Hobart 1 45
Jan 12 2007 Australia Melbourne 1 15
Oct 28 2006 West Indies Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium, Ahmedabad 1 50
Oct 21 2006 Australia Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 1 43
Oct 15 2006 India Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 1 4
Sep 10 2006 Pakistan Edgbaston 1 2
Sep 8 2006 Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1 86*
Sep 5 2006 Pakistan Rose Bowl, Southampton 1 42
Sep 2 2006 Pakistan Lord's 1 9
Aug 30 2006 Pakistan Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 1 88
Jul 1 2006 Sri Lanka Headingley Carnegie 1 18
Jun 28 2006 Sri Lanka Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 30
Jun 24 2006 Sri Lanka The Riverside, Chester-le-Street 1 77
Jun 20 2006 Sri Lanka The Oval 1 40
Jun 17 2006 Sri Lanka Lord's 1 7
Jun 13 2006 Ireland Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Be 1 80
Apr 15 2006 India MPCA Stadium, Indore 1 32
Apr 13 2006 India Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur 1 46
Dec 19 2005 Pakistan Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi 1 DNB
Dec 15 2005 Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 1 37*
Feb 6 2005 South Africa Cape Town 1 2
Feb 4 2005 South Africa Port Elizabeth 1 13
Feb 2 2005 South Africa Springbok Park, Bloemfontein 1 11*
Jan 30 2005 South Africa Johannesburg 1 DNB
Dec 5 2004 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 1 30
Dec 4 2004 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 1 53
Dec 1 2004 Zimbabwe Harare 1 5
Nov 28 2004 Zimbabwe Harare 1 75

ODI MATCH (BOWLING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Figures
Sep 2 2006 Pakistan Lord's 1 0/10
Jul 1 2006 Sri Lanka Headingley Carnegie 1 0/5
Jun 28 2006 Sri Lanka Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 1 1/13
Jun 24 2006 Sri Lanka The Riverside, Chester-le-Street 1 0/12
Jun 13 2006 Ireland Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Be 1 2/39
Dec 5 2004 Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 1 3/9