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Ian Bell

Key facts

Full Name: Ian Ronald Bell
Born: April 11 1982 , Walsgrave, Coventry
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: England, England Lions, England Under-19, MCC
Test debut: England v West Indies, the Oval, Aug 19-21 2004
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v England, Harare, Nov 28 2004
T20 debut: England v Pakistan, Bristol, Aug 28 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Biography

There can be few better sights in world cricket than witnessing Bell unfurl a textbook cover drive.Accomplished all around the wicket, the Warwickshire-born batsman benefits from a near-faultless technique and was earmarked for stardom before he had appeared for his home county.Bell became the youngest player to make a century for the Bears at the age of 19 years and 115 days and had played just 13 first-class games when he was called into the England squad for the first time in 2002.He eventually made his Test debut against West Indies in August 2004, striking 70 in his only innings.Bell a...

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