Bell out to fulfil destiny

November 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm 1 comment


Since making his Test debut six years ago, Ian Bell has been constantly tipped by those who bet on cricket match action to be on the brink of exploding into a world beater. After going through his fair share of ups and downs in that time, Bell looks as though he could finally be ready to step up.

This will be Bell’s fourth Ashes series and he has so far failed to hit a century against the Aussies. The batsman looks well placed to break that duck after hitting a delicious century in England’s final warm-up game against Australia A last week. His century was full of the sort of well timed, nicely selected shots that make Bell so dangerous on his day.

Bell will do well to remember four years ago, when he hit a similarly attractive century against South Australia, before going on to score just 331 runs in his 10 innings as England were slapped about in their 5-0 series defeat.

Bell and Collingwood put on a partnership of 240 runs for the sixth wicket and the ashes odds suggests that the two could have a big part to play in the series. Bell and Collingwood’s partnerships have been integral to a lot of England’s recent success and they will be hoping to carry it on into this series.

Bell has had an up and down 18 months since returning to the England Test side during last summer’s Ashes series. His form after returning was as good as it has ever been during his Test career, only for him to suffer a broken foot in the summer. The injury meant he missed much of the summer and had to watch Eoin Morgan step in and perform admirably.

The England selectors reinstated Bell upon his return to fitness and the batsman will be desperate to prove them right and hit that first century against the Aussie’s.

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  • 1. watch live cricket  |  November 27, 2010 at 11:08 am

    i am realy enjoy to watch Ashes series ,every player parform very strongly both of team and all world watch online ,

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