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Ian Bell (left) receives his England cap from then captain Michael Vaughan before his first against the West Indies at the Oval in 2004 © Getty Images

Ian Bell will play his 100th Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley in 2014. Bell made his Test debut at the age of just 22 against the West Indies in 2004 at the Oval. He straightaway made a fine fifty. Bell’s highest score is against India at the Oval in 2011 when he made 235. It was his first double ton.

Before that in 2008, he got out for 199 runs; cruelly falling one run short of his first double ton against South Africa. Bell certainly has come a long way from the time when he was known as a prodigy, while playing in the Under-19 World Cup in 2000 in Sri Lanka. He then went onto make a fine First-Class hundred in seaming conditions against Nottinghamshire in 2001 at Edgbaston which signaled his arrival at the big stage.

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Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

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Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

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Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

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India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

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