In 118 Tests, Ian Bell has hit 7727 runs at a healthy average of 42.69 with 22 centuries and is eighth on the list of England’s all-time leading run-scorers.
In 118 Tests, Ian Bell has hit 7727 runs at a healthy average of 42.69 with 22 centuries and is eighth on the list of England’s all-time leading run-scorers.

England batsman Ian Bell continued his rich vein of form in the ongoing County Championship reaching 20,000 first-class runs, with his fourth century of the season.

With England Test team’s top-order struggling to against India, Bell, who last played for the national team 2015 is making a strong case for his return.

Playing for Warwickshire the 36-year-old has so scored 827 runs in the County Championship Division Two with an average of 63.61 including four hundreds and two fifties with a highest score of 172.

A year after the low of 2017, when he was contemplating retirement, Bell has now renewed hopes of making a comeback for England.  He was asked to step down from the captaincy of Warwickshire following a drop in form across formats.

In 118 Tests, Bell has hit 7727 runs at a healthy average of 42.69 with 22 centuries and is eighth on the list of England’s all-time leading run-scorers.

Earlier, Considering England’s middle-order muddle, Bell didn’t ruling out the possibility of adding to his 118 Tests.

“The questions (of comeback) have started to come a little bit more now, with the form I’ve had through the season and obviously England’s middle order,” he was quoted as saying by BBC earlier this month. “If you asked me that question now I would definitely want to play again,” he added.