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.