An Ian Bell interview

Ian Bell’s given a monumentally unenlightening interview to the BBC. Summary: ‘I want to play for England’. Towards the end, he says: “I’ve got to make sure that I’m undroppable over the second part of my England career.” You’re undroppable now, Ian. It’s just you’re undroppable in the same way

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Hate Ian Bell?

A lot of people hate Ian Bell – England supporters mostly. Given a choice between his playing crap and getting dropped or his playing well and averaging 55, a lot of people would choose the first option. We’d choose the second. For all his flaws, 26 year-olds who can average

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Ian Bell – ink him in at three

We’d planned to write something about how Ian Bell supplied the padding in the ‘meal’ of an England innings – the bulk that everyone takes for granted, without really paying any attention to it. Slightly dull, but integral to the construction of the meal. There were going to be lots

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