Bell to reach milestone of 100 Test caps for England

London: England batsman Ian Bell will reach the milestone of 100 Test appearances when he plays against Sri Lanka on Friday and said he is happy to play anywhere in the team`s top order.

Bell, who will become the 12th man to reach a century of England Test caps, said he is really honoured and will bat anywhere for this national side.

According to The BBC, Bell, who hit 56 and nine in the first Test against Sri Lanka that ended in a draw, has 20 hundreds and 40 half-centuries from 99 matches so far.

Bell, who came in at number four between the less experienced pair of Joe Root and Gary Ballance, said he is really happy at four, adding that if he was asked to bat at three, he would bat at three.

Bell said it seems very quickly England has got a nice compact middle order, which is what one needs at this level.

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