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Alastair Cook backs Ian Bell to recover from South Africa snub

Alastair Cook backs Ian Bell to recover from South Africa snub

The opening Test of England`s four-match series against the South Africans starts in Durban on December 26.

England vs South Africa: Alastair Cook & Co to take on deflated Proteas in 4-match Test series

England vs South Africa: Alastair Cook & Co to take on deflated Proteas in 4-match Test series

The first Test between the two countries starts in Durban on December 26.

Gary Ballance for Ian Bell: Is it worth a gamble against South Africa by ECB?

Gary Ballance for Ian Bell: Is it worth a gamble against South Africa by ECB?

It has been 24 innings since Bell scored a century in Tests.

Mark Boucher surprised over ECB's decision to omit Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen

Mark Boucher surprised over ECB's decision to omit Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen has not represented his country since the 2013/14 Ashes series despite averaging 47.28 in Tests.

Not the end for 'world class' batsman Ian Bell, says Stuart Broad

Not the end for 'world class' batsman Ian Bell, says Stuart Broad

Bell was dropped from the England squad for a four-match Test series against South Africa.

Kevin Pietersen slams decision to drop Ian Bell as 'pathetic'

Kevin Pietersen slams decision to drop Ian Bell as 'pathetic'

Bell was a surprise omission from the squad for the forthcoming tour of South Africa starting on December 26.

Ian Bell 'absolutely gutted' after being dropped from tour of South Africa

Ian Bell 'absolutely gutted' after being dropped from tour of South Africa

Bell tweeted that he was "absolutely gutted" to miss out on selection.

Ton-up Alastair Cook spices up England's fight in first Test

Ton-up Alastair Cook spices up England's fight in first Test

England captain Alastair Cook dished out a resolute century to lead his team's remarkable fightback in the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

England's Ian Bell quits one-day internationals

England's Ian Bell quits one-day internationals

England batsman Ian Bell is retiring from one-day internationals to concentrate on prolonging his test career, the 33-year-old said on Friday.

Ian Bell dismisses Test retirement talks, says has hunger to continue

Ian Bell dismisses Test retirement talks, says has hunger to continue

England batsman Ian Bell has insisted he is determined to carry on in international cricket following talks with coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Alastair Cook.

England's Ian Bell not ready to retire

England's Ian Bell not ready to retire

England right-handed batsman Ian Bell on Friday said he still has the "hunger and desire" to play top-flight cricket.

Ashes 2015: We expect Australia to come back hard in fourth Test, says Ian Bell

Ashes 2015: We expect Australia to come back hard in fourth Test, says Ian Bell

England batsman Ian Bell expects Australia to come back "hard if not harder" in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge after an embarrassing loss at Edgbaston.

Ashes 2015: Beleaguered Ian Bell chimes in at crucial moment

Ashes 2015: Beleaguered Ian Bell chimes in at crucial moment

Ian Bell, under enormous pressure after a poor run of form and promoted to number three in the order, answered his critics in emphatic fashion with a composed unbeaten 65 to steer England to victory in the third Ashes test on Friday.

3rd Ashes Test: England beat Australia by eight wickets inside three days, take 2-1 lead

3rd Ashes Test: England beat Australia by eight wickets inside three days, take 2-1 lead

England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday with more than two days to spare as they took a 2-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series.

The Ashes 2015: Ian Bell will relish his chance to bat at number three, says Alastair Cook

The Ashes 2015: Ian Bell will relish his chance to bat at number three, says Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook has backed Ian Bell to return to form following the veteran batsman`s promotion to number three for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Ashes 2015: I can cope with move up to three, says under-fire Ian Bell

Ashes 2015: I can cope with move up to three, says under-fire Ian Bell

Struggling England batsman Ian Bell is backing himself to come good at number three in this week`s third Ashes test against Australia at Edgbaston, he said on Monday.

Ashes 2015: England need real Ian Bell to stand up

Ashes 2015: England need real Ian Bell to stand up

When in form, Ian Bell is one of the most elegant batsman to watch. But that hasn't been the case of late, a major reason behind England's debacle in the last one and a half years.

Last ring for Ian Bell in third Test, feels Geoffrey Boycott

Last ring for Ian Bell in third Test, feels Geoffrey Boycott

 England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott believes it could be the end of senior batsman Ian Bell's career if the right-hander does not deliver in the third Ashes Test starting here from July 29.

Ashes 2015: After Gary Ballance, is the axe looming over Ian Bell?

Ashes 2015: After Gary Ballance, is the axe looming over Ian Bell?

After the humiliating 405-run defeat from the hands of Australia in the 2nd Ashes Test, England once again applied their old 'chop and change policy' by replacing Gary Ballance with Jonny Bairstow in a 13-man squad for the third match of the series.

The Ashes 2015: Trevor Bayliss puts England batsmen on notice

The Ashes 2015: Trevor Bayliss puts England batsmen on notice

England coach Trevor Bayliss has told his side`s struggling batsmen they can take nothing for granted following a stunning collapse in the second Ashes Test at Lord`s.