Ian Bell has put down roots at Edgbaston. The thirty four year old, heavily capped batsman, has signed a new deal that will see him play for Warwickshire for at least another 3 years.
Former England Cricketer Ian Bell has said that he is extremely happy with his new contract and can’t wait to lead the way for Warwickshire and for a new generation.
Warwickshire’s confirmed captain has racked up some impressive figures during his time at the wicket, having played in 118 test matches he has plenty of experience to bring to his home county.
Following the announcement of his signing, he stated that Warwickshire was the only county that he has ever really wanted to play for. He also has aspirations to represent England once more.
Speaking of his desire to lead the way for junior players at Warwickshire, Bell added:
“The club has played a huge role in my career and it’s a great honour to now captain the team and help our young, talented players fulfil their potential here at Edgbaston.”
Having been a part of the England squad that won the ashes, an impressive, five times Bell’s aspirations for further glory come as no surprise to cricket fans. He is still young enough to perform professionally, and undoubtedly, won’t fail to find his form leading Warwickshire.
The club that call Edgbaston home, are right to hold on to a man who has brought them success and who has so much passion and talent in the game. During his first season as captain last year, Bell helped lead the team to success in the Royal London One Day Cup, he also has further six trophies to his name in domestic cricket.
Crediting the newly signed captain Ashley Giles, who is Warwickshire sport director, branded bell as a ‘true Bear’ owing to his history with the county.
As one of the leading batsmen in the country, Ian Bell will set exceptionally high standards and prove to deliver both leadership and inspiration to the club.
Author Lisa Baldwin
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