Ian Bell is one of modern cricket’s great players - a five times Ashes winner, ICC Champions Trophy runner-up and multiple trophy-winner with his beloved Bears.
With 287 appearances across the formats for England, Belly has shown his class at the very top level for more than a decade, averaging over 40 with the bat in Test cricket. A glorious stroke-player, his batting has brought excitement and joy to cricket-lovers around the world but none more so than Warwickshire's. Born in Dunchurch in the county, and in the Edgbaston system since he was a small boy, Belly is as Bears through and through as anyone could be. And he batted as well as ever in 2018, averaging 54.05 in the championship and playing some brilliant T20 knocks.