Cricket

Ian Bell delighted to return to County cricket

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Ian Bell has ended a month’s absence from cricket by captaining Warwickshire in the absence of Jim Troughton.

And Bell has had the benefit of being able to spend some time with newborn baby son Joseph, who was born during the winter.

“It was lovely to spend some time with Joseph,” he told the Birmingham Mail. “But it has been far from a month just with my feet up.”

Despite this, the England batsman has been adhering to a strict fitness regime after a lengthy spell away from the wicket.

“I have been in the gym and working very hard,” said Bell. “You have to keep at it with the physical work but it is nice to have a break from the mental side of it.”

Bell endured a fairly hectic winter period due to Tests in India, coupled with a trip to New Zealand, and admits he was happy to recuperate for a spell.

However, the stand-in-skipper expressed excitement about the prospect of playing for Warwickshire once again, with the County Championship having just begun.

“There comes a time when you want to get playing again and it’s great to have a couple of games for Warwickshire,” he said.

The Bears are currently suffering something of an injury crisis, with Troughton (shoulder), Rikki Clarke (hamstring) and Olly Hannon-Dalby (arm) all ruled out of the match in Hove.

Warwickshire have won one and drawn the other two of their opening three fixtures, with Sussex also boasting an unbeaten start before the two locked horns this week.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Cricket

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again