The axing of Ian Bell by the ECB has sent shockwaves in English cricketing circles. The highly talented middle order batsman, who has tremendous experience under his belt, was shown the doors by the selectors for the South Africa tour. The selectors rather, chose to go with a younger looking outfit as Nick Compton and southpaw Gary Ballance were recalled to the setup. Bell himself was gutted by the decision, but vowed to make a comeback.
England’s new ball bowler Stuart Broad said that even though Bell was dropped, he was too talented a player to be ignored for a long time. Broad said that Bell would soon make a comeback to the side.
“He will be very determined to work hard and get back in,” Broad told BBC. “We know in cricket that opportunities do arise and, although he is not in this Test tour to South Africa, he won’t see that as the end of his career.
“He will be working hard after a bit of a break to improve, put runs on the board and get back in this England side.”
Broad also said that Bell won’t take it easy unless and until he was back in England’s test setup. “You can be one injury away from getting your spot back and he will work on his game. I am sure he won’t rest. He will be very focused,” said Broad.