Discard England batsmen Ian Bell is keen o making a comeback to the national team before his side plunges into the Ashes series against Australia later this year.
Ever since, Bell has been bullish about winning his place back in the England side. He has churned the runs out for Warwickshire, where he is also a captain; and also did well in the BBL, where his 231 runs in 9 innings were instrumental in securing a third BBL title for his franchise Perth Scorchers.
“You always think about it,” said Bell. “I still have ambitions to play for England. I’ve been lucky enough to win five Ashes, no one has ever won six so there’s always that carrot for me if I was lucky enough to get into that squad.
“There’s no doubt, on an individual level, to be part of a squad which wins six would be something pretty special” added Bell.
England is scheduled to play the Ashes against Australia six months from now. This will give Bell an opportunity to stake claim in the English side on the basis of big runs for his country Warwickshire.
Though an England comeback is a deep burning desire, Bell remains focused and committed to his role at Warwickshire.
“I have that drive to do it, but winning games for Warwickshire and scoring runs is my main aim. If anything comes on top of that then great.