Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that Varun Chopra has decided to stand down as captain of the Club, in order to focus on his batting, with Ian Bell appointed as the new skipper with immediate effect.
Ian Bell may have given up white-ball cricket with England, but he will begin his official international one-day retirement aiming to help Birmingham Bears defend their NatWest T20 Blast title at Edgbaston.
Ian Bell believes that Birmingham Bears' NatWest T20 Blast hot streak of four successive wins owes plenty to the input of the young guns in the team. He spoke to Brian Halford ahead of tomorrow night’s match at Edgbaston against Leicestershire Foxes.
Watch the video highlights of Ian Bell's 90 for Birmingham Bears v Durham Jets at Emirates ICG in the NatWest T20 Blast. Bell's innings was the top score by a Bear in T20 cricket and helped secure a third consecutive win.