Ian Bell is set to become the first Warwickshire cricketer to play 100 Test Matches for England tomorrow when he takes to the field at Headingley to face Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test of the Investec Series.
England selectors today announced Warwickshire's Ian Bell and Chris Woakes in a 13-man squad for the NatWest International T20 against current ICC World T20 champions Sri Lanka on Tuesday 20 May at the Kia Oval and a 14-man squad for the first three matches in the five match Royal London One-Day Series against Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday 22 May at the Kia Oval.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that the team will play two-day matches against Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire as well as a minimum of two twenty20 matches on its upcoming tour of Barbados in March.
Having already secured the NatWest's Man of the Series award after his performances against the West Indies, last month, Ian Bell was again named as the NatWest man of the Series after England's 7 wicket victory over Australia at Old Trafford when completing a 4-0 series win.
Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of next week's England Lions match against West Indies with a back injury. England and Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell has been added to the squad for the four day fixture which begins on Thursday May 10 at Northampton.
â€œHis help in raising awareness of his local children's hospice and fundraising with both the Coventry support group and as part of his benefit year has been invaluable. We very much look forward to working with him and Chantal more closely in the future.â€
Prior to receiving the award, Bell met with Coventry University's Team Phoenix cricket squad, whose players won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) national indoor cricket championship in 2010/11 and are through to the final again this year.
The 15-man squad contains one uncapped player, Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker. Meaker has spent the last two winters on the Fast Bowling Programme before making his debut for England Lions against Sri Lanka A this summer.
Trott dived to stop a Rahul Dravid cover drive after lunch. Although he prevented the boundary, he immediately looked in discomfort and writhed on the outfield clutching the shoulder. He left the field immediately, accompanied by the team's physio and doctor.