Originally Posted by SeamUp
You reckon the selectors will give him more time ? It will be difficult to throw another new bat into the team with new players in the opening and number 6 spot already surely ?
Yes I think they will stick with him for now, I certainly hope that's the case. His record in England is excellent, and he has also did very well in Australia last time out, so with that on the horizon and before that a trip to New Zealand, conditions should be more preferable to his style of play. I don't think England play a Test in Asian conditions for some time after this one.
As you say we are also integrating a couple of new players into the side at the moment, so ideally we will keep the experience of a Bell around the side. But I do think Bell should be much better than a guy that just manages to hold onto his place.