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Big day coming up for India ODI hopefuls, Ian Bell opens up on possible England return and more - Cricket News Today, 31st August 2018

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Ambati Rayudu and Ian Bell
Ambati Rayudu and Ian Bell are hoping to make comebacks into ODI and Test cricket respectively

The start of September is shaping up to be a massive day for quite a few Indian hopefuls as the selectors gear up to pick the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.

Senior batsman Ian Bell has increased the clamour surrounding his possible comeback into the England Test team. He smashed a stellar double century in Warwickshire's Division Two County game against Glamorgan.

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Ian Bell keen to make dramatic Test return

Ian Bell
Bell raised murmurs of a possible Test comeback by scoring a double century for Warwickshire

Veteran batsman Ian Bell has put himself in the frame for a dramatic late-career comeback into the England Test team. Even as Joe Root's troops continue their struggles in the batting department in the ongoing India series, the 36-year old has shored up his chances by hammering a sublime double century for Warwickshire.

Speaking to BBC WM after his 204 against Glamorgan, Bell affirmed, "It was nice to go through, get a big 100 for the team and that puts us in a good place. (Thinking of a Test comeback) isn't anything I'm carrying into this game, but right now I'm happy."

He added, "I'm playing well, I'm moving well and enjoying my cricket and the expectation and drive is here. Who knows what the next 12 months holds? (If the selectors call) I'm sure I'll answer the phone."

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