England’s Bell fractures foot against Bangladesh

England’s Bell fractures foot against Bangladesh

England batsman Ian Bell faces several weeks on the sidelines after breaking a bone in his foot while fielding against Bangladesh in the second one-day international here on Saturday.

By (AFP)

Published: Sat 10 Jul 2010, 7:11 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:32 AM

Bell, diving to his left at square leg in an attempt to catch Junaid Siddique in the 10th over, fell awkwardly as he landed.

The 28-year-old Warwickshire batsman was taken to hospital where an X-ray revealed he’d fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot, according to a statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

He could now miss England’s first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, starting on July 29.

England lead the three-match series against Bangladesh 1-0, with Bell having top-scored with 84 not out in the first ODI at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

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