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Back in form, Ian Bell owes it to sacked coach Graham Gooch

PTI 04 Aug 2014, 14:07:09 PM IST
New Delhi: Ian Bell has had a horrifying time when he constantly, 20 innings to be precise,  failed to make any impact with the willow but Graham Gooch came out to revive the btasman he has been know for.

According to daily mail Bell would like to continue working with Graham Gooch who was sacked as England batting coach earlier this year — after a one-to-one session before last week's third Test proved an instant hit.

The England No 4 made a sparkling 167 in Southampton, his first Test hundred for 20 innings, to set up a crushing win over India — and credited his revival to a two-hour net with Gooch at Edgbaston.

Bell had been one of the senior players failing to do justice to their talents this summer, averaging just 25 in four games against Sri Lanka and the Indians. But, two days after the nadir of England's 95-run defeat in the second Test at Lord's, he invited Gooch up to Birmingham for a session on Warwickshire's colts ground.

‘We have a really good set-up with England, but sometimes it's nice to have another set of eyes,' Bell told Sportsmail.

The fourth test starts on August 7 Thursday and Bell would hope to begin from where he left.