Ian Bell joins Hobart Hurricanes as assistant coach

Ian Bell was a Huge Bash champion with Perth Scorchers in 2016-17 but returns to the league 5 seasons later hoping to encourage Hobart Hurricanes to the title.

Bell retired from experienced cricket at the stop of the English domestic season in 2020 and has moved into coaching: he labored with England Below-19s as a batting coach across the 2019-20 winter and was element of Birmingham Phoenix’s coaching workers in the course of their run to the inaugural men’s Hundred final this summer time.

He has now been appointed as just one of two assistant coaches at the Hurricanes ahead of their BBL season opener on December 8 against Sydney Sixers, the defending champions, and has arrived in Australia pursuing a stint with Chennai Braves in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

“I’m so enthusiastic to be signing up for up with the Hurricanes and doing work together with Adam Griffith,” Bell reported. “The Huge Bash is without having question just one of the greatest competitions in environment cricket, and possessing earlier taken element as a player, I are not able to hold out to get stuck in as a coach.”

Bell captained Warwickshire in their T20 guise as the Birmingham Bears in the course of the 2016 Blast, in the course of which Matthew Wade, the Hurricanes’ captain, was just one of their abroad players, though two of the Hurricanes’ three intercontinental recruits – Jordan Thompson and Harry Brook – are compatriots.

“I currently know a good deal about the workforce possessing either performed with them right before or possessing admired them from afar, and I’m specified we have got some significant expertise in there,” Bell reported. “I was fortunate ample to acquire the BBL as a player and I would enjoy practically nothing a lot more than to be a little cog in a winning workforce but this time as a coach.”