Former England batter Ian Bell has joined Derbyshire as a batting consultant and will assume the role for the first two months of the season. Bell, who replaces Mal Loye, links up with a fresh coaching setup at Derbyshire helmed by head coach Mickey Arthur. Batting has been a major point of concern for the county, which avoided the wooden spoon by a whisker last season. They’ve added Pakistan batter Shan Masood as well as just-retired Sri Lanka seamer Suranga Lakmal to their roster.
ðŸ—£ “If you went through the whole of County Cricket at the moment, you’d probably say that [Mickey] is the most experienced and the best.” @Ian_Bell delighted to work with Arthur at #DCCC.
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— Derbyshire CCC (@DerbyshireCCC) April 6, 2022