The Three Lions batsman believes one of the younger players needs to step up.
England batsman Ian Bell believes one of the younger players needs to step up and make the No.6 spot in the batting order his own.
During the recent drawn series in New Zealand 22-year-old Joe Root occupied the position, but only scored a modest 88 runs in four innings.
Although after a good start to his County Championship season with Yorkshire, it is likely Root will be given another chance against the Black Caps later this month.
Yet the Sheffield-born youngster can’t get too comfy as county team-mate Jonny Bairstow and Nottinghamshire’s James Taylor are breathing down his neck.
Bell himself has long been an established member of the team playing 86 Tests since his debut in 2004, establishing an average of 46.44.