The battle for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award is a close run one. Any one of six players could win the award, but it is the under-rated Ian Bell who takes it.
Bell hit two unglamorous half-centuries for England last week - both of which led to wins and helped them get back on track after a poor showing in the first part of the ODI series against New Zealand.
England successfully batted through the final day of the fourth and final Test against India in Nagpur to claim a first Test series win in India since 1985.
Centuries from Warwickshire pair Jonathan Trott (143) and Ian Bell (116 not out) ended India's feint victory hopes as England closed on 352 for four having never looked in much danger.
This week's award goes to this week's only centurion. Ian Bell struck 126 from only 117 balls for England in Saturday's first One-Day International against West Indies at Southampton. It was only the second limited-overs century of his career - his first came in 2007, also 126 at Southampton, this time against India - and included 12 fours and one six.
England batsman Ian Bell underwent an x-ray on the eve of the opening Test against Pakistan after he was struck on the left wrist during training.
However, he was subsequently cleared of serious injury ahead of the first of three Test matches, which gets underway in Dubai on 17th January.
England cricketer Ian Bell was awarded an honorary degree by Coventry University today in recognition of his contribution to sport and of his recent work with the West Midlands-based Acorns Children's charity.
The star batsman was made an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) during the University's awards ceremonies in Coventry Cathedral, which are taking place every day this week as part of the annual graduation events.
Ashley Giles and Ian Bell recently took part in a charity golf day to support Cure Leukaemia and Acorns Children's Hospice and they gave us their thoughts on a number of issues.
They talk about the day, why it is important to them to support Midlands-based charities, Warwickshire and England's season and their own experiences of playing golf.