London: Ian Bell, who with his career-best knock of 235 overtook Alastair Cook as the leading run-scorer in the current calendar year, on Saturday said that there is "healthy and constructive" competition among England batsmen and it is doing a world of good for the home team.
"There is competition with each other. If someone gets big, your mind also tells you get a bigger one. There is some competitiveness there but it's healthy and constructive. We talk openly how to play bowlers, share ideas and prepare for a Test match," stated Bell, who now has 950 runs from the year, overtaking Cook's tally of 927 runs.
England presently possess a quite a few batsmen with good number of centuries under their belt. Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss all have 19 centuries each while Bell has 16, including this knock of 235 runs.