Ian Bell to recover in time for second test against New Zealand

London, May 21(ANI): England middle order batsman Ian Bell is expected to recover from tonsillitis and play against New Zealand in the second test match starting from Friday.

Bell's illness got him a score of 31 runs for 133 balls during the second innings at Lord's, and England's medical team is confident that there will not be a relapse this time.

The Independent reports that once Bell is fit, there won't be any changes to the team.

Kevin Pietersen, who is recovering from a knee injury, hopes to play again with Surrey and put pressure on at least four members from the England team, the report adds.

New Zealand has replaced injured Bruce Martin with veteran left arm spinner and former captain Daniel Vettori. (ANI)