The 29-year-old Bell was among the top-order batsmen who failed miserably in England's ten wicket defeat in the first Test in Dubai and then in the 72-run loss in the second in Abu Dhabi -- giving Pakistan an unassailable 2-0 lead. Pakistani spinners Saeed Ajmal with 17 wickets and Abdul Rehman with 12 have destroyed the England batsmen in the two Tests, with Bell managing just 36 runs with a best of 29 in four innings.
Bell, who scored four hundreds with a best of 235 in the seven Tests at home last season, said everyone was looking for improvement in the third and final Test starting from February 3. "We have had two bad Tests - and, of course, people are going to be asking questions. We have been in and out of form, and need to stay together and work hard. It's a great time to learn and show improvement," said Bell.
Bell stressed England, bowled out for 72 in the last innings of the Abu Dhabi Test after set a tricky 145-run target, will perform better. "We are looking at areas we can improve mentally and technically. We are all hungry enough, and have scored runs in the sub-continent. So it's not just negative stuff. We are looking forward to a better performance," said Bell.