It is difficult to ignore Ian Bell's recent form, as his run of scores this winter
does not make for good reading.
In the second innings of the current match v Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, England promoted Bell to open the batting as well as promoted others up the order so they can get time in the middle, but Bell could only score 11 to add to his first innings 14. The reason why the selectors decided to have faith with Bell and drop Eoin Morgan despite them both being equally poor in the UAE was because Bell had a history of bouncing back from poor form, so they will be hopeful he can come good in the Tests.
After Steven Finn recorded second innings figures of 5-0-17-1, England were set a second innings target of 359 off 64 overs, and they go to tea on the final day on 129-2 off 27 overs, with a run rate of 4.77 and a rate required of 6.22, so it will probably be a draw.