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Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 30 years 86 days

Major teams England, Auckland, Chittagong Kings, Dolphins, England Lions, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex Cricket Board, Gloucestershire, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sydney Sixers

Nickname Puppy

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Brampton Manor School

Ravinder Singh Bopara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 19 1 575 143 31.94 1087 52.89 3 0 71 2 6 0
ODIs 120 109 21 2695 101* 30.62 3462 77.84 1 14 204 34 35 0
T20Is 38 35 10 711 65* 28.44 599 118.69 0 3 54 17 7 0
First-class 159 264 29 9599 229 40.84 18335 52.35 26 35 84 0
List A 283 264 50 8556 201* 39.98 14 50 86 0
Twenty20 199 185 36 4034 105* 27.07 3390 118.99 1 20 332 107 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 10 434 290 1 1/39 1/39 290.00 4.00 434.0 0 0 0
ODIs 120 74 1860 1523 40 4/38 4/38 38.07 4.91 46.5 1 0 0
T20Is 38 21 322 387 16 4/10 4/10 24.18 7.21 20.1 1 0 0
First-class 159 11092 6920 172 5/75 40.23 3.74 64.4 3 1 0
List A 283 6451 5586 205 5/63 5/63 27.24 5.19 31.4 6 1 0
Twenty20 199 148 2656 3311 132 4/10 4/10 25.08 7.47 20.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Sri Lanka v England at Kandy, Dec 1-5, 2007 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Jul 19-23, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 2, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 13, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002
Last First-class Kent v Essex at Tunbridge Wells, Jul 19-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
39, 1/23 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 29 Jul 2015 LA
4/31, 101* Essex v Lancashire Chelmsford 27 Jul 2015 LA
42, 3/89, 5 Essex v Kent Tunbridge Wells 19 Jul 2015 FC
0/36, 4 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 17 Jul 2015 T20
30, 11, 0/4 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 12 Jul 2015 FC
15, 3/12 Essex v Middlesex Richmond 10 Jul 2015 T20
1/49, 6, 22 Essex v Lancashire Manchester 6 Jul 2015 FC
107, 1/19, 42 Essex v Australians Chelmsford 1 Jul 2015 FC
3, 3/23 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 26 Jun 2015 T20
30, 2/19, 0/39, 5 Essex v Gloucs Bristol 21 Jun 2015 FC
Profile

A talented, wristy strokeplayer, capable of opening the innings or batting in the middle order, Ravi Bopara has been a regular member of the England set-up for several years without ever making himself indispensable. He made his first international half-century in his fourth innings, at the 2007 World Cup, but suffered a disastrous debut Test series in Sri Lanka later that year. Three consecutive hundreds against West Indies in early 2009 rebalanced his ledger, only for a difficult Ashes experience to again cost him his place, and he remained on the fringes of the Test side. His form in limited-overs cricket, where his medium-pace bowling is also a useful option, has been more consistent, with a series of increasingly mature displays under the ODI captaincy of his Essex team-mate Alastair Cook.

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Jul 3, 2015

Ravi Bopara celebrates his century for Essex against the Australians, Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day, July 3, 2015

Ravi Bopara celebrates his century for Essex against the Australians

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Jun 8, 2015

Ravi Bopara made two early inroads, Northamptonshire v Essex, County Championship Division Two, Wantage Rd, 2nd day, June 8, 2015

Ravi Bopara made two early inroads

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May 22, 2015

Ravi Bopara's unbeaten 81 sealed victory, Glamorgan v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Cardiff, May 22, 2015

Ravi Bopara's unbeaten 81 sealed victory

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2007
Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2008

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group A: Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Jul 29
Gloucs won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Group B: Lancashire v Middlesex at Blackpool - Jul 29
Lancashire won by 2 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Group A: Somerset v Durham at Taunton - Jul 29
Durham won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Group A: Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval - Jul 29
Surrey won by 6 runs
3rd Investec Test: England v Australia at Birmingham - Jul 29-Aug 2
Australia 136 England 133/3 (29 ov)
Group B: Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford - Jul 29
Essex won by 152 runs
Group A: Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jul 29
Northants won by 55 runs
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