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Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 29 years 172 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, 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 108 99 21 2453 101* 31.44 3129 78.39 1 12 194 31 32 0
T20Is 38 35 10 711 65* 28.44 599 118.69 0 3 54 17 7 0
First-class 151 249 29 9201 229 41.82 17488 52.61 25 34 82 0
List A 269 252 49 8174 201* 40.26 13 48 83 0
Twenty20 179 166 31 3605 105* 26.70 3038 118.66 1 17 308 92 56 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 108 66 1704 1386 37 4/38 4/38 37.45 4.88 46.0 1 0 0
T20Is 38 21 322 387 16 4/10 4/10 24.18 7.21 20.1 1 0 0
First-class 151 10546 6583 160 5/75 41.14 3.74 65.9 3 1 0
List A 269 6205 5395 197 5/63 5/63 27.38 5.21 31.4 5 1 0
Twenty20 179 130 2283 2873 108 4/10 4/10 26.60 7.55 21.1 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 England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 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 Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
31, 1/3 Essex v Worcs Chelmsford 23 Sep 2014 FC
49 Essex v Leics Leicester 15 Sep 2014 FC
21 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 9 Sep 2014 FC
21*, 0/14 England v India Birmingham 7 Sep 2014 T20I # 405
20 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 28 Aug 2014 LA
0/26, 61 Essex v Northants Northampton 21 Aug 2014 LA
4, 7 Essex v Glamorgan Swansea 15 Aug 2014 FC
51, 0/21 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 13 Aug 2014 LA
2, 1/32 Eng Lions v NZ A Worcester 12 Aug 2014 LA
1/29, 106 Eng Lions v Sri Lanka A Worcester 11 Aug 2014 LA
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, despite continuing to make runs in county cricket. 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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Sep 7, 2014

Ravi Bopara gave England a handy late burst, England v India, only T20, Edgbaston, September 7, 2014

Ravi Bopara gave England a handy late burst

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Aug 28, 2014

Ravi Bopara is dejected after edging to slip, Essex v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup quarter-final, Chelmsford, August 28, 2014

Ravi Bopara is dejected after edging to slip

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Aug 11, 2014

Ravi Bopara led England's chase, England Lions v Sri Lanka A, Tri-series, New Road, August 11, 2014

Ravi Bopara led England's chase

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Notes

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

Tour Results
England v South Africa at Birmingham - Sep 12, 2012
England won by 28 runs
England v South Africa at Manchester - Sep 10, 2012
No result
England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street - Sep 8, 2012
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Sep 5, 2012
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Lord's - Sep 2, 2012
England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
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