Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 29 years 110 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 37 34 9 690 65* 27.60 590 116.94 0 3 51 16 7 0
First-class 148 246 29 9100 229 41.93 17230 52.81 25 34 82 0
List A 268 251 49 8154 201* 40.36 13 48 83 0
Twenty20 178 165 30 3584 105* 26.54 3029 118.32 1 17 305 91 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 37 20 316 373 16 4/10 4/10 23.31 7.08 19.7 1 0 0
First-class 148 10540 6580 159 5/75 41.38 3.74 66.2 3 1 0
List A 268 6205 5395 197 5/63 5/63 27.38 5.21 31.4 5 1 0
Twenty20 178 129 2277 2859 108 4/10 4/10 26.47 7.53 21.0 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 Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002
Last First-class Glamorgan v Essex at Swansea, Aug 15-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A Northamptonshire v Essex at Northampton, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
0/19, 25 Eng Lions v NZ A Bristol 8 Aug 2014 LA
74, 2/36 Eng Lions v Sri Lanka A Taunton 6 Aug 2014 LA
2/42, 24 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 2 Aug 2014 T20
0/16, 11 Essex v Leics Chelmsford 31 Jul 2014 LA
0/8, 59 Essex v Worcs Worcester 27 Jul 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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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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Aug 2, 2014

Ravi Bopara took two wickets in an over, Essex v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Chelmsford, August 2, 2014

Ravi Bopara took two wickets in an over

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Jul 12, 2014

Ravi Bopara flicks into the leg side, Essex v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, Colchester, July 12, 2014

Ravi Bopara flicks into the leg side

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Notes

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Middlesex v Indians at Lord's - Aug 22
Indians won by 95 runs
5th Youth ODI: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Derby - Aug 22
England U19 212/8 S Africa U19 24/1 (8.5/50 ov)
2nd ODI: Eng Women v India Women at Scarborough
Aug 23, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
1st Semi-Final: Surrey v Warwickshire at Birmingham
Aug 23, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
2nd Semi-Final: Hampshire v Lancashire at Birmingham
Aug 23, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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