Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 29 years 68 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 146 242 28 8962 229 41.87 16856 53.16 25 33 81 0
List A 260 243 49 7765 201* 40.02 12 44 83 0
Twenty20 172 159 29 3441 105* 26.46 2910 118.24 1 16 295 86 52 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 146 10534 6575 159 5/75 41.35 3.74 66.2 3 1 0
List A 260 5977 5208 193 5/63 5/63 26.98 5.22 30.9 5 1 0
Twenty20 172 123 2151 2673 103 4/10 4/10 25.95 7.45 20.8 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 Derbyshire v Essex at Chesterfield, Jul 7-10, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Jul 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/38, 15, 0/15, 0 Essex v Derbyshire Chesterfield 7 Jul 2014 FC
2/29, 24 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 4 Jul 2014 T20
0/12, 147 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 29 Jun 2014 FC
1/30, 33* Essex v Somerset Taunton 27 Jun 2014 T20
0/26, 10 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 20 Jun 2014 T20
3/14, 1, 1/14, 39 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 15 Jun 2014 FC
1/33, 66* Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 13 Jun 2014 T20
0/30, 81* Essex v Kent Canterbury 11 Jun 2014 T20
0/34, 162 Essex v Kent Canterbury 7 Jun 2014 FC
2/24, 15 Essex v Surrey The Oval 6 Jun 2014 T20
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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Jun 11, 2014

Ravi Bopara slog sweeps during his brisk innings, Kent v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Division, Canterbury, June 11, 2014

Ravi Bopara slog sweeps during his brisk innings

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Jun 11, 2014

Ryan ten Doeschate and Ravi Bopara put on a century stand, Kent v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Division, Canterbury, June 11, 2014

Ryan ten Doeschate and Ravi Bopara put on a century stand

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Jun 9, 2014

Ravi Bopara took his score on to 162, Kent v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, Canterbury, 3rd day, June 9, 2014

Ravi Bopara took his score on to 162

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Notes

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

Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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