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Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 30 years 65 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 156 258 29 9483 229 41.41 18052 52.53 26 35 84 0
List A 281 262 49 8416 201* 39.51 13 50 86 0
Twenty20 197 183 36 4015 105* 27.31 3367 119.24 1 20 330 107 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 156 10906 6778 168 5/75 40.34 3.72 64.9 3 1 0
List A 281 6361 5532 200 5/63 5/63 27.66 5.21 31.8 5 1 0
Twenty20 197 146 2608 3263 129 4/10 4/10 25.29 7.50 20.2 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 Essex v Australians at Chelmsford, Jul 1-4, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
52, 3/25 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 19 Jun 2015 T20
31, 1/28 Essex v Kent Canterbury 18 Jun 2015 T20
57, 1/44 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 14 Jun 2015 FC
2/19, 10* Essex v Sussex Hove 12 Jun 2015 T20
3, 0/36 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 11 Jun 2015 T20
17, 2/44, 1, 1/17 Essex v Northants Northampton 7 Jun 2015 FC
3/18, 57 Essex v Surrey The Oval 5 Jun 2015 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 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

Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
Major Association XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008
Match drawn
NZ Invit. XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 25-26, 2008
Match drawn
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