Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 28 years 348 days

Major teams England, 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 102 94 21 2372 101* 32.49 3018 78.59 1 11 192 31 30 0
T20Is 36 33 8 662 65* 26.48 575 115.13 0 3 48 15 6 0
First-class 140 233 28 8493 229 41.42 15895 53.43 23 33 80 0
List A 253 237 49 7684 201* 40.87 12 43 80 0
Twenty20 164 151 24 3139 105* 24.71 2723 115.27 1 14 271 71 50 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 102 61 1547 1232 34 4/38 4/38 36.23 4.77 45.5 1 0 0
T20Is 36 19 304 349 16 4/10 4/10 21.81 6.88 19.0 1 0 0
First-class 140 10132 6347 154 5/75 41.21 3.75 65.7 3 1 0
List A 253 5820 5054 190 5/63 5/63 26.60 5.21 30.6 5 1 0
Twenty20 164 115 1971 2450 97 4/10 4/10 25.25 7.45 20.3 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 West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 13, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002
Last First-class Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford, Apr 13-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A West Indies v England at North Sound, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3, 0/18, 48, 0/14 Essex v Derbyshire Chelmsford 13 Apr 2014 FC
90, 1/31, 14, 3/21 Essex v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 7 Apr 2014 FC
1/15, 18 England v Netherlands Chittagong 31 Mar 2014 T20I # 394
0/13, 31 England v South Africa Chittagong 29 Mar 2014 T20I # 391
11* England v Sri Lanka Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 387
24* England v New Zealand Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 380
1/25, 6 England v India Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
15, 1/20 England v West Indies Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
6*, 2/28 England v West Indies Bridgetown 13 Mar 2014 T20I # 364
14, 1/10 England v West Indies Bridgetown 11 Mar 2014 T20I # 362
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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Mar 31, 2014

Ravi Bopara picked up a wicket and was quite miserly, England v Netherlands, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 31, 2014

Ravi Bopara picked up a wicket and was quite miserly

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Mar 29, 2014

Ravi Bopara takes a swing at the ball, England v South Africa, World Twenty20 2014, Group 1, Chittagong, March 29, 2014

Ravi Bopara takes a swing at the ball

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Mar 26, 2014

Eyes on the prize: Ravi Bopara has a hit in the nets, Chittagong, March 26, 2014

Eyes on the prize: Ravi Bopara has a hit in the nets

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Notes

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

Results
Lions v Titans at Johannesburg - Apr 7, 2013
Lions won by 30 runs
Boland v Gauteng at Paarl - Apr 7, 2013
Gauteng won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Border v North West at East London - Apr 7, 2013
Border won by 44 runs
Easterns v KZN-Inland at Benoni - Apr 7, 2013
Easterns won by 6 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Griq West v S West D at Kimberley - Apr 7, 2013
S West D won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Namibia v W Province at Windhoek - Apr 7, 2013
W Province won by 34 runs
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