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'It gets a bit annoying - quarter-finals, semi-finals, out'

Apr 11, 2017: Ravi Bopara talks about Essex's prospects of winning limited-overs silverware this year, and his aspirations of playing for England again

Interview by Alan Gardner

The electric leggie

Mar 29, 2017: As a fielder, Shadab Khan is a live wire; as a bowler, he has a googly to make you sit up straight

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan Super League 2017

Karachi Kings pin hopes on Sangakkara, Gayle

Feb 8, 2017: Karachi Kings have the big names but question marks about their form remain. Have they done enough to avert the disaster of last season?

Danyal Rasool

County news

Bopara hands captaincy back to ten Doeschate

Nov 12, 2016: Ravi Bopara has stepped down as Essex's limited-overs captain after one season in the role

ESPNcricinfo staff

Essex v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Westley's best leaves Worcestershire no place to hide

Sep 1, 2016: Tom Westley finished the day unbeaten on 238, his highest first-class score, to put Essex in total command at Chelmsford

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Essex v Kent, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Lawrence sparkles as Essex build huge lead

Jul 4, 2016: Essex's batsmen piled on the agony by batting all day to establish a 273-run lead over promotion rivals Kent.

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford

Bopara turns up the heat on Kent again

Jul 1, 2016: Ravi Bopara underlined his liking for the Kent attack when he hammered six sixes in an unbeaten 81 to lead Essex to their third successive NatWest T20 Blast victory.

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship, Div Two, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Porter survives the yips as Masters advises: 'Just chill'

Jun 21, 2016: England bowling prospect Jamie Porter survived a serious bout of the yips to help Essex keep Leicestershire firmly in check at Chelmsford.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Essex v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford

Bopara finds form to answer Coles' fightback

Jun 15, 2016: Ravi Bopara scrambled some white-ball form as Essex defied Matt Coles' fightback for Kent by chasing down 286 with five balls to spare

ECB Reporters Network

Glamorgan v Essex, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Cardiff, 2nd day

Westley, Bopara help Essex eke out lead

May 23, 2016: Scores of 80 from Tom Westley and Ravi Bopara allowed Essex to gain a useful first innings lead on the second day of the County Championship match against Glamorgan

ECB Reporters Network

Essex v Derbyshire, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Bopara's career best haul jolts Derbyshire

May 17, 2016: Derbyshire dug in obdurately in the final session at Chelmsford to hold up Essex's charge for a third Specsavers County Championship win of the season

ECB Reporters Network

County previews

Bopara captaincy will make Essex believers

Mar 30, 2016: Ravi Bopara's England career might be over and that could benefit Essex as they seek to turn a powerful reputation in limited-overs cricket into trophies

David Hopps

Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2016, Sharjah

Bopara's 71*, six-for stuns Lahore Qalandars

Feb 12, 2016: Ravi Bopara followed an unbeaten 71 off 43 balls with figures of 6 for 16, the joint ninth-best bowling analysis in the history of T20s, to help Karachi Kings stun Lahore in Sharjah

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan Super League 2016

Peshawar survive Bopara onslaught for three-run win

Feb 11, 2016: West Indies' Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy held his nerve with the ball, conceding just nine runs off the final over to guide his team Peshawar Zalmi to a thrilling three-run victory against Karachi Kings in Sharjah

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Ten Doeschate, Bopara new Essex captains

Jan 29, 2016: Essex have completed their winter reshuffle of responsibilities at Chelmsford, with Ryan ten Doeschate appointed club captain and Ravi Bopara taking charge of the limited-overs sides

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sylhet Superstars v Dhaka Dynamites, BPL 2015-16, Mirpur

Siddique, Bopara fifties steer Sylhet home

Dec 9, 2015: Captain Shahid Afridi kept Sylhet Super Stars' qualification hopes alive by slamming two sixes in the last over of their contest against Dhaka Dynamites

The Report by Mohammad Isam

Comilla Victorians v Sylhet Superstars, BPL 2015-16, Chittagong

Bopara double act too much for Comilla

Nov 30, 2015: Ravi Bopara brought Sylhet Super Stars their first win of the BPL season, beating Comilla Victorians by four wickets with two balls to spare in a hard-fought contest

The Report by Mohammad Isam

BPL 2015-16

Single mistake costs Sylhet

Nov 26, 2015: Sylhet Superstars were left wondering what might have been, for the third time in four days

Mohammad Isam

Sylhet Superstars v Chittagong Vikings, BPL, Mirpur

BPL controversy over Bopara, Cobb NOCs

Nov 23, 2015: The BPL descended into farce on the second day, when the Sylhet-Chittagong match was delayed by more than an hour because the Sylhet franchise did not have NOCs for Ravi Bopara and Josh Cobb

Mohammad Isam at Mirpur

Essex v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 4th day

Bopara stars but Cook fails again

Sep 25, 2015: Alastair Cook was dismissed cheaply for the second time in the match as Essex and Lancashire settled for a draw at Chelmsford

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