Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 29 years 329 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 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 151 249 29 9201 229 41.82 17488 52.61 25 34 82 0
List A 281 262 49 8416 201* 39.51 13 50 86 0
Twenty20 179 166 31 3605 105* 26.70 3038 118.66 1 17 308 92 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 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 151 10546 6583 160 5/75 41.14 3.74 65.9 3 1 0
List A 281 6361 5532 200 5/63 5/63 27.66 5.21 31.8 5 1 0
Twenty20 179 130 2283 2873 108 4/10 4/10 26.60 7.55 21.1 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 Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 23-25, 2014 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 England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/31 England v Afghanistan Sydney 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3635
11, 0/14 England v Pakistan Sydney 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/33 England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
33 England v Australia Perth 1 Feb 2015 ODI # 3597
4 England v India Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
7, 0/11 England v Australia Hobart 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3589
- England v India Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
13, 0/13 England v Australia Sydney 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3578
1*, 0/53 England XI v PM's XI Canberra 14 Jan 2015 Other OD
56* England XI v Act Inv XI Canberra 12 Jan 2015 Other OD
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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Mar 25, 2015

Ravi Bopara speaking at a Chance to Shine event launch, The Oval, March 25, 2015

Ravi Bopara speaking at a Chance to Shine event launch

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Mar 13, 2015

Ravi Bopara takes a diving catch to dismiss Shafiqullah,  Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney, March 13, 2015

Ravi Bopara takes a diving catch to dismiss Shafiqullah

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Mar 13, 2015

Ravi Bopara is congratulated on striking after the rain break, Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney, March 13, 2015

Ravi Bopara is congratulated on striking after the rain break

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Notes

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

Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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