Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 31 years 82 days

Major teams England, Auckland, Chittagong Kings, Dolphins, England Lions, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex Cricket Board, Gloucestershire, Karachi Kings, 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 176 290 32 10583 229 41.01 20379 51.93 26 44 92 0
List A 294 274 53 8834 201* 39.97 14 52 93 0
Twenty20 230 214 41 4796 105* 27.72 4001 119.87 1 26 386 133 71 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 176 12881 7863 216 5/49 36.40 3.66 59.6 4 3 0
List A 294 6925 6076 218 5/63 5/63 27.87 5.26 31.7 6 1 0
Twenty20 230 178 3208 3911 164 6/16 6/16 23.84 7.31 19.5 2 1 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 Gloucestershire v Essex at Cheltenham, Jul 13-16, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2002
Last List A Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Jul 24, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Surrey v Essex at East Molesey, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kent v Essex at Canterbury, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/33, 10 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 24 Jul 2016 LA
51*, 1/35 Essex v Kent Canterbury 22 Jul 2016 T20
2/32, 32 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 21 Jul 2016 T20
1/38, 8 Essex v Gloucs Cheltenham 17 Jul 2016 T20
0/24, 0, 2/41, 3 Essex v Gloucs Cheltenham 13 Jul 2016 FC
17, 1/26 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 8 Jul 2016 T20
2/42, 94, 3/58 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 3 Jul 2016 FC
81*, 0/29 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 1 Jul 2016 T20
0/10, 36* Essex v Surrey The Oval 25 Jun 2016 T20
2/15, 0 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 24 Jun 2016 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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Jun 16, 2016

Ravi Bopara has begun to escape a slump in form, Essex v Gloucestershire, NatWest Blast, Chelmsford, June 16, 2016

Ravi Bopara has begun to escape a slump in form

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Jun 15, 2016

Ravi Bopara made his first significant score since taking the captaincy, Essex v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, Chelmsford, June 15, 2016

Ravi Bopara made his first significant score since taking the captaincy

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May 2, 2016

Ravi Bopara was 48 not out at the close, Worcestershire v Essex, County Championship, Division Two, New Road, 2nd day, May 2, 2016

Ravi Bopara was 48 not out at the close

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Notes

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

Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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