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Essex v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Chelmsford

All-round Bopara sinks Lancashire

Jul 27, 2015: Ravi Bopara turned in a superb all-round performance as Essex crushed Lancashire by seven wickets with 17 overs to spare in their Royal London Cup Group B match at Chelmsford.


'Bloody hell, I must be old'

Jul 3, 2015: England allrounder Ravi Bopara on being awarded a benefit year by Essex, his autographing ethics, and putting up with Jonathan Trott's velcro-heavy superstitions

Interview by Jack Wilson

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 2nd day

History repeats itself as Westley makes Australians toil

Jul 2, 2015: A decade after a young Alastair Cook smote the Australians to all parts of Chelmsford, another youthful Essex opener in Tom Westley did much the same

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford

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

Bopara, Napier shine to keep Essex alive

Jun 19, 2015: Essex got back on the winning trail to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the NatWest Twenty20 Blast, beating Glamorgan by 16 runs


Eng v NZ, 1st ODI, Edgbaston

England change tack with Bopara's home truths still fresh

Jun 8, 2015: England's determination to play a more adventurous brand of cricket in one-day cricket encourages captain Eoin Morgan to suggest they are finally on the right track

George Dobell

Surrey v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, The Oval

Bopara at cocksure best lifts Essex

Jun 5, 2015: Ravi Bopara might well never play for England again. The selectors give the impression that, after 171 international games across all forms of the game, they have moved on. But at The Oval, Bopara was in no mood to make that decision easy.

Tim Wigmore at The Oval

Glamorgan v Essex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Cardiff

Bopara gets Essex campaign on track

May 22, 2015: The aggressive bowling of Shaun Tait and the batting of Ravi Bopara combined for Essex to ease them to their first T20 win of the season against Glamorgan


IPL 2015

Bopara hindered by lack of consistent role

Apr 24, 2015: England and Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder Ravi Bopara has said his up-and-down career was largely a consequence of never having a definite role in any team

Arun Venugopal

Hendrix, De Niro, Monroe and, er, Beckham?

Apr 9, 2015: The editor of The Cricketers' Who's Who 2015 picks his five favourite fantasy slip cordons from the book

Daniel Brigham

England news

England must 'stop being so English' - Bopara

Mar 25, 2015: Ravi Bopara has claimed "the culture of English cricket" must change if the international side is to enjoy success in global limited-overs events

George Dobell

Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Chris Taylor, Fielding coach and sub fielder

Mar 13, 2015: Plays of the day from the Group A match between Afghanistan and England in Sydney

George Dobell at the SCG

England news

Full IPL window for Morgan, Bopara

Feb 16, 2015: Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara will be available for the duration of the IPL, which runs from April 8 until May 24, after the ECB decided to allow them the maximum window of availability

Alan Gardner

IPL 2015 auction

Pietersen catches up with some England buddies

Feb 16, 2015: Kevin Pietersen is heading to Hyderabad in IPL 2015 with former England teammates Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara in close pursuit

David Hopps

World Cup 2015

Australia pokes fun at England suckers

Feb 12, 2015: England's recent ODI record in Australia leaves little room for optimism but a new team, encouraged to play with freedom, is desperate to perform well on the biggest stage of all

George Dobell in Melbourne

World Cup 2015 news

Bopara set to retain England spot

Feb 3, 2015: England are likely to stick with the same XI that took them to the final of the Carlton Mid tri-series when their World Cup campaign begins

George Dobell

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series final, Perth

Bopara's role causing England problems

Feb 1, 2015: The scoreline in the final may not suggest it, but England have made progress in Australia. However, their death bowling and Ravi Bopara's role at No. 6 remain significant concerns ahead of the World Cup

George Dobell at the WACA

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Savvy Bopara concentrates on team culture

Nov 29, 2014: Ravi Bopara agreed there hasn't much gone right with England in Sri Lanka, but he and the team are concentrating on building a positive environment and lent support to embattled captain Alastair Cook

Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Colombo

England's World Cup plans in a spin

Nov 29, 2014: Given the traumatic events of this week a one-day defeat is really not important at all so this match has to be analysed in a different light but will have to admit how poorly they performed

Alan Gardner in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka canter to 2-0 series lead

Nov 29, 2014: England presented Sri Lanka with the sort of run chase that Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene could have supervised in their sleep.

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps
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