Ravi Bopara      

Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara

Born May 4, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Current age 29 years 301 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 119 109 21 2695 101* 30.62 3462 77.84 1 14 204 34 34 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 280 262 49 8416 201* 39.51 13 50 85 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 119 73 1812 1492 38 4/38 4/38 39.26 4.94 47.6 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 280 6313 5501 198 5/63 5/63 27.78 5.22 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 Australia v England at Perth, Feb 1, 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 Australia v England at Perth, Feb 1, 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
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
0/19, 13 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
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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Feb 19, 2015

Ravi Bopara bats at England practice, Wellington, February 19, 2015

Ravi Bopara bats at England practice

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Feb 11, 2015

Ravi Bopara missed a drive and was bowled by Yasir Shah for 11, England v Pakistan, World Cup warm-up, Sydney, February 11, 2015

Ravi Bopara missed a drive and was bowled by Yasir Shah for 11

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Feb 7, 2015

The England players enjoy some free time, Sydney, February 7, 2015

The England players enjoy some free time

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Notes

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

Tour Results
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo - Nov 1-5, 2011
New Zealand won by 34 runs
Zimbabwe A v N Zealanders at Bulawayo - Oct 28-29, 2011
Match drawn
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo - Oct 25, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare - Oct 22, 2011
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare - Oct 20, 2011
New Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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