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Ravi Bopara

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
England, Auckland, Dolphins, Essex Cricket Board, England A, Essex, England XI, Gloucestershire, MCC, Punjab, England Under-19, D1, Sydney Sixers, Chittagong Kings, England Lions, Prime Bank Cricket Club
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
55
Bowling:
54
Batting:
42
Bowling:
63
Home country:
England
Born:
May 04, 1985, Forest Gate, London

Profile

A right-handed batsman of Indian-origin, Ravi Bopara takes an unusually long time to prove his mettle. A decisive stroke player with a penchant for the pull, Bopara had an impressive first-class career representing England in the U-19 World Cup.

Playing for Essex, Bopara, with future-England teammate Alastair Cook, impressed against the touring Aussies in a 2005 Ashes prep-match. An ODI call-up arrived in 2007 against the same opponent, where he played a bit-part role in a resounding English victory. Surprisingly, he was included in England’s World Cup squad in 2007 in the Caribbean, where, for large parts, as a lower-middle order batsman and a support-bowler, Bopara rarely stood-out. His most notable contribution was a near run-a-ball fifty in a close defeat against Sri Lanka.

It was against the Lankans in the same year that Bopara made his Test debut. After a paltry 42 in his first two innings, his next six innings saw a hat-trick of ducks followed by a hat-trick of centuries. Over the years, “Puppy” made regular ODI appearances with the odd Test cameo. In 2010, he played one of England’s seven T20 World Cup matches en route to lifting the trophy.
 


Fast Facts

  • Ravi Bopara is one of the rare England players to score a hat-trick of hundreds.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 13 19 575 1 31.94 52.89 3 0 143
ODI 102 94 2372 21 32.49 78.59 1 11 101*
T20 36 33 662 8 26.48 115.13 0 3 65*
IPL 15 14 386 1 29.69 115.91 0 3 84
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 13 10 434 290 1 1/39 / 290.00 4.00 0 0 0 8
ODI 102 61 1547 1232 34 4/38 / 36.23 4.77 1 0 0 40
T20 36 19 304 349 16 4/10 / 21.81 6.88 1 0 0 13
IPL 15 7 86 132 5 3/31 / 26.40 9.20 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 6 0 1
ODI 30 0 4
T20 6 0 1
IPL 5 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2012
 
ODI:
2007-2014
 
T20:
2008-2014
 
IPL:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
England Vs Sri Lanka at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy - Dec 01, 2007
Last played:
England Vs South Africa at The Oval, London - Jul 19, 2012
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 02, 2007
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 05, 2014
T20
Debut:
England Vs New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 13, 2008
Last played:
England Vs Netherlands at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Delhi at Newlands, Cape Town - Apr 19, 2009
Last played:
Punjab Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Apr 07, 2010
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