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Ravi Bopara

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Full Name: Ravinder Singh Bopara
Born: May 4 1985 , Newham, London
Country: England
County: Essex
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19, MCC
Test debut: Sri Lanka v England, Kandy, Dec 1-5 2007
ODI debut: Australia v England, Sydney, Feb 2 2007
T20 debut: England v New Zealand, Old Trafford, June 13 2008
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


An elegant strokemaker, much has been expected of Bopara since he broke into Essex’s first team at the age of 17 in 2002. At his best, he is a dismissive presence at the crease, boasting a deft touch and a wide array of strokes. His medium-pace bowling has also proven effective at domestic and international level, particularly in the limited-overs formats, yet his career on the grandest stage has been blighted by inconsistency. A member of England’s squad for the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, Bopara scored his first County Championship hundred - as well as a century against ...

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