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Ravi Bopara

Key facts

Full Name: Ravinder Singh Bopara
Born: May 4 1985 , Newham, London
County: Essex
Other teams: England, England Lions, England Under-19, Dolphins, Kings XI Punjab, 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

Biography

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 the tou...

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