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Ravi Bopara
Personal information
Full name Ravinder Singh Bopara
Born 4 May 1985 (1985-05-04) (age 32)
Finglas Dublin, Ireland
Nickname Ravi, Puppy
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side England
Test debut (cap 637) 1 December 2007 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 19 July 2012 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 202) 2 February 2007 v Australia
Last ODI 26 January 2014 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 10 (previously 42)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–present Essex
2006–2008 MCC
2009–2010 Kings XI Punjab
2009–2010 Auckland Aces
2010/2013-present Dolphins
2012 (One Match) Gloucestershire
2013-present Chittagong Kings
2013-present Sydney Sixers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 13 102 138 253
Runs scored 575 2,372 8,338 7,684
Batting average 31.94 32.49 41.48 40.87
100s/50s 3/0 1/11 23/32 12/43
Top score 143 101* 229 201*
Balls bowled 434 1,547 9,976 5,820
Wickets 1 34 150 190
Bowling average 290.00 36.23 41.75 26.60
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/39 4/38 5/75 5/63
Catches/stumpings 6/– 30/– 80/– 81/–
Source: CricketArchive, 23 March 2014

Ravinder Singh "Ravi" Bopara (4 May 1985) is an English cricketer who plays for Essex and England. Originally a top-order batsman, his developing medium pace bowling is making him a vital all-rounder and he has the best bowling figures for England in a Twenty20 International. Bopara has also played for the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

Bopara was first called up to the England One Day International team in 2007, before a difficult Test debut in Sri Lanka saw him dropped in early 2008 after a string of three ducks. He regained his place for a Test against the West Indies in the winter of 2008-09; on his return to the side, Bopara became the fifth batsman to score three consecutive Test centuries for England. Despite this success, during the 2009 Ashes Bopara again struggled and was dropped for the final Test of the series.

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