Category Archives: Ravi Bopara

Eng v Ind live: England head towards 600, The Oval, day three, morning

Bopara given the platform after Bell double hundred Lunch: Fourth Test, day three, The Oval Match score: England 591-6 (Bopara 44*, Prior 18*, Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) Full scorecard Session score: England 134-3 England win Shanthakumaran Sreesanth hails from Kerala … Continue reading

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Bopara: Essex opportunities brought return to form

Ravi Bopara believes England’s management did him a favour by allowing him to return to play for Essex during the recent one-day international series against Sri Lanka – despite not picking him for the NatWest matches themselves. His motorway mileage … Continue reading

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John Emburey: Pietersen must stretch himself to secure Test spot

Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan and James Hildreth are going head-to-head this week for the right to succeed Paul Collingwood in the England Test side. All three are playing for the England Lions in a four-day game against Sri Lanka at … Continue reading

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Runs on the board step up Bopara’s Test case

Ravi Bopara’s dramatic return to form during the past week has given the man who wants to replace Paul Collingwood in England’s Test side the perfect early birthday present. Bopara is up against the likes of Eoin Morgan, James Taylor, … Continue reading

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Why Eoin Morgan should be England ODI captain: Daniel Brigham

There are two assumptions doing the rounds at the moment. The first is that Eoin Morgan will take Paul Collingwood’s place in the Test side. The other is the imminent resignation of Andrew Strauss from the one-day captaincy. The first … Continue reading

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Bopara: why Test return means everything

Ravi Bopara will have only one thing on his mind when the County Championship season starts on April 8 and that is to win back his England Test place. “My aim is to start the season by getting a lot … Continue reading

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England’s surprise batting order: Lawrence Booth

A kind of delirium appears to have descended on England. Like the sole survivor of a plane crash, they may just be beginning to believe in their own invulnerability – which, in the absence of a discernible strategy and with … Continue reading

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How England have saved the World Cup

For a country that doesn’t like 50-over cricket, England are doing a great job of keeping the format alive. Their 18-run win over West Indies with 32 balls to go sounds tame by their standards in this tournament but it … Continue reading

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Bopara puts full focus on winning Test place

One of the most surprising aspects of the recent Indian Premier League auction was the failure of Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara to win a contract for the competition although two of his county colleagues, Ryan ten Doeschate and newcomer Owais … Continue reading

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Grayson hails significance of Bopara signing

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara has finally penned a deal that commits the stylish right-hander to another two years with the county. Negotiations to conclude a deal had become somewhat protracted although Essex first team coach Paul Grayson admitted he always … Continue reading

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