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Eng v Ind live: England declare after rain, The Oval, day three, afternoon

Bopara’s key innings cut short Tea: Fourth Test, day three, The Oval Match score: England 591-6 dec (Bopara 44*, Prior 18*, Bell 235, Pietersen 175; Sreesanth 3-123) Full scorecard Session score:¬†Rain The sun came out at half past three after … Continue reading

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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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Morgan right choice, but what about Cardiff?

England have made exactly the right decision in selecting Eoin Morgan ahead of Ravi Bopara for the No 6 batting position in the opening Test against Sri Lanka. In my view the easier call would have been to pick Bopara, … 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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Bopara philosophical about early-season struggles

Ravi Bopara recently gave up a lucrative financial deal when declining an offer from Rajasthan Royals to play in the Indian Premier League, preferring to focus on scoring the runs for Essex that would bring him back into consideration to … Continue reading

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Foster welcomes Bopara as his vice-captain

James Foster had a newly-appointed lieutenant by his side when he led Essex into the season, with 25-year-old Ravi Bopara taking on the role of vice-captain. Foster said: “This is great news for the club. Ravi has played his cricket … 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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Grayson clear on benefits of Barbados trip

Essex jet off to Barbados tomorrow (March 14) where they will spend 12 days as they continue their pre-season training with coach Paul Grayson keen to ensure that his squad have the best possible preparation ahead of the 2011 season. … Continue reading

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