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Ravi Bopara has said that he has found it hard to forget the shot that he played in the Champions Trophy final against India a couple of months back.
Bopara was batting beautifully in that match and it seemed he would take England over the line easily. But, all of a sudden, he played a pull shot which went straight to the fielder at square leg and he had to return to the pavilion.
That proved to be the match turning moment as the English lower order couldn’t soak up the pressure and India managed to win the game.
When asked about that dismissal, Bopara said, “It’s quite tough to forget actually. When you suffer defeat after being in a good position and that too in the final of an ICC tournament, it doesn’t feel good at all.”
“I don’t think that was a bad shot. I had timed it pretty well, but, unfortunately, it went straight to the guy at square leg.”
“That’s how cricket goes. We didn’t have luck on our side that day.”
The upcoming ODI series against Australia is very important for Bopara. If he manages to perform consistently in that series, he might make it to the England squad that will take on Australia in the return Ashes down under.
When asked about his chances of being selected in the Ashes squad, Bopara said, “I want to play in the return Ashes series, but, I know it’s not easy to find a spot in the England test squad at the moment. The way selections have been made this summer, I think I have a lot to do to bring myself back into contention.”
“I am focussing on ODI cricket at this point of time. Hopefully, I will have a good series against Australia.”
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Ravi Bopara has said that he wants to cement his place in the England test side. Bopara is a regular member of the English team in the limited-overs versions of the game, but, he hasn’t been able to show consistency in test cricket. He has been considered as an ODI and T20 specialist and he doesn’t like that tag.
Bopara had made his test debut 6 years ago in 2007. Since then, he has managed to play only 13 test matches.
The last time that he had featured in white shirt for England was in a 3-match test series against South Africa last year. He didn’t have a good time against Dale Steyn & company in the first test match and after that, he decided to withdraw himself from the remaining couple of test matches because of personal reasons. Since then, he has been out of the test team.
Bopara’s form in the limited-overs formats had also deteriorated towards the end of last year and he had lost his place in the squad. But, with a couple of decent outings in county cricket, he got back into the side for the Champions Trophy and performed quite well in that tournament.
Talking to the reporters a week back, Bopara said, “I am not satisfied with how my career has gone so far. I want to be a regular in the England team in all formats of the game.”
“You can’t be a great cricketer without having success in test match cricket. I am desperate to be back in the test team. I am still in the reckoning and if I score heavily in domestic cricket, I am going to get my opportunities.”
Bopara has so far scored 575 runs in test cricket at an average of 31.94.
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