Ravi Bopara Biography
The full name of Ravi Bopara is Ravinder Singh Bopara. He was born on 4th May in the year 1985 in Forest Gate which is situated in Newham, London. He has an Indian origin. After Monty Panesar, Ravi is the second Sikh who is playing for the England cricket team. He joined the cricket as a batsman. Ravi is a top order batsman. But, nowadays, along with his batting skills he has developed the bowling skill which is helping to develop him into a professional all-rounder. He bowls medium pace and fulfils the need of a par time bowler.
In the year 2007, he was introduced to the England cricket team. But for certain reasons he was dropped form the team in later season. The main his of his dropping out was his bad form. He made ducks in consecutive three matches. After that the team authority decided to drop Ravi Bopara from the team. In the year 2008, Ravi got a call in the Test Match Team of England. This particular series was against Sri Lanka and was a very tough one. In this particular tournament Ravi made his debut in the test matches. In the season of 2008 and 2009, he was constant in the test squad of England. During the test series between England and West Indies, Ravi scored his first test century. In this particular innings he was sent 2nd down by the coach. This particular test series went very well for Ravi. He scored two centuries in this particular series against West Indies and his 2nd down place remained constant. His name got included in the 2009 Ashes Preliminary squad.
In Indian Premier League, Ravi Bopara was included in the Kings XI Punjab team. In the IPL season of 2011, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevil team authority as replacement of Paul Collingwood. During The IPL auction, he was left not bought by any team. But as the season started, Collingwood suffered a bad injury and then the authority decided to buy this player. The Delhi Daredevil team authority bought Ravi for 100,000 pounds. During the early days of his cricket career, Ravi was not so regular in the playing eleven squad of the England. His place in the England squad became constant after Paul Collingwood took retirement from the Test Match squad of the England Cricket Team.
In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Ravi Bopara was initially dropped out of the team. But as Morgan suffered injury, Ravi called in the squad. In the opening match of England which was against Netherlands, Ravi played a winning innings of 30 out of 20 balls. But in the next two matches, which were played against Ireland and India, he was again dropped from the playing eleven squad. The main reason of his dropping out was not his form. The team authority decided to play a spinner in his place. In the very next match which England played against South Africa; Ravi Bopara was again included in the playing eleven. In this particular match, when he came to crease, the condition of England was very bad. From a score of 15 for 3, he made a partnership of 90 by getting support from Trott. In this match he was declared the man of the match.