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Ravi & His Team Essex’s Preparations

July 21, 2018


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The Eagles were on a short trip to London on Thursday for a meeting with Surrey at the Kia Oval prior to commencement of Glamorgan on Friday. With just one victory and defeat from the opening 2 matches, Ravi Bopara the all rounder is interested for the Eagles to put a victorious run of form. Bopara said that it’s been a mix of fortunes till now and he is not too happy with the team’s performance when they lost to Sussex Sharks. However, the best part was that they placed their first victory on the board as they defeated Middlesex last week. Bopara was a bit convinced with their recent performance.

Bopara said his main objective of the stage is reached the knockout stages by coming on top of the group. With a few victories and a couple of more will certainly yield positive results. The prime mission is to quality for the next stage. Bopara, who made 38 T20 international appearances feel that the Eagles have a few champions in the bowling attack in form of spinners and they are none other than Adam Zampa and Simon Harmer. Spinners across the country play a vital role in competitions this season and it doesn’t surprise the all-rounder considering the hot weather they have had. In his experience, the big part is played by spinners in T20 and hence the team has a big advantage as they have two top performers. Irrespective of where you play, the spinners are the crucial part of the game and will continue taking wickets.
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Ravi Bopara – The All Rounder

December 3, 2014

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The England captain Alastair Cook gave Ravi Bopara only 4 overs in the first ODI against Sri Lanka which was surprising for everyone.

If England is looking at Bopara as the all rounder who would fulfil the 5th bowler’s quota in the World Cup, then, he must be given as much bowling practice as possible in the matches ahead of the showpiece tournament.

The 4 overs that Bopara got in Colombo, he was pretty economical in that. He gave away only 15 runs, but, despite that, he was not given the ball in the slog overs when the other bowlers were disappearing all around the park.

Bopara has shown time and again how effective he is with the ball. No one can forget that Champions Trophy final which he had almost turned in England’s favour by dismissing three gun Indian batsmen in the middle part of the innings.

And, in Australian where the ball tends to reach the batsman a tad quicker, Bopara with his lower trajectory can be real handy.

But, a captain’s confidence is what he needs. Cook has to be courageous enough to toss the ball to him when the whips are cracking.

Bopara is one of those blokes in that England team who are very tough. He has been left out of the team quite often recently, sometimes, without any solid reason, but, he has dealt with all that very maturely.

Now, finally, the selectors seem to have decided that the Essex man would be there in the World Cup and would be filling that all rounder’s spot. So, it’s important he gets backed by his captain too.

In domestic List ‘A’ cricket, Bopara averages 26 with the ball which is quite good. He has taken 190 wickets in 253 matches there.

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