Ravi Bopara

  • Vaughan accuses Cook of dropping players better than him September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him. Vaughan said Cook was dropping players like allrounder Ravi Bopara, who are better than him in...
  • Alastair Cook grateful for England support May 8, 2014

    Alastair Cook said on Thursday that the backing of his colleagues and team management had persuaded him to continue as England captain after he questioned his own position following a wretched Ashes series. Cook found himself under the spotlight after England's recent 50 thrashing in Australia, a campaign where the opening...
  • England ready for Malinga and Mendis threat, says Bopara March 26, 2014

    Dhaka: England's batsmen are adequately prepared for the challenge of facing maverick Sri Lankan bowlers Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis in Thursday's vital World Twenty20 match, all-rounder Ravi Bopara said on Wednesday. England were unfortunate to lose to New Zealand om the Duckworth-Lewis scoting method in Saturday's rain-ruined super 10 match...
  • Sammy, Samuels, and Bopara fined for altercation March 11, 2014

    Bridgetown: West Indies captain Darren Sammy is one of three players fined by the International Cricket Council, following an altercation during Sunday's first Twenty20 International against England. Sammy, along with teammate Marlon Samuels and England's Ravi Bopara, were slapped with level one breach of the ICC Code of Conduct, after being...
  • 2nd ODI: Ravi Bopara steers England to 3-wicket win over West Indies March 3, 2014

    Antigua: Ravi Bopara hit an unbeaten 38 and shared a match-winning stand with captain Stuart Broad to lead England to a tense three-wicket victory over the West Indies in their second one-day international on Sunday. The pair added an unbroken 58 off 80 balls - the highest partnership of the match...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 January 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing XI:...
  • Bopara backs Alastair Cook as England captain January 21, 2014

    Perth: Allrounder Ravi Bopara says Alastair Cook is still the best man to captain England and still has the full support of the dressing room. Cook indicated after the third oneday international on Sunday, in which Australia took an unassailable 30 lead in the fivematch series, that he would consider stepping...
  • Ravi Bopara was under ICC matchfixing scanner, claims report October 26, 2013

    London: England's Indianorigin cricketer Ravi Bopara was investigated by the International Cricket Council's AntiCorruption and Security Unit after an inquiry into this year's Bangladesh Premier League. The England and Essex batsman was almost suspended for an alleged failure to supply various documents in time, The Times newspaper reported here Saturday. Bopara, who...
  • 5th ODI: Australia thrash England by 49 runs, clinch series 2-1 September 17, 2013

    Shane Watson's century saw Australia to a 49-run win over England in the fifth one-day international at Southampton on Monday as their lengthy tour ended with a 2-1 series victory. Watson, involved throughout in a trip that saw Australia arrive in Britain in May before their early Champions Trophy exit was...
  • Morgan, Bopara take England to a comfortable victory September 3, 2013

    Dublin: Ravi Bopara and Eion Morgan both hit centuries Tuesday to steer a young and inexperienced England team to a six-wicket victory against Ireland in a one-day international. England finished with 274-4 having been set a target of 269 by the Irish, with captain William Porterfield scoring 112 for Ireland. After...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, 2nd T20 August 31, 2013

    Click here for the live updates of this match between England and Australia in Chester-le-Street. Toss and team news: Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl as they make one change by replacing Josh Hazlewood with Nathan Coulter-Nile. On the other hand, England are unchanged. Teams: England: 1 Michael Lumb, 2...
  • NZ win series after 2nd T20 gets abandoned due to rain June 28, 2013

    CLICK HERE for live updates from the second T20 between England and New Zealand being played at the Kennington Oval, London. England go into the second Twenty20 against New Zealand of the twomatch series with the hope of leveling the series. The hosts didn't do that bad either in the first...
  • McCullum hails Rutherford after T20 win over England June 26, 2013

    London: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised Hamish Rutherford for an "outstanding" innings as the Black Caps beat England by just five runs to win the first Twenty20 international at The Oval on Tuesday. McCullum may have topscored with 68 but it was lefthanded opener Rutherford's dashing 62 that caught...
  • New Zealand beat England by 5 runs in first T20 June 26, 2013

    London: Brilliant halfcenturies by Hamish Rutherford and Brendon McCullum set New Zealand on their way to a fiverun victory over England on Tuesday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at The Oval. Rutherford (62 off 35 balls) and McCullum (68) put on a secondwicket stand of 114 to help the...
  • Indian players thank fans over Twitter June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: Overwhelmed by the support from the Indian fans at the Champions Trophy, newly crowned winners thanked the large crowd turning up for the final encounter against hosts at Birmingham. "Yehhhhhhhhh boyyyy.. Champion love the support in England .. Thanks to every one.. Enjoy the win guys..," Suresh Raina tweeted. India won...
  • India lift Champions Trophy after England choke in 20over final June 24, 2013

    On a bizarre Sunday in wet Birmingham, India's skills in the Twenty20 format trumped England's as they kept their bearings in a 20oversaside shootout to lay their hands on the 50over Champions Trophy. A long and frustrating day ended with India triumphing in brilliant scenes after England collapsed in pursuit...
  • Sangakkara hits ton as Sri Lanka beat England to stay in semis hunt June 14, 2013

    London: Kumar Sangakkara smashed an unbeaten 134 off 135 balls as Sri Lanka stunned England by seven wickets in a highscoring thriller on Thursday to stay afloat in the Champions Trophy. The Islanders, chasing England's seemingly impregnable 293 for 7, launched a spirited chase in the daynight game at the...
  • Bell, Bopara shine in England's big win over Australia June 9, 2013

    Edgbaston: England landed an early psychological blow on Australia ahead of the Ashes series, beating their fierce rivals by 48 runs in their opening match of the Champions Trophy on Saturday. Opener Ian Bell hit a patient 91 to help steer England to 269 for 6, a target that appeared...
  • Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah under ICC scanner for fixing May 31, 2013

    London: More than 20 English county cricketers and two umpires are being questioned by anticorruption detectives as part of the ICC's matchfixing investigation. The ICC is speaking to players who were involved in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which featured cricketers from around the world. Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Kabir Ali,...
  • Swann, Bresnan back after injury for England in Champions Trophy May 3, 2013

    London: Offspinner Graeme Swann has been called up by England for next month's Champions Trophy after making his recovery from an elbow injury that ruled him out of the recent tour of New Zealand. Pacer Tim Bresnan is also in the 15man squad following his comeback from a similar injury, with...
  • Chittagong Kings pip Duronto Rajshahi to enter semifinal February 16, 2013

    Mirpur: Chittagong Kings pipped Duronto Rajshahi by four wickets on Saturday to set up a semifinal clash with Sylhet Royals. Mukhtar Ali, skipper of Duronto Rajshahi, won the toss and opted to bat but Taskin Ahmed bowled with demonic precision to chalk up three wickets to reduce Duronto Rajshahi...
  • Pick Wright over Bopara, urges Hussain September 11, 2012

    London: Nasser Hussain has urged Englands management to play Luke Wright in next weeks ICC World Twenty20 ahead of Ravi Bopara, whose recent efforts in all forms of the game since midJuly now read 0, 1, 3, 2, 16, 0, 6, 0 and 6. Bopara, 27, returned to Englands limitedovers set...
  • England stars want Pietersen return September 3, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen has been given hope of a return from international exile after two England stars claimed the controversial batsman would be welcomed back into the squad. Pietersen was dropped by England after falling out with captain Andrew Strauss and his teammates following a series of behind the scenes...
  • James Taylor called up for second Test July 29, 2012

    London: Uncapped Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor has earned his maiden callup to Englands Test squad, after it was announced that Ravi Bopara will miss the second Test against South Africa this week for personal reasons. Bopara had been recalled to the Test setup for the first Test at The Oval,...
  • 1st Test, Eng vs SA, Day 5: As it happened July 23, 2012

    London: South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs to go 10 up in the threematch Test series. With another fivefor to his credit, Dale Steyn turned out to be the chief destroyer in Englands second innings. The fast bowler picked up 5 for 56 to have the match...
  • Bopara recalled for first SA Test, Bairstow out July 15, 2012

    London: Batsman Ravi Bopara has replaced Jonny Bairstow in the England squad for the first Test against South Africa starting on Thursday. Inexperienced Bairstow struggled at number six in the threeTest home series victory against West Indies in May and June with the short ball especially causing him problems. Bopara, who can...
  • Bopara hails 'best' England ODI team July 2, 2012

    London: Ravi Bopara reckons both he and England are playing the best oneday international (ODI) cricket of his career. The Essex allrounder made an impressive 82 as England beat Australia by six wickets with more than four overs to spare at The Oval on Sunday to go 20 up in...