Ravinder Singh “Ravi” Bopara is an English cricketer who plays for Karachi Kings. In English county, he plays for Essex, originally a top-order batsman, his developing medium pace bowling has made him a vital all-rounder and he has the best bowling figures for England in a Twenty20 International. Bopara has also played for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League and Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.
A talented, wristy strokeplayer, capable of opening the innings or batting in the middle order, Ravi Bopara has been a regular member of the England set-up for several years without ever making himself indispensable. He made his first international half-century in his fourth innings, at the 2007 World Cup, but suffered a disastrous debut Test series in Sri Lanka later that year. Three consecutive hundreds against West Indies in early 2009 rebalanced his ledger, only for a difficult Ashes experience to again cost him his place, and he remained on the fringes of the Test side. His form in limited-overs cricket, where his medium-pace bowling is also a useful option, has been more consistent, with a series of increasingly mature displays under the ODI captaincy of his Essex team-mate Alastair Cook.