Ravi Bopara worked his way through the youth ranks at Essex, before making his First XI debut in 2002. He recorded his maiden County Championship century in 2005, and that summer he also made 135 against Australia, alongside Alastair Cook (who made 214). England recognition came when he made his Limited Overs debut against Australia in February 2007, before going onto make his Test debut against Sri Lanka during that winter.

Ravi enjoyed a sparkling season on the domestic circuit in 2008, the highlight of which was 201 not out from 138 deliveries against Leicestershire in the Friends Provident Trophy quarter-final, the highest one-day score ever by an Essex player and he was also named Young Cricketer of the Year.

Ravi has played 13 Tests, 120 ODIs and 38 T20Is to date, and was part of the World Cup squad in 2015.

In 2016, Ravi was announced as the Limited Overs Captain for the Essex Eagles, before stepping down at the end of that season to allow Ryan ten Doeschate to take over in all formats. Bopara has continued to be an integral part of the side in all formats, while also representing teams in various T20 leagues around the world.

Date of Birth: 04/05/85
Squad No: 25
Debut 2002
Capped 2005
Role in Team: All-Rounder
Batting: Right-Hand
Bowling: Right-Arm Medium