Ravi Bopara: New Essex deal for England all-rounder

Ravi Bopara
Bopara hit two County Championship centuries this year

Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara has signed a new one-year deal to remain at the club next season.

The 29-year-old England player has been in superb form with the bat this season averaging 44.64 in the County Championship, 52.12 in the T20 Blast and 40.40 in the One-Day Cup.

This week he was named in the England One-Day squad to tour Sri Lanka.

"I am absolutely delighted that Ravi has signed his new contract," said Essex head coach Paul Grayson.

"He has become one of the senior figures in our dressing room, and is a key component of our side in each form of the game.

"He has been with Essex for a long time, and it is great news for all our members and fans that he has signed his new deal."

Bopara made his first-class debut for Essex 12 years ago and has gone on to amass 20,980 runs in all formats for the club.

He also 13 Test caps, 108 one-day international appearances and 38 international T20 games to his name, and was recently named on the England and Wales Cricket Board's incremental contract list.