India v England 2011: Ravi Bopara aims to hit century in Edgbaston Test – Cricket News Update

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The classy English batsman, Ravi Bopara, has aimed to make his return to the side on a great note, disclosing his ambition to hit a century in the upcoming Test at Edgbaston.
After a span of two years, Bopara is coming back into the side as a substitute for, who picked up a shoulder injury while fielding in the Trent Bridge Test.
Although, England Lions’ captain, for the next game, the London-born batsman earned the final call.
Interestingly, Trott smashed a hundred on his debut when he was brought into the crew as Bopara’s replacement for the last Test of the 2009 Ashes series, which was eventually won by the Englishmen.
Recalling the incident, Bopara shared that as Trott’s replacement, his goal is to pay back the dept by lashing a ton in the third Test, beginning from Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
“When Trotty came in for me in the Ashes he got a hundred; now I'm coming in for him, I hope I can get a hundred," said Bopara.
So far in his Test career, the 26-year-old has reached three-figure-score on three occasions. Furthermore, he holds a phenomenal record of turning his good starts into big ones, as he scored a ton, every time he crossed half-century.
Bopara expressed great delight over being selected for the epic encounter against the World Champions, and said that he will not let the opportunity go in vain. Meanwhile, he showed excitement over playing against World’s No. 1 cricketing country which is
also the homeland of his ancestors.
"It feels good to play against whom I have admired for long. I want to hurry up on starts, play today rather than wait till Wednesday. I feel very happy to get the opportunity and can't wait. My family of course supports England," added the right-handed
batsman who rejected Indian Premier League (IPL) offer and preferred to play English domestic cricket earlier this year.



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