Essex star Ravi Bopara left out of England squad

10:14 13 May 2012

Ravi Bopara, England

Ravi Bopara, England

EMPICS Sport

The batsman picked up the injury against Kent

Essex star Ravi Bopara has been left out of the England squad as Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow was called up into the squad to face the West Indies in the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

The 26-year-old missed the Sri Lanka series though injury, despite being in the squad and the curse struck again during the last round of Championship games.

The batsman was forced off the field during Essex’s draw with Kent but had been in reasonable form this season, scoring 117 not out of his county’s first innings of 199 against Yorkshire.

Middlesex have two representatives in Andrew Strauss and Steven Finn, while Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen is also in the squad.

Alastair Cook is also in line to face the West Indies.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Nicole Kidman has praised husband Keith Urban for his support since the death of her father.

Read more

Potential female candidates are already being prepared for the upcoming diocese vacancies in Southwell, Nottingham, Gloucester and Oxford.

Read more

You might expect to find catacombs under the streets of Rome – but what about south London?

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

He’s bitey – but is he bitier than a zombie?

Erik Lamela’s ridiculous rabona goal last night inspired us to look for a few people who it didn’t go so well for.

The trouble sparked as police dispersed crowd’s in the city’s Grand Place.

With shirts as enticing as these, it’s amazing he managed to keep his Liverpool kit on as long as he did.

TOP STORIES