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

Mirand is ending – but will she be tripping off into the sunset with Gary?

Read more

Mobile phone footage could hold crucial evidence about what happened.

Read more

The video games industry will hand out some of its biggest awards on Friday night in 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.

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.

Cakes can be quite creepy when they’re of people’s faces and this one is no different.

Once a year for the last few years an NFL team has been coming to play in London. This year is the Atlanta Falcons’ turn, but they have a small problem. They don’t know where London is. Worst graphic ever? 1) It's two planes to London. 2) That's not even London. 3) Just look at […]

TOP STORIES