Bopara signs with Sydney Sixers

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“The Sixers are famous throughout the cricketing world and I’m privileged to have the opportunity to represent them”

England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has agreed to sign with the Sydney Sixers for the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) tournament, which gets underway on December 20.

Bopara, who is currently playing in the Dhaka Premier Division, will team up with fellow England batsman Michael Lumb when representing the Sixers.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Sydney Sixers for the first half of the Big Bash,” Bopara said. “The Sixers are famous throughout the cricketing world and I’m privileged to have the opportunity to represent them.

“The team is full of absolutely fantastic talent and I’m looking forward to catching up and playing alongside them when we meet up next month.”

Bopara has scored 2,850 Twenty20 runs at an average of 24.15 and a strike rate of 113.50, while also taking 88 wickets at an impressive average of 25.13.

“Ravi fills a great role for us at the Sixers, as an all-rounder with excellent strokeplay and medium-pace bowling,” Sixers general manager, Dominic Remond, said. “He has played at the highest level of international cricket and will bring great experience to our team.”

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