Ravi Bopara will play for Dolphins in the upcoming domestic T20 tournament in South Africa. The chief executive officer of KwaZulu Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU), Jesse Chellan, gave this information to the reporters yesterday.
However, the English all rounder might have to miss a few starting matches as he is currently in Bangladesh playing for Chittagong Kings in the BPL and he will be able to join Dolphins only after the end of his commitments with the Kings.
The domestic T20 competition in South Africa will begin on 15th of February and will finish on 7th of April.
Bopara had featured for Dolphins in the 2010-11 season as well and had performed brilliantly for them in the 40-overs tournament. He had scored 336 runs with an average of 42. He had also taken 15 wickets with an average of almost 21.
When asked if he is excited about playing for Dolphins again, Bopara said, “Yes, I am pretty excited about it. I had enjoyed a lot when I played for them a couple of years ago. The standard of cricket in South Africa is really high. The pitches over there are also of high quality. So, it will be another enjoyable experience for me.”
“My performance was really well when I had featured for Dolphins last time around. Hopefully, I would again have a great tournament.”
Bopara is currently not playing for the England team in any format of the game. Last time that he had played for England was against Sri Lanka in World T20 Championship in September last year.
Bopara’s recent form hasn’t been that good. In the BPL, he has played 7 matches for Chittagong Kings so far, but, he has managed to score just 101 runs.