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Out of form Bopara wants to be England's main man

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London, Sep 11 (ANI): Ravi Bopara, who has been struggling with his batting form, remains convinced that he will become an international star despite a desperate struggle against Australia.

He has already been dropped from England's Test team and is now in danger of relinquishing his place in the one-day team.

The Essex batsman was speaking up for England's under pressure one-day side after three miserable performances in the past week that have handed Australia a 3-0 lead in the NatWest Series.

According to The Sun, Bopara knows he has no alternative other than to fight and discover some form from somewhere, or to lose the series by a humiliating margin, perhaps even a dreaded 7-0 whitewash.

"I don't doubt my ability. It is just a case of getting my game in order. There is a lot to come from me yet. A big score can turn it round. I've made a few 40s and 50s but I want to go out and win games for England," Bopara said.

"I don't want to get scores that just do enough to give England a chance, I want to seal the win. I'm desperate to do that but not over-desperate because that's when things can go wrong.

"I want to be the main man for England. I would love to go out at Lord's on Saturday and smack the Aussies around. I still think we can pull this series out of the fire - England normally respond well when we are down," he added.

Since scoring three tons in three Test innings against West Indies earlier this year, Bopara has been struggling with the bat. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 15:25 [IST]
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