Injured KP's absence won't put pressure on me: Bopara

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Warwickshire (UK), July 28 (ANI): England's one drop batsman Ravi Bopara says that Kevin Pietersen's injury will not put him under extra pressure against Australia when the third Test gets underway from Thursday.

Bopara keeps the No 3 slot despite a top score of just 35 in the series so far.

"I've not felt bad once at the crease during this series. It is not like I've scratched around. I've felt like I've got off to good starts and then something has happened. But that's cricket. It's only two Tests and it wasn't long ago that I got three hundreds in a row," The Sun quoted Bopara, as saying.

"I don't feel any extra pressure to perform because KP is out. If anything, you want to take as much pressure off yourself and go out and perform to the best of your ability," he added. (ANI)

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