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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 29 years 340 days

Major teams England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Warwickshire

Nickname Tidz

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Height 6 ft 1 in

Education Ilford County HS

Varun Chopra
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 170 279 19 9448 233* 36.33 18635 50.70 19 48 1191 29 198 0
List A 99 96 6 3817 124 42.41 5094 74.93 8 25 351 26 36 0
Twenty20 79 77 10 1824 97* 27.22 1649 110.61 0 14 168 35 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 170 17 204 128 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0 0
List A 99 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 79 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Lancashire at Chelmsford, Apr 7-10, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Kent v Essex at Canterbury, May 17, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
83 Essex v Kent Canterbury 17 May 2017 LA
11 Essex v Somerset Taunton 14 May 2017 LA
23 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 12 May 2017 LA
2 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 10 May 2017 LA
124 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 7 May 2017 LA
41 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 4 May 2017 LA
1 Essex v Surrey The Oval 2 May 2017 LA
26 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 30 Apr 2017 LA
109* Essex 2nd XI v Middx 2nd XI Radlett 26 Apr 2017 Other OD
11 Essex 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Billericay 24 Apr 2017 Other OD
Profile

By the time he scored a century on Championship debut in 2006, Varun Chopra had long been viewed as an opening batsman with a bright future. Only one man, Steven Peters, had scored a Championship century for Essex younger than Chopra's 18-years and 338 days, while he had also impressed as captain of England Under-19. He led England to a series whitewash over Sri Lanka in 2005 and was hailed by Graham Gooch as "a smart lad who works hard at his game and has a natural eye for a ball." Even an 11-0 defeat in Bangladesh did little to dim his promise.

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Apr 26, 2016

Varun Chopra helped lead a strong response, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day, April 26, 2015

Varun Chopra helped lead a strong response

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Apr 25, 2016

Warwickshire's slip cordon feels the chill, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 2nd day, April 25, 2015

Warwickshire's slip cordon feels the chill

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Sep 23, 2015

Varun Chopra struck a half-century, Somerset v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, September 23, 2015

Varun Chopra struck a half-century

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 154/1 (45 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 334/7 (96 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 (94 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 316/8 (96 ov)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 Worcs 108/2 (31 ov)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 357/5 (96 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 Somerset 157/5 (44 ov)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton
May 27, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Yorkshire v Sth Africa A at Leeds
May 27, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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