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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 41 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 132 219 15 7460 233* 36.56 14685 50.80 14 38 927 25 146 0
List A 79 77 3 3001 115 40.55 3984 75.32 7 19 270 20 27 0
Twenty20 60 58 8 1260 75* 25.20 1188 106.06 0 9 115 20 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 132 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 79 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham, Jul 21-24, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth, Jul 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26 Warwickshire v Durham Gosforth 31 Jul 2014 LA
111 Warwickshire v Sussex Birmingham 29 Jul 2014 LA
46 Warwickshire v Middlesex Lord's 27 Jul 2014 LA
72 Warwickshire v Leics Birmingham 25 Jul 2014 T20
81, 4 Warwickshire v Sussex Horsham 21 Jul 2014 FC
9 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Leeds 18 Jul 2014 T20
21 Warwickshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 13 Jul 2014 FC
74 Warwickshire v Worcs Birmingham 11 Jul 2014 T20
14 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 8 Jul 2014 T20
4 Warwickshire v Northants Northampton 3 Jul 2014 T20
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 U19. 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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May 12, 2014

Varun Chopra had his stumps demolished, Yorkshire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 2nd day, May 12, 2014

Varun Chopra had his stumps demolished

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Apr 28, 2014

Peter Siddle removed Varun Chopra in his first over and finished with three wickets, Nottinghamshire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Trent Bridge, April 28, 2014

Peter Siddle removed Varun Chopra in his first over and finished with three wickets

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Apr 23, 2014

Ateeq Javid and Varun Chopra head off after the umpires halted play due to bad light, Lancashire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 4th day, April 23, 2014

Ateeq Javid and Varun Chopra head off after the umpires halted play due to bad light

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st Quarter-Final: Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester
Aug 1, 2014 (18:30 local | 17:30 GMT | 13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT)
2nd Quarter-Final: Surrey v Worcs at The Oval
Aug 2, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
3rd Quarter-Final: Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford
Aug 2, 2014 (18:00 local | 17:00 GMT | 13:00 EDT | 12:00 CDT | 10:00 PDT)
4th Quarter-Final: Notts v Hampshire at Nottingham
Aug 3, 2014 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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