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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 35 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 76 74 3 2818 115 39.69 3708 75.99 6 19 262 18 22 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 76 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 Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Aug 26, 2013 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
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
33, 10 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 29 Jun 2014 FC
35 Warwickshire v Derbyshire Derby 27 Jun 2014 T20
29, 5 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Birmingham 22 Jun 2014 FC
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
Group A: Derbyshire v Hampshire at Derby - Jul 26
Derbyshire won by 136 runs
Group B: Glamorgan v Middlesex at Cardiff - Jul 26
Glamorgan won by 7 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
Group A: Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Jul 26
Yorkshire 324/7 Lancashire 1/0 (0.3/50 ov)
Group A: Gloucs v Northants at Cheltenham
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Leics v Derbyshire at Leicester
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Somerset v Durham at Taunton
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Sussex v Notts at Horsham
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Worcs v Essex at Worcester
Jul 27, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton
Jul 27-31, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Surrey v Glamorgan at Guildford
Jul 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group A: Lancashire v Hampshire at Manchester
Jul 27, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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