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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 73 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 133 221 16 7577 233* 36.96 14953 50.67 15 38 939 26 149 0
List A 83 81 5 3175 115 41.77 4191 75.75 7 20 286 22 29 0
Twenty20 63 61 9 1399 86* 26.90 1283 109.04 0 10 126 26 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 133 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 83 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Aug 15-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Aug 28, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
36 Warwickshire v Essex Chelmsford 28 Aug 2014 LA
30 Warwickshire v Lancashire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
23 Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
7 Warwickshire v Notts Nottingham 20 Aug 2014 LA
0, 117* Warwickshire v Somerset Taunton 15 Aug 2014 FC
39* Warwickshire v Glamorgan Swansea 14 Aug 2014 LA
92* Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 12 Aug 2014 LA
86* Warwickshire v Essex Chelmsford 2 Aug 2014 T20
26 Warwickshire v Durham Gosforth 31 Jul 2014 LA
111 Warwickshire v Sussex Birmingham 29 Jul 2014 LA
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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Aug 23, 2014

Varun Chopra kisses the NatWest Blast trophy, Birmingham v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston, August 23, 2014

Varun Chopra kisses the NatWest Blast trophy

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Aug 2, 2014

Varun Chopra continued his run of good form, Essex v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Chelmsford, August 2, 2014

Varun Chopra continued his run of good form

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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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 Worcs 221/6
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 196/7 Notts 188
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 48/0
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 Kent 205/4
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 Yorkshire 396/5
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 135/4
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 72/3 NZ A 211
1st T20I: Eng Women v SA Women at Chelmsford - Sep 1
Eng Women won by 9 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham
Sep 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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