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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 30 years 4 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 171 280 19 9462 233* 36.25 18677 50.66 19 48 1192 29 200 0
List A 100 97 6 3840 124 42.19 5134 74.79 8 25 353 27 36 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 171 17 204 128 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0 0
List A 100 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 79 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Jun 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford, Jun 16, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 19 Jun 2017 FC
23 Essex v Notts Chelmsford 16 Jun 2017 LA
73* Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns Great Tew 13 Jun 2017 Other T20
0 Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns Great Tew 13 Jun 2017 Other T20
30 Essex 2nd XI v Glouc 2nd XI Chelmsford 5 Jun 2017 Other T20
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
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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County Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Sep 12-15, 2011
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Sep 12-15, 2011
Durham won by 151 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Match drawn
Leics v Middlesex at Leicester - Sep 12-15, 2011
Middlesex won by 5 wickets
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 12-15, 2011
Sussex won by an innings and 5 runs
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Lancashire won by 8 wickets
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