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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 37 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 77 75 3 2864 115 39.77 3801 75.34 6 19 263 19 24 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 77 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 Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's, Jul 27, 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
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
33, 10 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 29 Jun 2014 FC
35 Warwickshire v Derbyshire Derby 27 Jun 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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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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