Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 31 years 336 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 187 307 20 10033 233* 34.95 19735 50.83 20 50 1268 36 221 0
List A 114 111 7 4789 160 46.04 6218 77.01 12 28 435 45 41 0
T20s 106 103 12 2781 116 30.56 2324 119.66 2 20 243 78 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 187 17 204 128 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0 0
List A 114 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20s 106 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Cambridge MCCU v Essex at Cambridge, Mar 26-28, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Essex v Kent at Chelmsford, Aug 17, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
51, 100* Essex 2nd XI v Glouc 2nd XI Billericay 14 May 2019 Other
156 Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 7 May 2019 LA
2 Essex v Kent Beckenham 5 May 2019 LA
25 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 30 Apr 2019 LA
127 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 19 Apr 2019 LA
111 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 17 Apr 2019 LA
29, 27 Essex v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 26 Mar 2019 FC
3, 5 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 4 Sep 2018 FC
61 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 29 Aug 2018 FC
16, 24 Essex v Somerset Taunton 19 Aug 2018 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 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 for the Under-19s ahead of the 2006 World Cup did little to dim his promise.

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Apr 17, 2019

Varun Chopra acknowledges his hundred, Glamorgan v Essex, Royal London Cup, South Group, Cardiff, April 17, 2019

Varun Chopra acknowledges his hundred

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Apr 17, 2019

Varun Chopra latches on to a pull, Glamorgan v Essex, Royal London Cup, South Group, Cardiff, April 17, 2019

Varun Chopra latches on to a pull

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Sep 13, 2017

Varun Chopra made 98 against his old county, Warwickshire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Edgbaston, September 13, 2017

Varun Chopra made 98 against his old county

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