Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 31 years 308 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 111 108 7 4606 160 45.60 6001 76.75 11 28 419 43 38 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 111 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 Middlesex at Chelmsford, Apr 19, 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
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
37 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 17 Aug 2018 T20
51 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 16 Aug 2018 T20
15 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 12 Aug 2018 T20
54 Essex v Glamorgan Cardiff 7 Aug 2018 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 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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