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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 32 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 131 217 15 7375 233* 36.50 14522 50.78 14 37 914 25 146 0
List A 76 74 3 2818 115 39.69 3708 75.99 6 19 262 18 22 0
Twenty20 59 57 8 1188 75* 24.24 1131 105.03 0 8 109 19 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 131 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 76 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 13-15, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Aug 26, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
29, 5 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Birmingham 22 Jun 2014 FC
5 Warwickshire v Worcs Worcester 20 Jun 2014 T20
68* Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 19 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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Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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