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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 28 years 14 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 144 237 17 8215 233* 37.34 16224 50.63 18 40 1021 26 161 0
List A 85 83 5 3289 115 42.16 4395 74.83 7 22 294 22 30 0
Twenty20 73 71 9 1637 86* 26.40 1493 109.64 0 12 151 29 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 144 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 85 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's, Sep 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Warwickshire at Leicester, Jul 4, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9 Warwickshire v Leics Leicester 4 Jul 2015 T20
51 Warwickshire v Derbyshire Birmingham 3 Jul 2015 T20
6 Warwickshire v Sussex Birmingham 28 Jun 2015 FC
40 Warwickshire v Lancashire Manchester 26 Jun 2015 T20
86 Warwcks 2nd v Leics 2nd XI Birmingham 25 Jun 2015 Other T20
3 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Birmingham 21 Jun 2015 T20
2 Warwickshire v Leics Birmingham 19 Jun 2015 T20
73 Warwcks 2nd v Worcs 2nd XI Kidderminster 16 Jun 2015 Other T20
9 Warwickshire v Worcs Worcester 14 Jun 2015 FC
0 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 12 Jun 2015 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 15, 2015

Varun Chopra top-scored for Birmingham with 80, Nottinghamshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Trent Bridge, May 15, 2015

Varun Chopra top-scored for Birmingham with 80

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May 11, 2015

Varun Chopra guided the second innings with a century, Warwickshire v Worcestershire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day, May 11, 2015

Varun Chopra guided the second innings with a century

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Sep 20, 2014

Back of the bat: Varun Chopra gets delicate, Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup final, Lord's, September 20, 2014

Back of the bat: Varun Chopra gets delicate

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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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