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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 29 years 101 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 168 275 19 9358 233* 36.55 18450 50.72 19 48 1176 29 195 0
List A 91 88 6 3506 115 42.75 4700 74.59 7 24 316 23 33 0
Twenty20 79 77 10 1824 97* 27.22 1649 110.61 0 14 168 35 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 168 17 204 128 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0 0
List A 91 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 79 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Kent v Essex at Canterbury, Sep 20-23, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Warwickshire v Kent at Birmingham, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Essex v Kent Canterbury 20 Sep 2016 FC
1, 79 Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 12 Sep 2016 FC
14, 9 Warwickshire v Middlesex Birmingham 31 Aug 2016 FC
10 Warwickshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 23 Aug 2016 FC
8, 17 Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 13 Aug 2016 FC
23, 4 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Leeds 4 Aug 2016 FC
39 Warwickshire v Hampshire Birmingham 10 Jul 2016 FC
42, 1* Warwickshire v Surrey Guildford 2 Jul 2016 FC
2 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 26 Jun 2016 FC
59, 48 Warwickshire v Lancashire Manchester 20 Jun 2016 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 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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Apr 26, 2016

Varun Chopra helped lead a strong response, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day, April 26, 2015

Varun Chopra helped lead a strong response

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Apr 25, 2016

Warwickshire's slip cordon feels the chill, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 2nd day, April 25, 2015

Warwickshire's slip cordon feels the chill

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Sep 23, 2015

Varun Chopra struck a half-century, Somerset v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Taunton, 2nd day, September 23, 2015

Varun Chopra struck a half-century

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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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