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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 92 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 135 223 16 7655 233* 36.98 15061 50.82 15 39 953 26 149 0
List A 85 83 5 3289 115 42.16 4395 74.83 7 22 294 22 30 0
Twenty20 63 61 9 1399 86* 26.90 1283 109.04 0 10 126 26 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 135 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 85 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Sep 9-12, 2014 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 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
64 Warwickshire v Durham Lord's 20 Sep 2014 LA
53 Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
50 Warwickshire v Kent Birmingham 4 Sep 2014 LA
25 Warwickshire v Middlesex Lord's 31 Aug 2014 FC
36 Warwickshire v Essex Chelmsford 28 Aug 2014 LA
30 Warwickshire v Lancashire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
23 Warwickshire v Surrey Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
7 Warwickshire v Notts Nottingham 20 Aug 2014 LA
0, 117* Warwickshire v Somerset Taunton 15 Aug 2014 FC
39* Warwickshire v Glamorgan Swansea 14 Aug 2014 LA
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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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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Sep 20, 2014

Varun Chopra tried to hold Warwickshire together, Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup final, Lord's, September 20, 2014

Varun Chopra tried to hold Warwickshire together

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Aug 23, 2014

Varun Chopra kisses the NatWest Blast trophy, Birmingham v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston, August 23, 2014

Varun Chopra kisses the NatWest Blast trophy

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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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