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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 28 years 39 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 147 243 17 8269 233* 36.58 16371 50.51 18 40 1029 26 166 0
List A 86 84 5 3289 115 41.63 4396 74.81 7 22 294 22 30 0
Twenty20 76 74 9 1707 86* 26.26 1562 109.28 0 13 158 30 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 147 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 86 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Jul 18-21, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Warwickshire at Chelmsford, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Jul 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Warwickshire v Essex Chelmsford 29 Jul 2015 LA
52 Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 22 Jul 2015 T20
33, 4 Warwickshire v Somerset Birmingham 18 Jul 2015 FC
8 Warwickshire v Lancashire Birmingham 17 Jul 2015 T20
6, 11 Warwickshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 12 Jul 2015 FC
10 Warwickshire v Worcs Worcester 10 Jul 2015 T20
0, 0 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Birmingham 5 Jul 2015 FC
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
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
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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