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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 28 years 45 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 88 86 6 3457 115 43.21 4633 74.61 7 24 311 23 32 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 88 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 Warwickshire v Glamorgan at Birmingham, Aug 3, 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
80* Warwickshire v Glamorgan Birmingham 3 Aug 2015 LA
88 Warwickshire v Lancashire Manchester 2 Aug 2015 LA
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
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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Only Youth Test: England U19 v Aust U19 at Chester-le-Street - Aug 4-7
Aust U19 446 England U19 38/0 (11.4 ov)
Kent v Northants at Canterbury - Aug 4-7
Kent 167 Northants 260/4 (72 ov)
Group B: Glamorgan v Sussex at Swansea - Aug 5
Glamorgan 9/0 (6/37 ov)
Group A: Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - Aug 5
Worcs 99/3 (20/46 ov)
Group A: Yorkshire v Somerset at Scarborough - Aug 5
Yorkshire 103/8 (35.5/50 ov)
Group B: Essex v Middlesex at Colchester - Aug 5
Middlesex 109/2 (27/50 ov)
Group B: Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham
Aug 5, 2015 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
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