Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 28 years 234 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 151 249 17 8473 233* 36.52 16818 50.38 18 41 1058 27 172 0
List A 91 88 6 3506 115 42.75 4700 74.59 7 24 316 23 33 0
Twenty20 78 76 9 1727 86* 25.77 1591 108.54 0 13 160 30 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 151 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 91 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Sep 22-25, 2015 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 Northamptonshire v Warwickshire at Birmingham, Aug 29, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
54, 33 Warwickshire v Somerset Taunton 22 Sep 2015 FC
25 Warwickshire v Notts Birmingham 14 Sep 2015 FC
44 Warwickshire v Middlesex Birmingham 1 Sep 2015 FC
2 Warwickshire v Northants Birmingham 29 Aug 2015 T20
- Warwickshire v Kent Birmingham 19 Aug 2015 LA
0 Warwickshire v Sussex Rugby 17 Aug 2015 LA
18 Warwickshire v Essex Birmingham 13 Aug 2015 T20
37, 11 Warwickshire v Hampshire Southampton 7 Aug 2015 FC
49 Warwickshire v Hampshire Birmingham 5 Aug 2015 LA
80* Warwickshire v Glamorgan Birmingham 3 Aug 2015 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 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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Aug 29, 2015

David Willey celebrates the wicket of Varun Chopra, Northamptonshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, Semi-final, Edgbaston, August 29, 2015

David Willey celebrates the wicket of Varun Chopra

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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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Country Fixtures Country Results
5th Place Play-off Semi-Final: England U19 v Namibia U19s at Fatullah - Feb 10
England U19 286/9 Namibia U19s 20/2 (6.2/48 ov)
2nd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Centurion
Feb 12, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
4th ODI: South Africa v England at Johannesburg
Feb 12, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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