Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 30 years 59 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 174 284 20 9586 233* 36.31 18795 51.00 20 48 1198 35 205 0
List A 100 97 6 3840 124 42.19 5134 74.79 8 25 353 27 36 0
T20s Insights on t20 92 89 11 2251 116 28.85 1917 117.42 2 14 199 61 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 174 17 204 128 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0 0
List A 100 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Yorkshire v Essex at Scarborough, Aug 6-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Nottinghamshire at Chelmsford, Jun 16, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Sussex v Essex at Hove, Aug 18, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 Essex v Sussex Hove 18 Aug 2017 T20
116 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 17 Aug 2017 T20
44 Essex v Gloucs Bristol 13 Aug 2017 T20
26 Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 11 Aug 2017 T20
11, 13 Essex v Yorkshire Scarborough 6 Aug 2017 FC
30 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 4 Aug 2017 T20
0 Essex v West Indians Chelmsford 1 Aug 2017 FC
- Essex v Gloucs Chelmsford 29 Jul 2017 T20
9 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 27 Jul 2017 T20
2 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 21 Jul 2017 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 Under-19. 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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Aug 17, 2017

Varun Chopra smashed a 52-ball hundred, Essex v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford, August 17, 2017

Varun Chopra smashed a 52-ball hundred

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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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