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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 28 years 71 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 148 245 17 8317 233* 36.47 16499 50.40 18 40 1035 26 168 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 148 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 Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton, Aug 7-10, 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
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
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
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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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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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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Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Napier - Mar 22-26, 2008
England won by 121 runs
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 13-17, 2008
England won by 126 runs
New Zealand v England at Hamilton - Mar 5-9, 2008
New Zealand won by 189 runs
Major Association XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 28-Mar 1, 2008
Match drawn
NZ Invit. XI v England XI at Dunedin - Feb 25-26, 2008
Match drawn
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