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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 30 years 35 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 172 281 20 9562 233* 36.63 18752 50.99 20 48 1194 35 201 0
List A 100 97 6 3840 124 42.19 5134 74.79 8 25 353 27 36 0
T20s Insights on t20 85 83 11 2025 103* 28.12 1795 112.81 1 14 182 46 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 172 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 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford, Jun 26-29, 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 Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 21, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 21 Jul 2017 T20
27 Essex v Surrey The Oval 19 Jul 2017 T20
103* Essex v Glamorgan Chelmsford 16 Jul 2017 T20
10 Essex v Somerset Chelmsford 13 Jul 2017 T20
47 Essex v Kent Beckenham 9 Jul 2017 T20
12 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 7 Jul 2017 T20
100* Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 26 Jun 2017 FC
14 Essex v Warwickshire Chelmsford 19 Jun 2017 FC
23 Essex v Notts Chelmsford 16 Jun 2017 LA
73* Essex 2nd XI v Unicorns Great Tew 13 Jun 2017 Other 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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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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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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Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 11, 2009
India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 8, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 97 runs
Sri Lanka A v N Zealanders at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 6, 2009
Sri Lanka A won by 61 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 4, 2009
New Zealand won by 22 runs
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS) - Sep 2, 2009
New Zealand won by 3 runs
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