Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 27 years 337 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 140 231 17 8091 233* 37.80 15951 50.72 18 39 1007 26 158 0
List A 85 83 5 3289 115 42.16 4395 74.83 7 22 294 22 30 0
Twenty20 65 63 9 1501 86* 27.79 1370 109.56 0 11 135 28 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 140 16 192 116 0 - - - 3.62 - 0 0 0
List A 85 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham, May 17-20, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Durham v Warwickshire at Lord's, Sep 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, May 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
22 Warwickshire v Worcs Birmingham 22 May 2015 T20
13 Warwickshire v Durham Birmingham 17 May 2015 FC
80 Warwickshire v Notts Nottingham 15 May 2015 T20
3, 107 Warwickshire v Worcs Birmingham 9 May 2015 FC
0, 10 Warwickshire v Yorkshire Leeds 26 Apr 2015 FC
24, 119* Warwickshire v Hampshire Birmingham 19 Apr 2015 FC
18 Warwickshire v Durham MCCU Birmingham 12 Apr 2015 Other
30 Warwickshire v Worcs Birmingham 30 Mar 2015 Other
160 Warwickshire v Durham Birmingham 23 Sep 2014 FC
64 Warwickshire v Durham Lord's 20 Sep 2014 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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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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