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Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 30 years 157 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 179 292 20 9776 233* 35.94 19196 50.92 20 49 1227 36 213 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 179 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 Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford, Sep 25-27, 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
28, 4 Essex v Yorkshire Chelmsford 25 Sep 2017 FC
5, 5 Essex v Hampshire Southampton 19 Sep 2017 FC
98 Essex v Warwickshire Birmingham 12 Sep 2017 FC
40 Essex v Lancashire Manchester 5 Sep 2017 FC
9, 1 Essex v Somerset Chelmsford 28 Aug 2017 FC
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
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 for the Under-19s ahead of the 2006 World Cup did little to dim his promise.

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Sep 13, 2017

Varun Chopra made 98 against his old county, Warwickshire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Edgbaston, September 13, 2017

Varun Chopra made 98 against his old county

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Sep 7, 2017

Varun Chopra swings away a pull, Lancashire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Old Trafford, September 7, 2017

Varun Chopra swings away a pull

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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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