Varun Chopra      

Full name Varun Chopra

Born June 21, 1987, Barking, Essex

Current age 33 years 122 days

Major teams England Lions, England Performance Programme, England Under-19s, Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Sussex, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Warwickshire

Nickname Tidz

Playing role Top-order batsman

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 192 317 20 10243 233* 34.48 20162 50.80 20 50 1292 36 228 0
List A 114 111 7 4789 160 46.04 6218 77.01 12 28 435 45 41 0
T20s 115 112 13 2896 116 29.25 2435 118.93 2 20 251 82 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 192 17 204 128 0 - - - 3.76 - 0 0 0
List A 114 1 18 18 0 - - - 6.00 - 0 0 0
T20s 115 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Essex v Loughborough UCCE at Chelmsford, Apr 15-17, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford, Aug 8-11, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Essex v Sri Lankans at Chelmsford, Jun 9, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Essex v Gloucestershire at Chelmsford, May 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Hampshire v Essex at Southampton, Jul 3, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15 Essex v Sussex Chelmsford 20 Sep 2020 T20
41 Essex v Kent The Oval 5 Sep 2020 T20
4 Essex v Middlesex Lord's 3 Sep 2020 T20
6 Essex v Hampshire Chelmsford 1 Sep 2020 T20
16 Essex v Surrey The Oval 30 Aug 2020 T20
2* Essex v Middlesex Chelmsford 27 Aug 2020 T20
0, 39 Essex v Surrey Chelmsford 8 Aug 2020 FC
41, 9 Essex v Kent Chelmsford 1 Aug 2020 FC
47 Essex 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Southampton 5 Aug 2019 Other T20
59, 0/17 Essex 2nd XI v Hants 2nd XI Southampton 5 Aug 2019 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 for the Under-19s ahead of the 2006 World Cup did little to dim his promise.

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Apr 17, 2019

Varun Chopra acknowledges his hundred, Glamorgan v Essex, Royal London Cup, South Group, Cardiff, April 17, 2019

Varun Chopra acknowledges his hundred

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Apr 17, 2019

Varun Chopra latches on to a pull, Glamorgan v Essex, Royal London Cup, South Group, Cardiff, April 17, 2019

Varun Chopra latches on to a pull

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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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