Player Profile

Varun Chopra
England
Born June 21, 1987 ( 33 Yrs )
Birth Place Barking, Essex
Height
Known As
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Essex, Marylebone Cricket Club, Sussex, Amsterdam Knights


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Varun Chopra hit a swashbuckling hundred on his debut in the county championship at the age of 18-years and 338 days. He became the second youngest player from Essex to reach this feat. Varun, an opening batsman was the skipper of the England under-19 team which whitewashed Sri Lanka in their own backyard and was touted as one of the prodigies in the squad.

After his superlative effort on debut, his career didn't reach the heights along the expected line and he moved to Warwickshire in 2009. Unlike Essex, the beginning at Edgbaston was ordinary but in the next season, he hit back-to-back double centuries and regained his lost touch. He was the only player in the squad to cross the 1000-runs-mark every year between 2011-2013. Even in 2014, he was the highest scorer for his team and finished the season as the skipper.

Varun played an imperative role in the championship-winning season for Warwickshire and was selected to represent England Lions too. He was very close for an international call-up but two modest seasons in 2014 and 2015 denied him that opportunity.

The form deserted Varun and in the 2016 season, he was removed as a skipper too. Ian Bell replaced him and this clearly didn't go down well with him. After these developments, Varun decided to move back to Essex. He proved to be the lucky charm for Essex as they won the county championship in the season he returned.

Varun has not been able to achieve his goal of representing England but he remains one of the most valuable opening batsmen in the county circuit.

By Varun Dixit


Career


Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0