Varun Chopra biography

Varun Chopra

Cricket Player

1987 –


Who is Varun Chopra?

Varun Chopra is an English cricketer, and has captained the English U-19 cricket team in series against Sri Lanka in 2005 and India in 2006.

Chopra attended Ilford County High School and played for Ilford Cricket Club.

He played for Essex, and made his debut for the senior side in 2006, making 106 in a drawn game against Gloucestershire, becoming the youngest player to score a century for Essex in county cricket.

The latest to come off an impressive conveyor belt of young batsmen at Essex, of which includes England Test and ODI captain Alastair Cook. Varun Chopra is an opening batsman of considerable talent. He has already impressed as captain of England Under-19s, whom he led to a comprehensive series whitewash of Sri Lanka in 2005. He was on fire himself, averaging 48 in the Tests and striking a half-century in one of the two ODIs. But life was about to get immediately tougher for him and his side – an 11–0 pasting followed on the winter tour of Bangladesh.

Varun Chopra joined the Willetton Dragons cricket club in the 2006/07 season to play first grade in Western Australia.


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Jun 21, 1987
  • England

on July 23, 2013

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