A right-handed top-order batsman, Chopra appeared set for stardom after captaining England Under-19s early in his career.
However, he struggled to make an impression at Essex - where he made his first-class debut in 2006 - and joined Warwickshire ahead on the 2010 season. That year he played a handful of games, but not in the final, as the Bears won the Clydesdale Bank 40.
Chopra enjoyed a fine 2011, scoring 1,178 runs in LV= County Championship Division One as Warwickshire narrowly missed out on the title.
Chopra again passed 1,000 championship runs in 2012 as Warwickshire went one better and lifted the crown. He also excelled in limited-overs cricket with 472 CB40 runs at 52.44 but the Bears were runners-up to Hampshire.
The opener was rewarded with a place on the England Performance Programme tour to India that winter.