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Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 30 years 177 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Matabeleland Tuskers, Midlands, Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Under-19s, Zimbabwe XI

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - RM Ervine, Uncle - NB Ervine, Brother - SM Ervine, Brother - R Ervine

Craig Richard Ervine
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 7 14 2 286 49 23.83 648 44.13 0 0 37 2 8 0
ODIs 47 44 6 1400 130* 36.84 1778 78.74 2 8 124 22 23 0
T20Is 16 15 0 229 42 15.26 287 79.79 0 0 21 2 8 0
First-class 49 86 5 3059 203 37.76 6 16 45 0
List A 102 93 17 2824 130* 37.15 5 15 44 0
Twenty20 48 42 6 699 71 19.41 662 105.58 0 2 65 17 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 49 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 102 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 48 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, May 28, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Dec 29, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 15, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Midlands at Harare, Mar 19-20, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo, Dec 5-8, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Dec 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Matabeleland Tuskers v Mid West Rhinos at Bulawayo, Feb 11, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Tuskers v Rhinos Bulawayo 11 Feb 2016 T20
3 Tuskers v Mountaineers Bulawayo 10 Feb 2016 T20
24 Tuskers v Eagles Bulawayo 10 Feb 2016 T20
1 Tuskers v Rhinos Bulawayo 9 Feb 2016 T20
11 Tuskers v Eagles Bulawayo 9 Feb 2016 T20
73 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Sharjah 29 Dec 2015 ODI # 3716
6 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Sharjah 25 Dec 2015 ODI # 3713
51 Tuskers v Rhinos Bulawayo 13 Dec 2015 LA
203, 27 Tuskers v Mountaineers Bulawayo 5 Dec 2015 FC
11 Tuskers v Mountaineers Bulawayo 3 Dec 2015 LA
Profile

Few people in Zimbabwe cricket circles were surprised when Craig Ervine found his way into Zimbabwe colours. A stylish left-handed middle-order batsman, Ervine hails from a family with a strong cricketing tradition - his father and uncle both played first-class cricket, albeit briefly, in the late 1970s, his older brother Sean had a promising fledgling international career with Zimbabwe before heading to England to become a reliable cog in Hampshire's middle order, and even younger brother Ryan has turned out for the Southern Rocks franchise on occasion. But it is somewhat surprising that Ervine is playing cricket at all, as a freak accident in his early teens - he slipped and fell on a broken glass in his family's living room - required a three-hour reconstructive operation to his right hand. The injury had been so severe that amputation was considered an option in the initial diagnosis. Ervine's recovery from the injury focused his ambitions, and mid-way through his A level studies at Lomagundi College on the outskirts of Chinhoyi he won a place at the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy. Ervine soon found his way into the Midlands, and Zimbabwe Under-19 and A sides before heading to England to expand his horizons and improve his game. After spells with English clubs Bexhill and Lordhood, and a stint with Irish club Lisburn in Belfast, Ervine returned to Zimbabwe and took up a contract with Masvingo-based franchise Southern Rocks. Ervine was their leading run-scorer in the 2009-10 Logan Cup and topped their one-day averages as well. His returns in the domestic Twenty20 competition were more modest, but a call-up to Zimbabwe's squad for the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean followed. Ervine's returns from Zimbabwe's trip to the Caribbean in early 2013 suggested a career heading in the right direction. He averaged 60.50 in the ODIs against West Indies, and was the leading run-scorer across all three formats on the tour. When Zimbabwe returned home, however, Ervine refused a paltry winter contract offer from ZC and instead left the country to play club cricket for Lisburn and Grade Cricket for Morley in Western Australia. It appeared another bright talent had been lost to Zimbabwean cricket, but after an 18-month break Ervine once again made himself available for Zimbabwe ahead of the 2014-15 season. The 2015 World Cup was surely a motivation for his move, and Ervine was included in Zimbabwe's squad for that tournament.
Liam Brickhill

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Dec 29, 2015

Craig Ervine raises his bat after completing his fifty, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Sharjah, December 29, 2015

Craig Ervine raises his bat after completing his fifty

© Chris Whiteoak

Dec 29, 2015

Craig Ervine shapes to play one of many reverse sweeps, Afghanistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Sharjah, December 29, 2015

Craig Ervine shapes to play one of many reverse sweeps

© Chris Whiteoak

Nov 13, 2015

Craig Ervine misses a swipe and is bowled, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st T20, Mirpur, November 13, 2015

Craig Ervine misses a swipe and is bowled

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Eagles v Rhinos at Bulawayo
Feb 12, 2016 (14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST)
Tuskers v Mountaineers at Bulawayo
Feb 12, 2016 (14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 07:00 EST | 06:00 CST | 04:00 PST)
Eagles v Mountaineers at Harare
Feb 26-29, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
Rhinos v Tuskers at Kwekwe
Feb 26-29, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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