Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 30 years 11 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 35 32 4 1035 130* 36.96 1251 82.73 1 6 88 19 9 0
T20Is 10 9 0 178 42 19.77 218 81.65 0 0 17 1 5 0
First-class 48 84 5 2829 177 35.81 5 16 45 0
List A 87 78 15 2366 130* 37.55 4 12 29 0
Twenty20 37 31 6 609 71 24.36 559 108.94 0 2 56 16 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 48 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 87 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 7, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 9, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Midlands at Harare, Mar 19-20, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 12-16, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 7, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 9, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
42 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 9 Aug 2015 T20I # 450
32 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 7 Aug 2015 ODI # 3675
12 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 4 Aug 2015 ODI # 3674
130* Zimbabwe v New Zealand Harare 2 Aug 2015 ODI # 3673
7 Zimbabwe v India Harare 19 Jul 2015 T20I # 442
2 Zimbabwe v India Harare 17 Jul 2015 T20I # 440
- Zimbabwe v Pakistan Lahore 26 May 2015 ODI # 3651
27 Zimbabwe v India Auckland 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3636
11 Zimbabwe v Ireland Hobart 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3627
14 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Brisbane 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3620
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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Aug 9, 2015

Craig Ervine was the only Zimbabwe batsman to score more than 20 runs, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only T20I, Harare, August 9, 2015

Craig Ervine was the only Zimbabwe batsman to score more than 20 runs

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Aug 9, 2015

Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine celebrate a wicket, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, only T20I, Harare, August 9, 2015

Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine celebrate a wicket

© AFP

Aug 2, 2015

Craig Ervine smashed a 108-ball 130, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare, August 2, 2015

Craig Ervine smashed a 108-ball 130

© Associated Press

Country Fixtures Country Results
Pool A: Easterns v Zimbabwe at Benoni
Sep 5, 2015 (13:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Pool A: Northerns v Zimbabwe at Benoni
Sep 5, 2015 (16:30 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
Pool A: Zimbabwe v W Province at Benoni
Sep 6, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
4th Match, Group B: China Wmn v Zim Women at Bangkok
Nov 28, 2015 (13:45 local | 06:45 GMT | 01:45 EST | 00:45 CST | 22:45 PST -1d)
7th Match, Group B: Neth Women v Zim Women at Bangkok
Nov 29, 2015 (13:45 local | 06:45 GMT | 01:45 EST | 00:45 CST | 22:45 PST -1d)
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