Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 29 years 226 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 31 29 3 861 85 33.11 1084 79.42 0 6 72 13 8 0
T20Is 7 6 0 127 37 21.16 155 81.93 0 0 12 1 3 0
First-class 48 84 5 2829 177 35.81 5 16 45 0
List A 83 75 14 2192 111* 35.93 3 12 28 0
Twenty20 34 28 6 558 71 25.36 496 112.50 0 2 51 16 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 31 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 48 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 83 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 34 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 India v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Mar 14, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound, Mar 3, 2013 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 India v Zimbabwe at Auckland, Mar 14, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 West Indies v Zimbabwe at North Sound, Mar 3, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
52 Zimbabwe v West Indies Canberra 24 Feb 2015 ODI # 3612
42 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Nelson 19 Feb 2015 ODI # 3606
13 Zimbabwe v South Africa Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
- Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Lincoln 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Zimbabwe v New Zealand Lincoln 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
58 Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 6 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Zimbabweans v ND-XI Gisborne 4 Feb 2015 Other OD
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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Feb 24, 2015

Craig Ervine looks to cut the ball through the off side, West Indies v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, February 24, 2015

Craig Ervine looks to cut the ball through the off side

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Feb 19, 2015

Craig Ervine nudges the ball into the leg side, United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Nelson, February 19, 2015

Craig Ervine nudges the ball into the leg side

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Feb 15, 2015

Craig Ervine celebrates after pulling off a hokey pokey catch to dismiss AB de Villiers, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton, February 15, 2015

Craig Ervine celebrates after pulling off a hokey-pokey catch to dismiss AB de Villiers

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