Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 31 years 109 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 11 22 2 670 146 33.50 1380 48.55 1 3 85 4 10 0
ODIs 53 50 7 1568 130* 36.46 2010 78.00 2 9 137 22 25 0
T20Is 16 15 0 229 42 15.26 287 79.79 0 0 21 2 8 0
First-class 57 101 5 3844 215 40.04 8 20 47 0
List A 108 99 18 2992 130* 36.93 5 16 46 0
Twenty20 50 44 6 726 71 19.10 681 106.60 0 2 67 18 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 57 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 108 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, May 28, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 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 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 6-10, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Bulawayo, Nov 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Mid West Rhinos v Matabeleland Tuskers at Bulawayo, Feb 13, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 27 Nov 2016 ODI # 3810
7 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 25 Nov 2016 ODI # 3809
23* Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Bulawayo 21 Nov 2016 ODI # 3807
92 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 19 Nov 2016 ODI # 3806
0 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 14 Nov 2016 ODI # 3804
64, 72 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 6 Nov 2016 Test # 2231
12, 0 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 29 Oct 2016 Test # 2228
34, 38 Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A Bulawayo 9 Oct 2016 FC
146, 27 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 6 Aug 2016 Test # 2214
13, 50 Zimbabwe v New Zealand Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016 Test # 2210
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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Latest Photos

Nov 27, 2016

Craig Ervine plays one watchfully, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Bulawayo, November 27, 2016

Craig Ervine plays one watchfully

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Nov 25, 2016

Craig Ervine takes a catch at long-off, Zimbabwe v West Indies, 6th tri-series ODI, Bulawayo, November 25, 2016

Craig Ervine takes a catch at long-off

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Nov 21, 2016

Craig Ervine survived a run-out chance on 16, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, tri-series, Bulawayo, November 21, 2016

Craig Ervine survived a run-out chance on 16

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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