Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 32 years 119 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 Insights on test 14 28 2 914 160 35.15 1836 49.78 2 3 110 5 15 0
ODIs Insights on odi 65 62 9 1802 130* 34.00 2329 77.37 2 10 156 23 29 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 15 0 229 42 15.26 287 79.79 0 0 21 2 8 0
First-class 64 114 6 4490 215 41.57 9 24 54 0
List A 130 121 22 3692 130* 37.29 6 21 55 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 64 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 130 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, May 28, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 2017 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 3-5, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe Select XI v KNCB XI at Harare, Sep 29, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Mid West Rhinos v Matabeleland Tuskers at Bulawayo, Feb 13, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16, 39 Tuskers v Mountaineers Bulawayo 3 Dec 2017 FC
32 Tuskers v Rhinos Kwekwe 12 Nov 2017 FC
98*, 91 Tuskers v Mountaineers Harare 6 Nov 2017 FC
0, 22 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 29 Oct 2017 Test # 2280 Insights on
39, 18 Zimbabwe v West Indies Bulawayo 21 Oct 2017 Test # 2279 Insights on
63, 63 Tuskers v Eagles Harare 4 Oct 2017 FC
60* Zim Select v KNCB XI Harare 29 Sep 2017 LA
5 Zim Select v KNCB XI Harare 27 Sep 2017 LA
160, 5 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2263 Insights on
2 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 10 Jul 2017 ODI # 3904 Insights on
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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Jul 14, 2017

Craig Ervine brought up his second Test hundred, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 14, 2017

Craig Ervine brought up his second Test hundred

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Jul 14, 2017

Craig Ervine punches the ball on the off side, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 14, 2017

Craig Ervine punches the ball on the off side

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Jul 14, 2017

Craig Ervine brings out the paddle sweep, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Only Test, Colombo, 1st day, July 14, 2017

Craig Ervine brings out the paddle sweep

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