Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 33 years 311 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 15 30 2 941 160 33.60 1925 48.88 2 3 113 6 15 0
ODIs 90 87 11 2415 130* 31.77 3228 74.81 2 15 208 36 41 0
T20Is 18 17 0 317 59 18.64 351 90.31 0 1 29 6 12 0
First-class 70 125 6 4813 215 40.44 10 25 63 0
List A 165 156 28 4878 168* 38.10 8 28 69 0
T20s 58 52 9 1142 96 26.55 957 119.33 0 7 103 35 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 70 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 165 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
T20s 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Zimbabwe at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-27, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, May 28, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Rotterdam, Jun 25, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Midlands at Harare, Mar 19-20, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Matabeleland Tuskers v Mountaineers at Harare, Feb 13-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Rotterdam, Jun 25, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
29 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Rotterdam 25 Jun 2019 T20I # 811
59 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Rotterdam 23 Jun 2019 T20I # 808
84 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Deventer 21 Jun 2019 ODI # 4167
16 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Deventer 19 Jun 2019 ODI # 4164
11 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 16 Apr 2019 ODI # 4124
64 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 14 Apr 2019 ODI # 4123
13 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 12 Apr 2019 ODI # 4122
51 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 10 Apr 2019 ODI # 4121
55* Tuskers v Mountaineers Harare 17 Mar 2019 T20
73* Tuskers v Rhinos Harare 15 Mar 2019 T20
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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Oct 3, 2018

Craig Ervine jumps to try and negotiate a bouncer, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein, October 3, 2018

Craig Ervine jumps to try and negotiate a bouncer

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Dec 27, 2017

Craig Ervine flicks through midwicket, South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth, December 27, 2017

Craig Ervine flicks through midwicket

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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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