Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 34 years 162 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 16 32 2 1033 160 34.43 2125 48.61 2 4 118 9 15 0
ODIs 93 90 11 2571 130* 32.54 3406 75.48 3 15 230 36 42 0
T20Is 22 21 1 461 68* 23.05 454 101.54 0 3 43 13 12 0
First-class 72 129 6 4962 215 40.34 10 26 64 0
List A 168 159 28 5034 168* 38.42 9 28 70 0
T20s 62 56 10 1286 96 27.95 1060 121.32 0 9 117 42 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 93 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 72 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 168 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
T20s 62 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Jan 19-23, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, May 28, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Sep 14, 2019 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, Jan 19-23, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Sep 14, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
85, 7 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare 19 Jan 2020 Test # 2381
34, 23 Tuskers v Mountaineers Harare 12 Dec 2019 FC
10 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan Dhaka 14 Sep 2019 T20I # 882
11 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 13 Sep 2019 T20I # 881
4 Zimbabweans v BCB XI Fatullah 11 Sep 2019 Other OD
68* Zimbabwe v Ireland Bready 14 Jul 2019 T20I # 831
55 Zimbabwe v Ireland Bready 12 Jul 2019 T20I # 825
8 Zimbabwe v Ireland Belfast 7 Jul 2019 ODI # 4189
43 Zimbabwe v Ireland Belfast 4 Jul 2019 ODI # 4185
105 Zimbabwe v Ireland Bready 1 Jul 2019 ODI # 4181
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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Jan 19, 2020

Craig Ervine celebrates a landmark, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day, January 19, 2020

Craig Ervine celebrates a landmark

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Jan 19, 2020

Craig Ervine plays a straight drive, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day, January 19, 2020

Craig Ervine plays a straight drive

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Jan 19, 2020

Craig Ervine completes a run, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day, January 19, 2020

Craig Ervine completes a run

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