Craig Ervine      

Full name Craig Richard Ervine

Born August 19, 1985, Harare

Current age 35 years 102 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Hampshire 2nd XI, Matabeleland Tuskers, Midlands, Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe President's XI, Zimbabwe Select XI, 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 18 36 2 1208 160 35.52 2455 49.20 3 4 139 11 16 0
ODIs 96 93 11 2616 130* 31.90 3496 74.82 3 15 236 36 44 0
T20Is 25 24 1 502 68* 21.82 502 100.00 0 3 48 13 12 0
First-class 74 133 6 5137 215 40.44 11 26 65 0
List A 173 164 29 5157 168* 38.20 9 28 72 0
T20s 65 59 10 1327 96 27.08 1108 119.76 0 9 122 42 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 96 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 74 210 143 3 2/44 47.66 4.08 70.0 0 0 0
List A 173 158 125 1 1/25 1/25 125.00 4.74 158.0 0 0 0
T20s 65 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Feb 22-25, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Bulawayo, May 28, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi, Nov 3, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, May 3, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi, Nov 10, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Mashonaland v Midlands at Harare, Mar 19-20, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Feb 22-25, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Midlands v Matabeleland at Kwekwe, Dec 3, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi, Nov 3, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Southern Rocks v Desert Vipers at Harare, Feb 13, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi, Nov 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Rawalpindi 10 Nov 2020 T20I # 1107
1 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Rawalpindi 3 Nov 2020 ODI # 4264
3 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Rawalpindi 1 Nov 2020 ODI # 4263
41 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Rawalpindi 30 Oct 2020 ODI # 4262
29 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 11 Mar 2020 T20I # 1084
8 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 9 Mar 2020 T20I # 1082
107, 43 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh Dhaka 22 Feb 2020 Test # 2386
10 Zimbabweans v BCB XI Savar (3) 18 Feb 2020 Other
40 Tuskers v Rhinos Harare 12 Feb 2020 LA
38* Tuskers v Mountaineers Harare 8 Feb 2020 LA
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.
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Nov 10, 2020

Chamu Chibhabha and Craig Ervine run between the wickets, Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi, November 10, 2020

Chamu Chibhabha and Craig Ervine run between the wickets

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Nov 1, 2020

Craig Ervine was bowled by Muhammad Musa for his first ODI wicket, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi, November 1, 2020

Craig Ervine was bowled by Muhammad Musa for his first ODI wicket

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Oct 30, 2020

Craig Ervine played his part in helping Zimbabwe recover, Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Rawalpindi, October 30, 2020

Craig Ervine played his part in helping Zimbabwe recover

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