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Craig Ervine

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Zimbabwe, Midlands, Matabeleland Tuskers, Southern Rocks, Zimbabwe A, Zimbabwe Inv XI, Zimbabwe Under-19
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
94
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Zimbabwe
Born:
August 19, 1985, Harare

Profile

A graceful left-handed batsman, Craig Ervine's entry into Zimbabwean cricket has been slightly surprising as compared to others. As a little kid, Ervine slipped and fell on broken glass injuring his hand severely in the process. After a three hour reconstructive surgery, he got the use of his hand back and made his way into the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy. Subsequently, he made it to the U-19 and 'A' sides.

Ervine hails from a cricket dominated family with his uncle and father both cricketers in their time. His older brother, Sean had a relatively short but fruitful stint with the national team and then proceeded to become a crucial part of Hampshire's middle-order. Ervine's younger brother, Ryan is a known face in the domestic circuit.

Ervine made his ODI debut against powerhouse India in 2010 at Bulawayo and scored an unbeaten 67 to help Zimbabwe win the match. He went on to seal his spot in the team with thanks to that knock. He was prominent in the Zimbabwean domestic circuit and has scored heavily which led to his selection in the national team. Having played in T20Is as well, Ervine is a versatile player. He was included in the side for the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean and proved his worth, when he helped his team notch a shocking victory over Australia in a warm-up game with his 114-run stand with teammate, Elton Chigumbura.


Fast Facts

  • Almost had his right hand amputated after an accident as a teenager.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 4 8 174 2 29 38.49 0 0 49
ODI 25 23 702 3 35.1 77.65 0 5 85
T20 7 6 127 0 21.16 81.93 0 0 37
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 3 0 0
T20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2013
 
ODI:
2010-2013
 
T20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Aug 04, 2011
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica - Mar 20, 2013
ODI
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs India at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo - May 28, 2010
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada - Feb 24, 2013
T20
Debut:
Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka at Providence Stadium, Guyana - May 03, 2010
Last played:
Zimbabwe Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 03, 2013
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