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Craig Ervine
Craig Ervine

Full Name: Craig NULL Ervine

DOB: 19th Aug 1985

Batting Style: Left Handed

Bowling Style: Off break

Team:
  • Zimbabwe
  • Matabeleland Tuskers
  • Zimbabwe A
  • Zimbabwe Select XI
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 15 30 2 941 33.61 160 1924 48.91 2 3 113 6 15 0
    ODIs 72 70 11 1897 32.15 130* 2475 76.65 2 10 164 24 34 0
    T20is 16 15 0 229 15.27 42 287 79.79 0 0 21 2 8 0
    First Class 65 116 6 4517 41.06 215 8563 52.75 9 24 538 30 53 0
    List A 136 128 24 3782 36.37 130* 4677 80.86 6 21 299 46 58 0
    T20s 50 44 6 726 19.11 71 681 106.61 0 2 67 18 24 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 15 0 0 - 0 0 0
    ODIs 72 0 0 - 0 0 0
    T20is 16 0 0 - 0 0 0
    First Class 65 5 210 3 143 3 47.67 4.09 70 2/44 0 0 0
    List A 136 6 158 2 125 1 125 4.75 158 1/25 0 0 0
    T20s 50 0 0 - 0 0 0
    Profile

    A well organised left-handed batsman with an elegant streak, Craig Ervine's determination has never been in doubt since overcoming reconstructive surgery on his right hand in his early teens. When a freak accident in his family's living room saw him fall on broken glass the doctors considered amputation, but instead Ervine has recovered to become a sturdy middle-order batsman. He spent time in England and Ireland playing club cricket after school, before returning to Zimbabwe following the launch of the new franchise system. In 2009-10 he was the leading run-scorer for the Southern Rocks and forced his way into the national side for the World Twenty20. A one-day debut followed in which he hit 67 not out off 60 balls to see Zimbabwe to victory over India in Bulawayo, and he also impressed during a subsequent tour of South Africa. He was part of the side as Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket the following year, but a lean run saw him left out of the home and away series against New Zealand. His brother, Sean, is an accomplished allrounder who played five Tests for Zimbabwe before throwing in his lot with Heath Streak's rebels. He considered returning to the Zimbabwe fold ahead of the 2011 World Cup before opting to remain with Hampshire as a local player instead.

    Last Updated:6th Jun 2016 Author:Tristan Holme
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