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Craig Ervine

Craig Ervine

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

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BORN August 19, 1985
BIRTH PLACE Harare
CURRENT AGE 34
ROLE Batsman
BATTING STYLE Left Handed
BOWLING STYLE Off break
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
batting 81 43
Bowling
All Rounder

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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 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.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 3882 105
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5093 127
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 South Africa 3345 108
5 Australia 3518 107
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 5285 278
2 England 4564 268
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 5470 260
5 South Africa 4380 258
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