Teams Played For
Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe A
Craig Ervine has roamed all over the world without forgetting his love for representing Zimbabwe. A stylish left-handed middle-order batsman, Ervine's family has a strong cricketing tradition in their genes. He piled up a dearth of crucial runs for his nation in the last decade or so, which has truly made him the backbone of the Zimbabwean middle-order.
A talented young Ervine came into the selection side for the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and soon made his ODI debut against India in the same year. The Harare-born was then inducted into the national squad for the 2011 World Cup held in the sub-continent, where he was Zimbabwe's leading run-scorer. The southpaw also featured in the 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka but failed to make much of an impact.
After that, the elegant left-hander's career saw a dip that coincided with the financial crisis in Zimbabwe cricket, after a successful West Indies tour in 2013. However, he returned to international cricket after an 18-month break and was included in the World Cup squad to only have a below-average tournament, on the back of some good nick.
Post the 2015 world event, Ervine returned to form to bash two unbeaten ODI hundreds in a single season. The following year, he scored his maiden Test ton against New Zealand at Harare and surpassed the 1000 Test-run mark in 2017.
Since then, Ervine’s career graph has again hinting another downfall. Now in the twilight of his career and Craig would want to retire as one of the greatest middle-order Zimbabwean batsmen.
(As of May 2021)