Craig Ervine’s deep-rooted connection to cricket comes as no surprise, given his strong family legacy in the sport. His father and uncle both made their mark in first-class cricket in Zimbabwe, while his older brother Sean represented Zimbabwe in five Tests and 42 one-day internationals before heading to England to play with Hampshire. Ervine’s journey in international one-day cricket began in May 2010 when he made his debut against India. Since then, he has amassed an impressive total of over 700 runs, which includes five half-centuries. He showcased his skills in six matches at the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, emerging as Zimbabwe’s standout batsman in the tournament. Although he faced a challenging start, being dismissed for a duck by Australia’s Mitchell Johnson in his debut, he quickly rebounded by scoring 231 runs in his next five innings, including three well-earned fifties.