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Solomon Mire      

Full name Solomon Farai Mire

Born August 21, 1989, Harare

Current age 27 years 305 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Mid West Rhinos, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Solomon Farai Mire
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 17 17 0 363 54 21.35 496 73.18 0 3 31 10 6 0
First-class 13 22 1 482 96 22.95 912 52.85 0 3 61 10 6 0
List A 45 44 5 1231 109 31.56 1469 83.79 2 8 12 0
T20s Insights on t20 11 10 1 96 31 10.66 71 135.21 0 0 7 6 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 17 13 345 346 6 3/49 3/49 57.66 6.01 57.5 0 0 0
First-class 13 20 984 615 5 1/10 1/10 123.00 3.75 196.8 0 0 0
List A 45 33 1094 982 23 4/22 4/22 42.69 5.38 47.5 1 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 11 4 66 99 4 3/24 3/24 24.75 9.00 16.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 21, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI Scotland v Zimbabwe at Edinburgh, Jun 17, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Westerns v Centrals at Bulawayo, Apr 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Mid West Rhinos v Mashonaland Eagles at Kwekwe, Oct 17-20, 2011 scorecard
List A debut Centrals v Southerns at Harare, Mar 22, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Amstelveen, Jun 20, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Centrals v Easterns (Zimbabwe) at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide, Jan 22, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/23, 8 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Amstelveen 20 Jun 2017 LA
17 Zimbabwe v Scotland Edinburgh 17 Jun 2017 ODI # 3893 Insights on
0/19, 40 Zimbabwe v Scotland Edinburgh 15 Jun 2017 ODI # 3892 Insights on
109 Rhinos v Mountaineers Kwekwe 6 Jun 2017 LA
12 Rhinos v Eagles Kwekwe 2 Jun 2017 LA
0/28, 101 Rhinos v Tuskers Kwekwe 28 May 2017 LA
1, 0/26 Rhinos v Mountaineers Mutare 25 May 2017 LA
11, 2/25 Zimbabwe A v Canada Harare 19 May 2017 Other OD
22, 1/28 Zimbabwe A v Canada Harare 18 May 2017 Other OD
1/29, 5 Zimbabwe A v Canada Harare 16 May 2017 Other OD
Profile

Solomon Mire's reputation as a big hitter preceded his international debut by several years, but the allrounder only came into contention for national honours on the strength of club cricket performances thousands of miles away from his native Zimbabwe. As a teenager, he put together knocks of 94 against Southerns, an unbeaten 79 against Westerns and 52 not out against Northerns in the 2006-07 Faithwear Inter-Provincial One-Day Competition. He was then part of the Zimbabwe Under-19 team's dire trip to the Youth World Cup in early 2008, but his performances there and subsequently didn't suggest an outstanding talent, and an abductor injury upon his return to Zimbabwe was another set-back. Mire's fortunes began to change when he emigrated to Australia in 2012. As something of a nomadic Grade cricketer, he spent some time in country Victoria and then moved on to Premier Cricket in Melbourne, where he played for Carlton and Essendon while also spending time in Darwin during the winter. He made community paper headlines in July 2014 when he slammed a 157-ball 260, including 21 sixes, for Waratahs to set a new tournament record in the Darwin and District Cricket Competition. His exploits for Essendon in the Victoria Cricket Association Premiership had also led to a game for Victoria Under-23s, and then a handful of games for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League in 2013-14 as a community rookie. Zimbabwe eventually came calling, and Mire cobbled together a pair of fifties in unfamiliar conditions in his debut series in Bangladesh in late 2014. He'd done enough to earn a place in Zimbabwe's 2015 World Cup squad, with his experience of Australian conditions also adding to his value.
Liam Brickhill

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Mar 14, 2015

Solomon Mire watches the ball bounce over the stumps after inside-edging it, India v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Auckland, March 14, 2015

Solomon Mire watches the ball bounce over the stumps

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Mar 7, 2015

Solomon Mire attempts a catch at the boundary, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart, March 7, 2015

Solomon Mire attempts a catch at the boundary

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Mar 4, 2015

Solomon Mire shares a light moment with Elton Chugumbura, World Cup 2015, Canberra, March 4, 2015

Solomon Mire shares a light moment with Elton Chugumbura

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Amstelveen - Jun 22
Netherlands 291/6 Zimbabwe 118/1 (22.1/37 ov, target 229)
Netherlands v Zimbabwe at The Hague
Jun 24, 2017 (11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Galle
Jun 30, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Galle
Jul 2, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota
Jul 6, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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