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Solomon Mire      

Full name Solomon Farai Mire

Born August 21, 1989, Harare

Current age 27 years 339 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 22 22 0 574 112 26.09 680 84.41 1 3 57 14 6 0
First-class 13 22 1 482 96 22.95 912 52.85 0 3 61 10 6 0
List A 52 51 5 1536 112 33.39 1740 88.27 3 9 14 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 22 16 417 433 7 3/49 3/49 61.85 6.23 59.5 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 52 38 1208 1126 24 4/22 4/22 46.91 5.59 50.3 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 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 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 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Hambantota, Jul 10, 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
43 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 10 Jul 2017 ODI # 3904 Insights on
0/21, 43 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 8 Jul 2017 ODI # 3903 Insights on
13, 0/19 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Hambantota 6 Jul 2017 ODI # 3901 Insights on
0 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Galle 2 Jul 2017 ODI # 3899 Insights on
1/47, 112 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Galle 30 Jun 2017 ODI # 3897 Insights on
0/19, 12 Zimbabwe v Netherlands The Hague 24 Jun 2017 LA
0/38, 82 Zimbabwe v Netherlands Amstelveen 22 Jun 2017 LA
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
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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Jul 10, 2017

Solomon Mire was bowled trying to sweep, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Hambantota, July 10, 2017

Solomon Mire was bowled trying to sweep

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Jul 10, 2017

Solomon Mire took the attack to the Sri Lanka spinners, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Hambantota, July 10, 2017

Solomon Mire took the attack to the Sri Lanka spinners

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Jul 8, 2017

Solomon Mire shapes up to play the reverse sweep, Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Hambantota, July 8, 2017

Solomon Mire shapes up to play the reverse sweep

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Tournament Results
Aust U19 v W Indies U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 14, 2008
W Indies U19 won by 5 wickets (with 86 balls remaining)
Bermuda U19 v Namibia U19s at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 14, 2008
Namibia U19s won by 102 runs
Nepal U19 v Zim U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 14, 2008
Zim U19 won by 3 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
S Africa U19 v S Lanka U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 14, 2008
S Lanka U19 won by 23 runs
B'desh U19 v Pakistan U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 13, 2008
Pakistan U19 won by 5 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
England U19 v India U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 13, 2008
India U19 won by 6 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
Ireland U19 v NZ U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 13, 2008
NZ U19 won by 181 runs
Malaysia U19 v PNG U19 at Kuala Lumpur - Feb 13, 2008
Malaysia U19 won by 59 runs
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