Solomon Mire      

Full name Solomon Farai Mire

Born August 21, 1989, Harare

Current age 29 years 271 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Centrals, Melbourne Renegades, 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
Tests 2 4 0 78 47 19.50 135 57.77 0 0 12 1 0 0
ODIs 43 43 0 905 112 21.04 1116 81.09 1 3 85 24 12 0
T20Is 7 7 0 249 94 35.57 192 129.68 0 2 22 13 1 0
First-class 16 28 1 567 96 21.00 1061 53.44 0 3 74 11 8 0
List A 76 75 5 2061 128 29.44 2342 88.00 4 10 20 0
T20s 27 25 1 590 109 24.58 408 144.60 1 3 44 40 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 3 84 32 1 1/22 1/27 32.00 2.28 84.0 0 0 0
ODIs 43 16 417 433 7 3/49 3/49 61.85 6.23 59.5 0 0 0
T20Is 7 4 48 82 1 1/15 1/15 82.00 10.25 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 16 25 1170 682 7 1/10 1/10 97.42 3.49 167.1 0 0 0
List A 76 39 1238 1144 25 4/22 4/22 45.76 5.54 49.5 1 0 0
T20s 27 15 231 349 14 3/24 3/24 24.92 9.06 16.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Oct 21-24, 2017 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chattogram, Nov 21, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates at Harare, Apr 14, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Afghanistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Feb 5, 2018 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom, Oct 12, 2018 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Westerns v Centrals at Bulawayo, Apr 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe v West Indies at Bulawayo, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Centrals v Southerns at Harare, Mar 22, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v United Arab Emirates at Harare, Apr 14, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Centrals v Easterns (Zimbabwe) at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Mashonaland Eagles v Mid West Rhinos at Harare, Mar 17, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 14 Apr 2019 ODI # 4123
14 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 12 Apr 2019 ODI # 4122
11 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 10 Apr 2019 ODI # 4121
21 Rhinos v Eagles Harare 17 Mar 2019 T20
1/17, 0 Rhinos v Tuskers Harare 15 Mar 2019 T20
1, 1/36 Rhinos v Eagles Harare 14 Mar 2019 T20
55, 0/25 Rhinos v Mountaineers Harare 13 Mar 2019 T20
2/28, 22 Rhinos v Tuskers Harare 12 Mar 2019 T20
109 Rhinos v Mountaineers Harare 11 Mar 2019 T20
- Zimbabweans v BCB XI Savar (4) 19 Oct 2018 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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Oct 3, 2018

Solomon Mire is struck on the back leg, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein, October 3, 2018

Solomon Mire is struck on the back leg

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Jul 6, 2018

Solomon Mire celebrates his half-century, Australia v Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe tri-series, Harare, July 6, 2018

Solomon Mire celebrates his half-century

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Jul 4, 2018

Solomon Mire shapes to cut the ball, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, Zimbabwe T20I tri-series, Harare

Solomon Mire shapes to cut the ball

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