Solomon Mire      

Full name Solomon Farai Mire

Born August 21, 1989, Harare

Current age 29 years 59 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 Insights on test 2 4 0 78 47 19.50 135 57.77 0 0 12 1 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 40 40 0 840 112 21.00 1015 82.75 1 3 78 23 11 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 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 73 72 5 1996 128 29.79 2241 89.06 4 10 19 0
T20s Insights on t20 21 19 1 382 94 21.22 282 135.46 0 2 29 24 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 2 3 84 32 1 1/22 1/27 32.00 2.28 84.0 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 40 16 417 433 7 3/49 3/49 61.85 6.23 59.5 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 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 73 39 1238 1144 25 4/22 4/22 45.76 5.54 49.5 1 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 21 11 168 243 10 3/24 3/24 24.30 8.67 16.8 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 Chittagong, Nov 21, 2014 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Zimbabwe at Paarl, Oct 6, 2018 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 South Africa v Zimbabwe at Paarl, Oct 6, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Centrals v Easterns (Zimbabwe) at Harare, Mar 19, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom, Oct 12, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 Zimbabwe v South Africa Potchefstroom 12 Oct 2018 T20I # 699
7 Zimbabwe v South Africa Paarl 6 Oct 2018 ODI # 4051 Insights on
2 Zimbabwe v South Africa Bloemfontein 3 Oct 2018 ODI # 4050 Insights on
0 Zimbabwe v South Africa Kimberley 30 Sep 2018 ODI # 4049 Insights on
63, 0/17 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 6 Jul 2018 T20I # 687
94, 1/15 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Harare 4 Jul 2018 T20I # 685
0/21, 28 Zimbabwe v Australia Harare 3 Jul 2018 T20I # 683
0/29, 27 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Harare 1 Jul 2018 T20I # 681
6 Zimbabwe v U.A.E. Harare 22 Mar 2018 ODI # 4005 Insights on
45 Zimbabwe v West Indies Harare 19 Mar 2018 ODI # 4002 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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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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