Solomon Mire

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: August 21, 1989, Harare
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Batter

Solomon Mire Bio

Solomon Farai Mire is a well-known cricket player from Zimbabwe, recognized for his explosive batting skills and all-round abilities. Born on August 21, 1989, in Harare, Mire’s journey to international cricket was anything but conventional.

Mire first caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts as a teenage prodigy during the 2006-07 Faithwear Inter-Provincial One-Day Competition. With remarkable performances, he scored 94 against Southerns, an unbeaten 79 against Westerns, and 52 not out against Northerns. These innings showcased his immense talent and potential.

However, in 2008, after being selected for the Zimbabwe Under-19 team for the Youth World Cup, Mire struggled to make a significant impact. His performances were not indicative of his true abilities, and a debilitating abductor injury further hindered his progress upon his return to Zimbabwe.

In a turn of events, Mire decided to emigrate to Australia in 2012, seeking new opportunities to revive his cricket career. He joined various club teams, starting in country Victoria before moving on to Premier Cricket in Melbourne. Mire’s talent shone through as he played for Carlton and Essendon, gaining attention for his destructive batting style and all-round skills. He also spent winters in Darwin, where he made headlines in July 2014 with a record-breaking innings of 260 off just 157 balls, including an astonishing 21 sixes for Waratahs in the Darwin and District Cricket Competition.

His outstanding performances in Australia did not go unnoticed, and Mire’s hard work paid off when he received an opportunity to play for Victoria Under-23s and later for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League during the 2013-14 season. These experiences further honed his skills and gave him invaluable exposure to high-level cricket.

Zimbabwe’s national team, impressed by Mire’s performances abroad, finally called upon him to represent the country in late 2014. Despite unfamiliar conditions, Mire rose to the challenge, displaying his ability to adapt quickly. In his debut series against Bangladesh, he scored two fifties, proving his mettle and cementing his place in Zimbabwe’s squad for the 2015 World Cup.

Mire’s experience playing in Australia was an asset during the World Cup, as he had become accustomed to the conditions Down Under. His aggressive batting and ability to hit massive sixes made him a formidable presence at the crease. Although Zimbabwe did not advance far in the tournament, Mire’s performances were noteworthy and highlighted the potential he possessed.

Despite setbacks early in his career, Solomon Farai Mire’s determination and perseverance allowed him to rise above adversity. His journey from club cricket in Australia to representing Zimbabwe on the international stage exemplifies his unwavering dedication to the sport.

As Mire continues to play and evolve as a cricketer, his impact on the game is sure to grow. With his explosive batting skills and all-round abilities, he has the potential to become one of Zimbabwe’s most prominent cricketing talents.

Solomon Mire Career Stats

Solomon Mire Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 78 47 19.5 135 57.77 0 0 12 1 0 0
T20Is 9 8 0 253 94 31.62 196 129.08 0 2 23 13 2 0
ODIs 47 47 0 955 112 20.31 1190 80.25 1 3 93 24 12 0
FC 16 28 1 567 96 21 1061 53.44 0 3 74 11 8 0
List A 81 80 5 2146 128 28.61 2468 86.95 4 10 - - 21 0
T20s 29 26 1 594 109 23.76 412 144.17 1 3 45 40 9 0

Solomon Mire Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 3 84 32 1 1/22 1/27 32 2.28 84 0 0 0
T20Is 9 5 72 115 1 1/15 1/15 115 9.58 72 0 0 0
ODIs 47 19 507 515 12 4/43 4/43 42.91 6.09 42.2 1 0 0
FC 16 25 1170 682 7 1/10 1/10 97.42 3.49 167.1 0 0 0
List A 81 43 1358 1253 31 4/22 4/22 40.41 5.53 43.8 2 0 0
T20s 29 16 255 382 14 3/24 3/24 27.28 8.98 18.2 0 0 0

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