Solomon Mire Biography
Solomon Mire is a cricketer who plays for the Zimbabwe Men’s National Cricket team. He was born on the 21st of August , 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
He is a right handed all rounder and plays as an opening batsman and and medium pace bowler.
Mire played for the Zimbabwe Under 19 team before playing his first first class match for the Zimbabwean domestic side ‘Centrals’ in the Logan Cup - the premier first class tournament in Zimbabwe in a match against Westerns at Bulawayo on 12 April 2007.
His impressive performance in the first class level attracted the attention of both the National Team selectors and Australia’s Big Bash League’s franchises.
Solomon Mire was included to the Zimbabwean squad for their 2014 tour of Bangladesh, where he received his first international cap by playing a One Day International for Zimbabwe on 21 November 2014. He took zero wickets and scored 11 runs and Zimbabwe lost the match by a wide margin.
His test debut came three years later against West Indies on 21st October, 2017. Though Zimbabwe lost that match too, he came very close to scoring a half century in the second innings with a score of 47.
Rise to Glory
Mire is known for his ability to score quick runs. He made his first ODI century in 2017 against Sri Lanka at Galle.
He was awarded the man of the match award and his performance led Zimbabwe to their first ever One Day International victory against Sri Lanka.
He was also included in the squad of the ICC World Cup 2015, just a year after his international debut against Sri Lanka.
An abductor injury was a setback that Mire had to deal with very early in his career. The unstable political conditions in Zimbabwe has made life difficult for many cricketers, including Mire.
He was dropped from the national squad after the 2015 World Cup due to poor performances but made his return in less than two years.
He played for the Melbourne Renegades in the Australian Big Bash League in the 2013-14 season.
Mire has also played for a Darwin club called Waratahs, where he scored a record 260 off 157 balls, the knock included 13 fours and 21 sixes.