Heath Streak was this morning unveiled by Zimbabwe Cricket as the new coach for the men’s senior team at a press conference held at Queens Sports Club. Streak landed the job ahead of ex-national team player Andy Blignaut and the South African duo of Peter Kirsten and Justin Summons.
Streak told Chronicle Sport at his Old Mutual Heath Streak Cricket Academy in Bulawayo last week that he was confident of landing the job and believes his experience would help return the national team to its competitive best. He promised to use the experience he gained as Bangladesh bowling coach to extract the best out of Zimbabwe’s players by getting them involved in decision making so that they all feel part of the team.
Streak boasts of a 15-year playing career and more than seven years as a coach. He is undoubtedly the finest pace bowler ever produced by Zimbabwe and holds the record of the most Test wickets (216) from 65 Tests. He also played 189 ODIs.