Heath Streak Appointed Bangladesh Bowling Coach

Heath Streak, seen here bowling for Warwickshire, will join up with the Bangladesh squad in June
Heath Streak, seen here bowling for Warwickshire, will join up with the Bangladesh squad in June
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak as specialist bowling coach on a two-year contract.

Streak will join up with the squad and new head coach Chandika Hathurusingha in June and will spend 450 days over the next two years with the national team.

"Heath Streak’s experience and record speaks for him. He has played 65 Tests matches and 189 ODIs and as a coach he has worked with some top bowling coaches in the international arena," BCB's media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said.

"He has told us that coaching was his passion and we really appreciate that kind of desire," he added.

Streak scored 4,933 runs and took 455 wickets during his international career between 1993 and 2005, serving as captain in two spells.

Following his retirement, he also served as Zimbabwe's bowling coach.

"I look forward to the challenge of working with the Tigers and thank BCB for the opportunity," he said.

"It is exciting for me to be back into the International coaching arena again. It is my passion to coach at an elite level and I hope I can bring my experience as a former player and coach to the Bangladeshi bowlers.

"I look forward to teaming up with the new coaching staff and mapping the future for this exciting team."

Bangladesh are next in action when they play India in a three-match One-Day International series in mid-June.

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