Heath Streak appointed as Zimbabwe’s new head coach
Published - Oct 11, 2016 7:30 am | Updated - Oct 11, 2016 7:34 am
Former Zimbabwe national coach skipper Heath Streak has been appointed as the new national head coach in Bulawayo. Potential prospects were interviewed by Zimbabwe Cricket last week before the new was revealed today. Some of the other names apart from Streak were ex-national Andy Blignaut, former South African pace bowling duo Peter Kirsten and Justin Simmons for the job which was left vacant after the unceremonious sacking of the Dav Whatmore.
The cricket has invited media houses to the unveiling of the new coach at a press conference slated for Queens Sports Club in the city.
“We are pleased to invite you to a media briefing scheduled for Tuesday morning where Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani will officially unveil the new Zimbabwe national head coach,” reads ZC’s invitation.
Streak was an overwhelming favourite for the job and by far the most experienced and qualified candidate among the four aspirants interviewed for the job last week. Streak 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. His immediate assignment will be the two-Test series against Sri Lanka at Harare on October 29.
He 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.