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Heath Streak was a former Zimbabwean cricketer and cricket coach who played for and captained the Zimbabwe national cricket team. His Batting style was Right-handed & Bowling was Right-arm fast-medium and also Role was All-rounder. By his statistical record, he is the best bowler to have played for Zimbabwe. He is the all time leading wicket taker for Zimbabwe in Test cricket with 216 wickets and in ODI cricket with 239 wickets.

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How old was Heath Streak?

He was 49 years 5 Month(s) 18 day(s) old.

How tall was Heath Streak?

He was In feet: 6 feet, In meter: 1.829m, In centimeter: 182.88cm and In inch: 72 inches tall.

Heath Streak Biography and Wiki:

He was a professional Zimbabwean Cricketer & Coach. His nickname was Streaky, Stack. Do you know? What was the Date of birth of Heath Streak? Where was born Heath Streak? He was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe on 16 March, 1974 (Saturday) . When die Heath Streak? Where die Heath Streak? How died Heath Streak? He died at Zimbabwe on 03 September, 2023 (Sunday) for due to cancer. Everybody want to know that how much age of Heath Streak? Age of Heath Streak was 49 years 5 Month(s) 18 day(s) old. Every person searched that what is the Country, Nationality and Continent of Heath Streak? His Country name was Zimbabwe, Nationality was Zimbabwean and Africa Continent. Always came question from mind that What religion does Heath Streak belong to? He belong to Christianity Religion.

Heath Streak Height , Weight and Physical Stats:

Do you want to know about Physical Stats of Heath Streak? Then here is the right information for you. The Height of Heath Streak was In feet: 6 feet, In meter: 1.829m, In centimeter: 182.88cm and In inch: 72 inches & Weight was 80 Kg. Also His eye color was Brown. & hair color was Brown.

Heath Streak Education:

Most of the people search on google for Where studied Heath Streak? Heath Streak studied from school- Rhodes Estate Preparatory School; college- Falcon College ; . What is Educational Qualification of Heath Streak? So for your kind information, His Educational Qualification was completed School & college.

Heath Streak Family & Relationship status:

As a Celebrity, many people search on google for His family information. So His father name was Denis Streak & mother name was Karen Streak. If you need to know marital status of Heath Streak, He got married . His wife name was Nadine Streak. Also Heath Streak son(s) name was Harry Streak

Heath Streak Net worth & Luxury:

The most valuable thing, which you must need to know the Heath Streak Net Worth & Luxury information. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider: The Net Worth of Heath Streak was around 5 to 10 Million US dollars. Check the below table for more details about His Luxury information.

Career

International information

National - side

Zimbabwe - (1993–2005)

Test debut (cap 20) - 1 December 1993 v Pakistan

Last Test - 20 September 2005 v India

ODI debut (cap 34) - 10 November 1993 v South Africa

Last ODI - 31 August 2005 v New Zealand

ODI shirt no. - 9

Domestic team information

Years - Team

1993/94–2003/04 - Matabeleland

1995 - Hampshire

2004–2007 - Warwickshire

2007/08–2008/09 - Ahmedabad Rockets

Domestic career

He made his first-class debut for Zimbabwe B against the touring Kent team on 30 March 1993 at Harare Sports Club.

In 1995/96, he played in the same Matabeleland team as his 46-year-old father Denis in the final of the Lonrho Logan Cup against Mashonaland Country Districts; this was the first instance of a father and son playing in the same first-class match for more than thirty years. Matabeleland eventually crowned as champions of the 1996 Logan Cup.He made his T20 debut representing Warwickshire against Glamorgan on 8 July 2004.

He was appointed as the captain of Warwickshire in 2006 after signing a two-year contract. However, on 25 April 2007, Streak resigned as Warwickshire captain after featuring in just one match in the 2007 county season, indicating that captaining the side was affecting his on field abilities. He was replaced as captain by Darren Maddy. At the end of the 2007, season he left Warwickshire citing family reasons.

At the end of the year of 2007, Streak joined the Ahmedabad Rockets in the controversial Indian Cricket League which ultimately ended his international career.

International career

Early career

Streak made his ODI debut on 10 November 1993 against South Africa. A month later, he made his test debut in Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan 1993/1994 (on 1 December 1993). He made his mark in international cricket by taking 8 wickets in the 2nd Test at Rawalpindi (9–14 December 1993). Streak won the Player of the series award on his debut test series for his impressive performance with the ball taking 22 wickets at an average of 13.54. It is also the most number of wickets taken by a Zimbabwean bowler in a test series.

Rising through ranks

Streak bettered his best bowling figures in 1995 when Pakistan toured Zimbabwe, taking 6/90 in the first Test at Harare which Zimbabwe won by an innings. On 13 January 1996 in a test match against New Zealand at Hamilton, he became the fastest Zimbabwean bowler to take 50 test wickets in 11 matches. He was also part of Zimbabwe side which secured first test win against Pakistan in Pakistan soil in 1998. In 2000/2001, he won 2-man of the series awards, first in Zimbabwe's tour of England and then in Bangladesh's tour of Zimbabwe. In a test match in 2000 against England at Lord's, he picked up 6/87 and became the first and only Zimbabwean to take a fifer at Lord's. He is also the only Zimbabwean to have sealed his spot in the Lord's honours boards.

During his playing days, he used to carry the most weakened and fragile bowling attack of Zimbabwe single-handedly. He also possessed the ability to extract lateral seam movement on the most docile of the pitches. His debut World Cup appearance came during the 1996 Cricket World Cup and was part of Zimbabwe team which reached super sixes stage for the first time during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. He was also part of the Zimbabwean side which finished fifth at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in men's cricket competition and was part of the Zimbabwean side which played in the preliminary match against New Zealand in the inaugural edition of the ICC Champions Trophy in 1998. On 11 June 1999, he became the first as well as the fastest Zimbabwean bowler to take 100 ODI wickets.

Captaincy

Streak claimed in an interview in The Observer that he was faced with moral challenges in captaining Zimbabwe. He said that he was asked to falsely tell white players that they were not talented enough and were to be replaced by black players.

He was appointed as the captain of Zimbabwe side in 2000 for both test and ODI formats. During his captaincy tenure, he embroiled in tensions with the cricket board over pay and quota issues which also caused him to step down from captaincy in 2001. Under his captaincy, Zimbabwe produced an upset victory against India in a test match in 2001 at home where Zimbabwe secured their first ever test win against India by four wickets. He was also known for his brutal bowling spell of 4/8 in an ODI against West Indies during the 2001 Australia Tri-series where Zimbabwe defeated West Indies by 47 runs in a low scoring affair. On 4 February 2001, in an ODI against Australia he became the first Zimbabwean bowler to take 150 ODI wickets. He along with Andy Blignaut set the highest seventh wicket partnership for Zimbabwe in test cricket by adding 154 runs during a test match against West Indies in July 2001 at Harare. On 7 October 2001, he along with Andy Flower set the highest seventh wicket partnership for Zimbabwe in ODI by adding 130 runs against England.

He was again appointed as the captain in 2002 and he was again under scanner and spotlight in wake of Zimbabwe's political crisis. He captained Zimbabwe team in the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy and at the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy.

He also captained the Zimbabwean team at the 2003 World Cup, a tournament marred by political tensions in Zimbabwe. During the 2003 World Cup, his teammates Andy Flower and Henry Olonga wore black armband in the match against Namibia at Harare Sports Club, to "mourn the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe and it also became international headlines. Under his captaincy, Zimbabwe reached super sixes stage in the 2003 tournament. On 23 June 2003, he became the first Zimbabwean bowler to take 200 ODI wickets during an ODI against England.

In 2004, he was unceremoniously sacked from the team by the Zimbabwe Cricket Union when he was still the captain of the side due to involving in rebellions and was subsequently replaced by the then 22-year-old Tatenda Taibu as the captain. In the same year, he was nominated for ICC ODI Player of the Year during the 2004 ICC Awards.

He was the most successful test captain of Zimbabwe with four wins and he was also the second most successful ODI captain for Zimbabwe with 18 wins.

Retirement

He returned to represent Zimbabwe in March 2005 after a one-year absence from international cricket. He was also part of the Africa XI team during the 2005 Afro-Asia Cup in a 3 match ODI series against Asia XI.

He retired from international cricket in October 2005 to become captain of Warwickshire County Cricket Club having previously played county cricket for Hampshire. He also captained his fellow exiled players from Zimbabwe in the Red Lions team, which plays charity games in England.

Coaching career

In August 2009, Streak was appointed as the bowling coach of the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He was also given the responsibility of working with the young Zimbabwean fast bowlers and for franchise cricket. Fast bowlers such as Kyle Jarvis, Christopher Mpofu, Brian Vitori and Shingirai Masakadza who were groomed and nurtured under his coaching later went onto become regular features in Zimbabwe national side.

In 2010, along with his former teammate Grant Flower, Streak became a supporting coach of Zimbabwe under former English cricketer Alan Butcher. Flower and Streak became batting bowling coach respectively.

In 2013, Streak's contract was not renewed for financial reasons. Zimbabwe Cricket had offered Streak a consultancy role but they could not guarantee him a set number of working days or specific pay which forced him to stay out of the preparations for the Bangladesh series. Finances permitting at his franchise in Bulawayo, the Matabeleland Tuskers, he remained coach there. He was appointed Bangladesh's bowling coach in May 2014 until 2016 for a contract of two years. In 2016, decided not to renew contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board with the intention to become coach of National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. In July 2016, he was appointed as the consultant of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association Academy.

In October 2016, Streak was appointed head coach of the Zimbabwe national cricket team replacing Dav Whatmore. He was tasked with ensuring Zimbabwe qualify for the 2019 World Cup. However, Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the World Cup following the disappointing performance by the team at the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier, and Streak was forced to resign in early 2018 with the entire coaching staff was also sacked by the board. The chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket, Tavengwa Mukuhlani also alleged Streak of being racist and insisted that some of his player selections during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers were influenced by the racism. However, Streak refuted the allegations and accused ZC of being unethical and corrupted.

In 2018, he was appointed as a consultant for the Scotland side for two matches in a T20I tri-series which also featured Ireland and Netherlands. He also joined Somerset in 2019 as a consultant bowling coach for a short stint. He continued on in his role as bowling coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Previously, he has also served as bowling coach for Gujarat Lions franchise in 2016 and 2017 IPL seasons.

In April 2021, Streak was banned from all cricketing activities for 8 years for breaching the ICC's anti-corruption policies. Streak was found guilty of assisting a corruptor known as "Mr X" contact players. Streak received two bitcoins (worth around US$ 35,000), and an iPhone as payment from the corruptor in 2017. He was accused of disclosing inside information (non-public information) about the franchise T20 leagues including Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League and Afghanistan Premier League. Streak himself accepted the ban by the ICC but denied the match fixing claims against him.

He also founded the Heath Streak Academy (also better known as Old Mutual Heath Streak Cricket Academy Trust) in 2014 which was established for the development and growth of cricket throughout Zimbabwe. He resigned from heading the Heath Streak Academy Trust in 2021 following eight-year ban by the ICC and the academy was later renamed as Zimbabwe Youth Cricket Academy.

Heath Streak Favorite Things:

Some of people want to know about Heath Streak's' hobbies and favorite things. Heath Streak's' hobbies was Watching rugby .

FAQ:

What was the profession of Heath Streak?

His profession was Cricketer & Coach.

What was the real name of Heath Streak?

His real name was Heath Hilton Streak.

Where was Heath Streak Born?

He was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe.

What was the Date of Death of Heath Streak?

The date of death was 03 September, 2023 (Sunday) of Heath Streak.

What was the death of cause of Heath Streak?

Heath Streak death of cause was due to cancer.

What was the Date of Birth of Heath Streak?

The date of birth was 16 March, 1974 (Saturday) of Heath Streak.

Who are parents of Heath Streak?

His parents are Denis Streak & Karen Streak

Who was wife of Heath Streak?

His wife name was Nadine Streak.

Who are childrens of Heath Streak?

His childrens are Harry Streak

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