Former Zimbabwean pacer Heath Streak has been appointed as the specialist bowling coach of the national cricket team, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officially announced today.
“Streak has been appointed on the post for next two years and will be working for 450 days with the Tigers during the period,” Jalal Yunus, media committee chairman of BCB, said at his Sher-e Bangla National Stadium office in Mirpur.
He [Streak] was the most discussed name for the position as the Tigers' home series against India is on the verge, Jalal added.
The Zimbabwean will arrive in Bangladesh by next month, sources said.
Streak has a reputation for his controlled bowling length, stamina and strict economy rate in both Test and One Day International matches.
He bagged 216 and 239 wickets in 65 Tests and 189 ODIs consecutively.
Streak retired from international cricket in 2004.
Earlier the board appointed former Sri Lankan batsman Chandika Hathurusingha as the head coach for the national side.