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Heath Streak appointed Bangladesh bowling coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 26, 2014

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Heath Streak gives Elton Chigumbura a few pointers, Bloemfontein, October 7, 2010
Heath Streak had been Zimbabwe's bowling coach between 2009 and 2013 © Zimbabwe Cricket
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Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been appointed Bangladesh's bowling coach until 2016. Streak will arrive in Dhaka in the first week of June and will form a new-look coaching partnership with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who was appointed earlier this month.

According to the BCB, Streak will work for 450 days across two years and will also be a consultant for the other teams under the board. According to his contract, he will be available three weeks before every series and will prolong his stay with the team before the 2015 World Cup.

"I look forward to the challenge of working with the Tigers and thank BCB for the opportunity," Streak said in a statement released by the BCB. "It is exciting for me to be back into the international coaching arena again. It is my passion to coach at an elite level.

"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."

Streak had been Zimbabwe's bowling coach between 2009 and 2013. He played six of his 65 Tests as well as 10 ODIs against Bangladesh, apart from a season of domestic cricket in the country in the 1990s.

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Posted by   on (May 29, 2014, 11:22 GMT)

I will arg BCB to produce some better wickets in domestic circuit. As long as you will less reluctant to produce standard pitches in domestic circuit BD will struggle in long run. example, our A team in struggling very badly in West indies. As a bowling coach H streak is good for BD but again we need to level up out standard and competitiveness in domestic circuit.

Posted by British_North_America on (May 27, 2014, 22:02 GMT)

Neither Warne nor Jhonty would come to Bangladesh for coaching.

Posted by Ammo666 on (May 27, 2014, 18:38 GMT)

I am not enough happy with the BCB decision of making a ZIM'n former player Heath Streak as the bowling coach because for bowling coach my choice would have been a former PAK'ni or Aussi fast bowler coach... even though to me Streak is still the best fast bowler ZIM ever produced so i hope he will pick more quality fast bowlers from BD & guide them enough well for example Taskin & Al Amin & few others those who are already in the pipe line...& also polish this Rubel, Shafilu & Robiul..& i don't know why Nazmul is not in the national side being better than Rubel its just Nazmul is not a quick as Rubel & i wish Mashrafe gets back soon with his original form but can't say it will happen that way... Now what i can say is if Streak can make some difference to the fast bowling department of BD & mindset at the right time then there will be hardly any problem! all the best to Streak & BD!

Posted by Fogu on (May 27, 2014, 13:14 GMT)

Picking good coaches is only half the battle. We need to improve the infrastructure of our cricket and develop young talents who can push our starters. Currently we have 3/4 international qauality players in the national team and the rest need to develop further. Hopefully we can develop a few young ones who can elevate the status of BD.

Posted by Nahiyan018 on (May 27, 2014, 4:46 GMT)

Fair enough decision....BCB took a huge step to bring coaches in all departments. Hope that they appoint high level fielding and spin coach like JHONTY RODES and SHANE WARNE

Posted by Anil_Koshy on (May 27, 2014, 3:29 GMT)

Bangladesh need to find bowlers with good build up, apart from Mortaza, nobody else looks like a fast bowlers, they should learn few lessons from Pakistanis who always produce raw talent with strong build up.

Posted by neazahmed on (May 26, 2014, 19:32 GMT)

this is a good decision by BCB

Posted by Ammo666 on (May 26, 2014, 19:13 GMT)

I am not so happy with the BCB decision of making a ZIM'n former player Heath Streak as the bowling coach because for bowling coach my first choice would have been a former PAK'ni fast bowler coach even though to me Streak is still the best fast bowler ZIM ever produced so i hope he will pick more quality fast bowlers from BD & guide them enough well for example Taskin & Al Amin & few others those who are already in queue...& also polish this Rubel, Shafilu & Robiul..& i don't know why Nazmul is not in the national side being better than Rubel its just Nazmul is not a quick as Rubel & i wish Mashrafe gets back soon with his original form but can't say it will happen that way... Now what i can say is if Streak can make some difference to the fast bowling department of BD & mindset at the right time then there will be hardly any problem! all the best to Streak & BD!

Posted by 12345SS on (May 26, 2014, 18:12 GMT)

I think BD players need to sleep for long hours to clear their heads and they need to eat food that has lots of calcium. Good Luck and make sure you guys eat healthy food because it is very important for us to eat healthy food to keep fit and active.

Posted by 12345SS on (May 26, 2014, 18:02 GMT)

I still don't think BD will change.

Posted by   on (May 26, 2014, 15:46 GMT)

I think BD should hire Pakistani bowling coaches. There are so many ex pacers looking for work and Pakistan has always been producing A class quicks.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (May 26, 2014, 15:45 GMT)

BCB made some good choices recently. I am quiet to see how all these work out for us. the main problem our boys have is their minnow mentality. They still expect to lose against the top team. Few bad games and they give up. These coaches need to change it and it wont be easy. Anyway good luck to them and lets see how it works out

Posted by Shajadul on (May 26, 2014, 15:44 GMT)

Good choice...I hope Heath Streak will do a great job by training young bowlers for BD.

Posted by Rafelgibt on (May 26, 2014, 14:55 GMT)

Heath Streak is a very good pick and well done BCB for taking him for 2 years.He has the overall experience of playing international and country cricket for more than 12 years.He got 216 wickets in 65 Tests(Avg.- 28.14, Eco.-2.69) and 239 wickets in 189 ODIs (Avg.- 29.82, Eco.-4.51).Hope he would shape up our pacers like more international standard.Wishing him all the very best.

Posted by muvati11 on (May 26, 2014, 13:54 GMT)

Good for the Tigers. Another loss to Zim Cricket. Great to see Zimbabweans going places in international coaching though...Duncan Fletcher, Andy Flower, Grant Flower, Heath Streak and our very own Andy Waller. All the best to Heath - our fighter.

Posted by   on (May 26, 2014, 13:42 GMT)

Good choice. Best of luck tiger cricket team. We are always with you.

Posted by mainul079080 on (May 26, 2014, 12:48 GMT)

He was a wonderful bowler. But dont know how good he is as a coach.I wish him all the success.

Posted by tiger1984 on (May 26, 2014, 12:13 GMT)

grt decision ........a real fighter deserves his chance

Posted by CricketChat on (May 26, 2014, 11:59 GMT)

Streak is definitely a good choice. Himself a decent fast medium bowler, he will be able to guide BD pacers. My only concern is, how current Streak is on his coaching activities of late. Not sure if they already have one, but BCB should also engage a spin bowling coach even if it is on series by series basis.

Posted by Herath-UK on (May 26, 2014, 11:46 GMT)

The Guardian today screamed headlines 'Sri Lankan bowlers thrashed England'! Well one day Hathurusinghe will be trying his best for the same for BD.

Posted by BhaskarHajong on (May 26, 2014, 10:19 GMT)

Appreciable choice by BCB. Now bangla bowlers will become threatening like steyn and jontson on every condition and tigers will win the wc2015!!

Posted by   on (May 26, 2014, 9:52 GMT)

BCB find the right person to improve the skill of BD bowlers . Taskin , Al-amin, Rubel....... will get the biggest chance to improve their skill. Now we need a world class fielding Coach .

Posted by homo_sapiens on (May 26, 2014, 8:47 GMT)

Appreciable decision by BCB. Hope they'll also appoint a spinning coach like Saqlain and a fielding coach like Jonty.

Posted by real26_03 on (May 26, 2014, 8:14 GMT)

Excellent move by BCB. He really can help the Bangladeshi pacers!

Posted by   on (May 26, 2014, 7:54 GMT)

very good i was agree with BCB.....

Posted by   on (May 26, 2014, 7:23 GMT)

Good choice.

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