Streak preaches hard work

HARARE - Newly appointed Bangladesh national cricket team bowling coach, Heath Streak says hard work is his philosophy ahead of his official unveiling today.

The Zimbabwean, who was appointed last week, spoke to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official website yesterday.

“My philosophy is very simple. It is about working hard, playing harder and having no regrets when you finish each game,” said the former Zimbabwe cricket team captain

Streak, Zimbabwe’s all-time leading all-rounder with 4933 runs and 455 wickets in international cricket, penned a two-year contract with the BCB.

The Zimbabwean said the Tigers are now formidable Test playing nation and is very fond of the country.

“They have grown in experience and confidence with quality players coming through the ranks. Bangladesh have a much stronger player base to select from now,” he said.

“I see huge potential here. I will mainly concentrate on working on factors like consistency and mental strength which is required to perform under pressure at International Level.

“My first ever game for Zimbabwe was in Dhaka when I was only 19 and that was a very proud moment.”

The BCB were charmed by Streak’s vast experience in the Test arena and did not hesitate to appoint him when the post became available.

When the Tigers announced Streak’s appointment, BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said:

“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. He has told us that coaching was his passion and we really appreciate that kind of desire.”

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