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Heath Streak, 49-year-old Zimbabwean cricketer, is no more: was battling cancer for a long time, was the bowling coach of Kolkata Riders in 2018

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Heath Streak’s international career spanned 12 years.

Veteran Zimbabwean cricketer Heath Streak passed away at the age of 49. The former Zimbabwe captain was fighting a battle with cancer for a long time. Streak is among the greatest Zimbabwean cricketers of all time.

Heath Streak’s international career spanned 12 years. He also captained Zimbabwe between 2000 and 2004.

Played more than 250 international matches
The Zimbabwean all-rounder Streak represented Zimbabwe in 65 Tests and 189 ODIs, scoring 4933 runs and taking 455 wickets for his country in both formats.

The streak is to date the only Zimbabwean player to have scored 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests and 2000 runs and 200 wickets in ODIs.

Made international debut against Pakistan in 1993
Streak made his international debut in 1993 against Pakistan. He made his debut in the first Test played in Karachi. Streak took 8 wickets in the second test played in Rawalpindi. Streak retired from international cricket in October 2005.

Only Test century against West Indies
All-rounder Heath Streak scored 1990 Tests while 2943 ODI runs. An innings of 127 against the West Indies at Harare was the only century of his Test career.

KKR’s bowling coach was also
After retirement, Streak served as the coach of Bangladesh. He was also the bowling coach of two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2018.

Ashwin expressed grief
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also reacted to Streak’s death. Ashwin tweeted, ‘Heath Streak is no more. Sad, very sad.

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