Heath Hilton Streak
(born March 16, 1974 in Bulawayo
) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer
. He made his Test debut in Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan
1993/1994 making his mark by taking 8 wickets in the 2nd Test at Rawalpindi
(December 9–14, 1993). He won the Man of the series
award in that series taking 22 wickets at an average of 13.54.He bettered his best bowling figures in 1995 when Pakistan toured Zimbabwe taking 6/90 in the first Test at Harare
In 1995/96, Streak 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.
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.
He is the only Zimbabwean bowler to have taken over 100 Test wickets and one of only 2 Zimbabwean bowlers to have taken over 100 ODI wickets (the other being Grant Flower
). There is little doubt that he is the best bowler to have played for Zimbabwe, with the ability to extract seam movement at a lively pace on even the deadest of wickets.
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 captains his fellow exiled Anglo-African players from Zimbabwe in the Red Lions team, which plays charity games in England.
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