Zimbabwe cricket team’s bowling spearhead in the 1990s and early 2000s, Heath Streak claimed more than 450 Internationals wickets. Accuracy, and on top of that out-swinging ability, made him one of the best during his time. Besides bowling exploits, he was a useful lower-order bat who rescued Zimbabwe many a time.
Streaky, Bacon, Beefy
Former Zimbabwe Cricketer, Cricket Coach
Date of Birth:
16 March 1974
Age (as on 2018):
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Falcon College, Bulawayo
Denis Streak (Former first-class cricketer)
1 December 1993 vs Pakistan
10 November 1993 vs South Africa
Zimbabwe, Africa XI, Ahmedabad Rockets, Hampshire, Matabeleland, Warwickshire
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
Career Turning Point
The first Zimbabwean to reach 100 Test wickets.
Highest wicket-taker for Zimbabwe in Tests and ODIs.
Dennis Lillee, Ian Botham, Barry Richards, Richard Hadlee, Glenn McGrath, James Anderson
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Son – Harry Streak
Awards and recognitions
Heath Streak claimed in an interview in The Observer that he was faced with moral challenges in captaining Zimbabwe. He said he was asked to falsely tell white players that they were not talented enough and were to be replaced by black players.
Lesser Known Facts
Steak played rugby during his early years but switched to cricket in teenage.
Heath Streak played for Zimbabwe in Under-19 before making his International debut.
Streak completed apprenticeship as a learner professional hunter and has a licence as a bush guide.