Heath Streak named Bangladesh bowling coach

Reuters| Last Updated: May 26, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Bangladesh have appointed former Zimbabwe test captain Heath Streak as a specialist bowling coach after agreeing on a two-year contract, the local cricket board (BCB) said on Monday.

The 40-year-old Streak, who played in 65 test matches and 189 one-dayers, had been Zimbabwe`s bowling coach from 2009-13 and will join Bangladesh prior to next month`s three-match ODI series against India.

"I look forward to the challenge of working with the Tigers and thank BCB for the opportunity," the former all-rounder said in a statement.

"It is exciting for me to be back into the international coaching arena again. It is my passion to coach at an elite level and I hope I can bring my experience as a former player and coach to the Bangladeshi bowlers."

Earlier this month, former Sri Lanka batsman Chandika Hathurusingha was named as head coach of the Bangladesh national side.