Streak's next wish: To be coach of the Indian cricket team

Heath Streak, the former Zimbabwean fast bowler has expressed his desire to mentor the Indian Men\'s cricket team.

Published: 06th June 2016 06:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2016 04:40 PM   |  A+A-

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Having overseen the tremendous upturn in the Bangladesh cricket’s fortunes, Streak recently parted his ways with the Bangladesh Cricket Board. | (File Photo | AFP)

Heath Streak, the former Zimbabwean fast bowler has recently expressed his desire to mentor the Indian Men's national cricket team.

The pacer, who has a rich tally of 455 wickets in test and ODI format of the game, is also highly rated as a coach, having been part of Zimbabwe's coaching staff from 2009 to 2013. He was also Bangladesh's bowling coach from 2014 to 2016, resulting in the tremendous turn of fortunes for the Tigers in world cricket.

He has also been credited for the rise of a bunch of young Bangladeshi fast bowlers in form of Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman.

Having overseen the tremendous upturn in the Bangladesh cricket’s fortunes, Streak recently parted his ways with the Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Streak, who recently parted ways with the Bangladesh cricket, told about his wish of coaching the Indian team in an interview.

Indian team currently do not have any permanent coach, after Duncan Fletcher's resignation in 2015 and speculations are going around about the possible contenders.

The BCCI, which saw a splurge of changes recently, with Anurag Thakur taking over the organisation's helm as the President, issued the guidelines for the high-profile job.

Among those, one prominent clause has been the knowledge of Hindi and other regional languages.

Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and Sanjay Bangar, who handled the mentoring responsibilities of Indian team from post World Cup 2015 to the recently concluded World T20 2016, are all set to apply again for the job.

Also Sandip Patil, the present head of the Selection Committee has submitted his application for the coaching job.

Had Streak applied for the job, he would have been eligible for one of the most lucrative posts in cricket.

Streak, who was IPL side Gujarat Lions' bowling coach, also informed about his next move, working towards the head coaching position.

BCCI all set to pick the next coach of the Indian team at 24th June, ahead of the team's crucial West Indies tour next month.

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