Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak dies at the age of 49

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak, a prominent figure in Zimbabwean cricket, tragically passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 49 years old. Streak’s contributions to Zimbabwe cricket are significant, having represented his country in 65 Test matches and 189 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) from 1993 to 2005.
During his international career, Streak showcased his skills as both a bowler and a batsman. In Test cricket, he took 216 wickets, making him the highest wicket-taker for Zimbabwe in the format. Additionally, he scored 1990 runs, which included one century and 11 half-centuries.
In ODIs, Streak’s bowling prowess was equally impressive. He claimed 239 wickets, once again holding the record for the most wickets taken by a Zimbabwean in this format. With the bat, he accumulated 2943 runs, accompanied by 13 half-centuries.