Zimbabwe National Cricket Team head coach Heath Streak is no stranger to Bangladesh as he stated that Bangladesh is home away from home for him during a press conference at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital on Saturday.
Heath has been a familiar face in Bangladesh cricket for his role as bowling coach for two years from 2014-2016. The strength and weaknesses of Bangladesh bowlers are known to him like the back of his hand. His insight is poised to become valuable for Zimbabwe team.He found himself at home in ease in the home of cricket in Bangladesh. “Coming to Dhaka feels like home away from home. It feels great. I have been here for two years. I am hoping for a good tri-nation series,” said Streak.
Apart from being acquainted with the players he is also well versed with Bangladesh technical director Khaled Mahmud Sujon and Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusingha courtesy of his stint as bowling coach of Bangladesh team.
“I have very amiable relationships with Hathurusingha and Sujon. I think that the series will be an all-round challenging series. Along with me Hathurusingha also knows Bangladesh players and condition very well which will create a competitive environment,” opined Heath.
Additionally, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has created the opportunity for a lot of foreign cricketers to experience and evolve according to the conditions present in Bangladesh. A lot of Sri Lankan and a handful of Zimbabwean players played in BPL among them many are part of their respective national squads which will take on in the tri-nation series.