Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak passes away at the age of 49

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Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak passed away at the age of 49 due to colon and liver cancer on 3rd September 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • Heath Streak is known for his skills as a fast bowler.

  • Zimbabwe's all-time leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 216 wickets at an average of 28.14.

  • Scored 1,990 runs in Test matches at an average of 22.35.

  • In ODIs, Streak took 239 wickets at 29.82 and scored 2,943 runs at 28.29.

  • Represented Zimbabwe in 65 Tests and 189 ODIs from 1993 to 2005.

  • Streak established the Heath Streak Academy in 2014 to support cricket development in Zimbabwe.

About Zimbabwe

  • It is officially known as the Republic of Zimbabwe, located in Southern Africa.

  • It is a landlocked country, situated between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers.

  • Zimbabwe is bordered by South Africa to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Zambia to the north, and Mozambique to the east.

  • Capital and largest city - Harare

  • President - Emmerson Mnangagwa

  • Vice-President - Constantino Chiwenga

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