[caption id="attachment_811851" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-811851" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Heath-Streak-Zimbabwe-Twitter.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="421" /> Heath Streak, 44, who played 65 Tests and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe, will join the county side for their pre-season camp at Abu Dhabi. @ Twitter[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/zimbabwe/">Zimbabwe</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/heath-streak/">Heath Streak</a> on Thursday was appointed as the bowling coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/somerset">Somerset</a>. According to a report in <em>ESPNCricinfo</em>, Streak, 44, who played 65 Tests and 189 ODIs for Zimbabwe, will join the county side for their pre-season camp at Abu Dhabi. "I'm excited to work with such an exciting group of bowlers during the pre-season campaign," Streak said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/azhar-ali-is-set-for-somerset-return-770421">Azhar Ali set for Somerset return</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"Somerset has a rich history and I hope to impart some of what I've learnt as both a player and coach onto these men so that the club continues to grow in success." <p></p> <p></p>Streak, who was sacked as head coach by Zimbabwe Cricket after their failure to qualify for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2015">ICC World Cup 2015</a>, has played first-class cricket for Matabeleland, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/hampshire">Hampshire</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/warwickshire">Warwickshire</a>, where he has scored 5684 runs and taking 499 wickets. He has also had coaching stints with Kolkata Knight Riders, Matabeleland Tuskers, Bangladesh, Scotland and Zimbabwe. <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Somerset have signed up Stuart Barnes, the former England Young Lions, Surrey and Bangladesh bowling coach, who will coach their bowlers for their upcoming Royal London One-Day Cup campaign. <p></p> <p></p>"Heath has a vast amount of playing and coaching experience at both international and domestic levels, including with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kolkata-knight-riders">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> in the IPL," Somerset director Andy Hurry said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/t20-blast-2018-sussex-beat-somerset-to-set-up-summit-clash-against-worcestershire-745923">Sussex beat Somerset to set up summit clash against Worcestershire</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"Stuart will be working with our bowlers throughout the duration of the Royal London One-Day Cup and will also be supporting the development of our bowlers in the 2nd XI team within this timeframe. <p></p> <p></p>"Both coaches are extremely well respected within the game and have a rich mixture of experience, both internationally and domestically. Their appointment provides our experienced and developing bowlers with a fantastic opportunity to tap into their extensive knowledge."