[caption id="attachment_693430" align="alignleft" width="300"]<img class="size-full wp-image-693430" alt="Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak AFP (file photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/streak.jpg" width="300" height="446" /> Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak AFP (file photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Current <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/zimbabwe">Zimbabwe </a> coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/heath-streak">Heath Streak</a> has been appointed bowling coach by Indian Premier League (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL">IPL</a>) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/KKR">KKR</a>). He will take over responsibilities from the outgoing Laxmipathy Balaji, who will join Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a similar capacity. Streak was earlier appointed bowling coach of Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 and 2017 season. <p></p> <p></p>Streak joins the likes of Simon Katich and Jacques Kallis as part of the backroom staff for KKR. Speaking to the <em>Sportstar </em>Streak sounded excited about working with Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi said: They really look technically sound, so for me, it is about giving them good tactical support and helping them out. Playing at the U-19 World Cup is very different from playing in the IPL against highly-experienced players. <p></p> <p></p>They have got the skills and resources to be able to do that; it's just helping them make smart decisions, especially under pressure. That's what it is all about -- playing in the big league." <p></p> <p></p>He about opened about working with newly-appointed KKR skipper, Dinesh Karthik, who he had worked with during Lions' stint. He said: DK is a lovely guy and he's got a very astute cricket brain. He is a very open-minded guy, and is open to listening. The best thing is he loves the game, loves talking about it and he was a good friend in the two years we had spent at Gujarat Lions."