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    Heath Streak - Under rated?

    I remember the days when Heath Streak was one of the best bowlers in the world.

    He was always steady, and held his own in a team that was going backwards more often than not.

    His career record http://content-nz.cricinfo.com/zimba...yer/55761.html suggests a very good player and he is still doing the business for Warwickshire, with not much hope of playing for Zimbabwe again.

    What are your impressions of Heath Streak and do you feel he was underrated?

    Mine would be him slamming Craig McMillan all around Eden Park in this game (strangely his batting, not his bowling), http://nz.cricinfo.com/link_to_datab...07JAN2001.html

    And I feel he was under rated. Like Stuart MacGill (who people say "if only he was from a different country" about), imagine if Heath had played for another country.

    Just feeling reminiscent about Zimbabwe cricket, that's all
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirjeremy11
    Mine would be him slamming Craig McMillan all around Eden Park in this game (strangely his batting, not his bowling), http://nz.cricinfo.com/link_to_datab...07JAN2001.html
    OMG, Styris opened the bowling in that game!

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    Anyone who takes 200 Test wickets, and even moreso at under 30, is a top class player. Let alone doing it under the circumstances he has - not only politically, but being a one man attack for much of the time, and having to (attempt to) rescue his side with the bat multitudes of times.

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    yeah I think Streak is hugley under rated...he would have been a real handful if he had have kept his pace from 10 years ago
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    Heath was a top class cricketer but because he came from Zimbabwe he didn't get the kind of exposure around the world that other cricketers do and has come to be underated.
    Really impressive allround statistics especially in ODI's.

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    Hes never been under-rated to me. Hes a great bowler

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    He's in my all-time eleven. I just like his grit and courage, how he never lets go even when his team is practically a lost cause. He was and still is a reliable performer with bat and ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chooka_nick
    He's in my all-time eleven. I just like his grit and courage, how he never lets go even when his team is practically a lost cause. He was and still is a reliable performer with bat and ball.
    He isn't in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Anyone who takes 200 Test wickets, and even moreso at under 30, is a top class player. Let alone doing it under the circumstances he has - not only politically, but being a one man attack for much of the time, and having to (attempt to) rescue his side with the bat multitudes of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    He isn't in mine.

    Fair enough. I like different cricketers than 95% of the population.

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    Top Cricketer. And yes he was vastly underrater because he played for Zimbabwe. If he played for a team like India he would have been the second biggest star after Tendulkar..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    Top Cricketer. And yes he was vastly underrater because he played for Zimbabwe. If he played for a team like India he would have been the second biggest star after Tendulkar..
    and Ganguly ... and Dravid ... and Sehwag ... and Kumble ... and of course AA
    But yeah, he didn't get the credit he deserved because he played for the wrong team.

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    i think he got a lot of credit because he played for an otherwise star-shorn team like zimbabwe...he and andy flower and maybe houghton before them were the only real stars...but yeah excellent bowler and cricketer.....
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    well i think people assumed that since he's from zimbabwe, he can't possibly be as good as he seems.

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    Both Streak and Flower are extremely under-rated for mine.
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