January 20, 1997
Fair first-class debut
Makes his first-class debut
for Canterbury against Central Districts in Rangiora. Takes 2 for 42 in his first bowling effort; his first victim is his future New Zealand team-mate Mathew Sinclair.
November 22, 2001
Worst team to debut against
Enters the Test arena against an imposing Australia, who pile on 8 for 558 dec. in Hobart
. Traps Steve Waugh lbw for 0, but finishes with unflattering figures of 1 for 135.
Shorter format, snappier debut
Has a more successful ODI debut
, with 3 for 53 as New Zealand successfully defend 199. Has Mark Waugh caught behind in his first over. A month later, finishes the VB Series as the leading wicket-taker with 21 at 16.38.
March 11, 2003
Leading attack in World Cup
Rattles through the Australia top order and finishes with 6 for 23 in a World Cup Super Sixes match
, only to see his side lose as Brett Lee is in devastating form, too. Later ends the tournament as New Zealand's leading wicket-taker, with 17 at 17.94.
May 11, 2003
Good news before a bad, bad news
Beats Geoff Allott by one game to become the fastest New Zealander to 50 ODI wickets when he bowls Faisal Iqbal in his 27th ODI
- in Dambulla in the Bank Alfalah Cup. Sustains a back injury during the game, leading to major surgery and a two-year lay-off from international cricket.
March 19-22, 2005
Recovery on track
Proves he can be a useful lower-order batsman, striking a first-class century for Canterbury against Northern Districts in Christchurch
. Follows his 100 with five wickets for good measure as his recovery continues.
August 15-17, 2005
Back with a bang
On his first international tour in two years, secures his first 10-wicket haul in a Test, with 6 for 51 and 4 for 48 against a wobbly Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
. When he has Brendan Taylor caught behind he reaches 50 wickets in his 12th Test, making him the quickest New Zealander to the mark.
August 26, 2005
Back to Bulawayo
Days later takes 6 for 19 against India
, bettering his own best and setting a new record for the best figures in an ODI by a New Zealander. Is a replacement in the match for Nathan Astle, under the now obsolete Supersub rule.
March 12-13, 2006
Stops West Indies securing what looks like a certain victory when he takes 5 for 69 in the final innings of the Auckland Test
. His victims include Brian Lara, bowled first ball, and New Zealand win by 27 runs. Chasing 291 West Indies are 1 for 157 at one stage, before he strikes.
Is forced home from the tour of South Africa with a knee injury that keeps him out of action for several months.
January 14, 2007
Power of three
Removes Cameron White, Andrew Symonds and Nathan Bracken in the 50th over in Hobart
to become the second New Zealand bowler to take an ODI hat-trick.
January 23, 2007
Sprints to 100
With Monty Panesar's wicket in Adelaide, his 54th match
, becomes the fastest New Zealander to reach 100 ODI wickets and the second fastest of all time, behind Saqlain Mushtaq.
Another World Cup semi-final
Collects 13 wickets at the World Cup in the West Indies as New Zealand reach a semi-final
, but has an off day as Sri Lanka knock them out. Takes 1 for 59 in his 10 overs.
September 10, 2007
Is selected in ICC's ODI Team of the Year
November 10, 2007
Breaks down during the Wanderers Test
, and is ruled out of the rest of the tour of South Africa. The abdominal tear doesn't heal in time for next month's Chappell-Hadlee series either.
January 6, 2008
A league of his own
After continuous speculation, the Indian Cricket League (ICL) confirms
that Bond had joined the league. Twenty days later, NZC terminate his New Zealand contract. Says he joined ICL to secure his and his family's future.
April 16, 2008
Pariah can play
Banned from all official cricket, and after a long tussle and period of uncertainty, finally makes his Hampshire debut
, takes seven Sussex wickets for 66 on the first day, his best figures in first-class cricket..
July 7, 2009
Some way back
Although he has played for Canterbury in the domestic season, there has till now been no way back for him to New Zealand back. Then comes the BCCI's amnesty scheme, welcoming back players who sever ties with ICL. Turns out NZC is eager to have him back, giving him a national contract
right away, and on this day selecting
him for the ODI leg of the tour of Sri Lanka.
September 2, 2009
We've been expecting you
Finally gets to wear a New Zealand cap again, in a Twenty20 against Sri Lanka
in Colombo. Is hit for four boundaries in his first over back, but goes for just 11 in his next three as New Zealand win by three runs.
November 24-28, 2009
Lethal in whites
In his first Test
in more than two years, bowls New Zealand to victory against Pakistan, taking 5 for 107 and 3 for 46. Rolls back the years with consistent sharp pace, bouncers, inswing and legcutters. Tears an abdominal muscle by the end of it, and is ruled out for the rest of the series.
December 23, 3009
Bye bye, whites
The dreaded declaration arrives. Announces retirement from Tests: "Unfortunately my body just won't let me continue to play at that level, given the workload and demands of Test cricket." With 87 wickets from just 18 Tests to his name, he is the biggest loss of our times.
May 14, 2010
Retirement from all cricket
After New Zealand's exit from the ICC World Twenty20, Bond returns home and announces his decision
to stay away from all cricket, including the shorter formats.