Full name Shane Edward Bond
Born June 7, 1975, Christchurch, Canterbury
Current age 41 years 54 days
Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Delhi Giants, Hampshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Warwickshire
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Hobart, Nov 22-26, 2001 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Nov 24-28, 2009 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2002 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 13, 2010 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v New Zealand at Gros Islet, May 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dunedin, Nov 24-28, 2009 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 13, 2010 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||England v New Zealand at Gros Islet, May 10, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/33||Sagittarius||v Arabians||Dubai (DSC)||11 Feb 2016||Other T20|
|1, 0/32||Sagittarius||v Leo Lions||Sharjah||6 Feb 2016||Other T20|
|0/43, 12*||Sagittarius||v Arabians||Sharjah||5 Feb 2016||Other T20|
|2/11||Sagittarius||v Libra Lngds||Sharjah||4 Feb 2016||Other T20|
|3/22||Sagittarius||v Virgo SKings||Dubai (DSC)||29 Jan 2016||Other T20|
|2/29||New Zealand||v England||Gros Islet||10 May 2010||T20I # 172|
|1/28||New Zealand||v Pakistan||Bridgetown||8 May 2010||T20I # 167|
|0/33||New Zealand||v South Africa||Bridgetown||6 May 2010||T20I # 164|
|0/20||New Zealand||v Zimbabwe||Providence||4 May 2010||T20I # 159|
|2/35||New Zealand||v Sri Lanka||Providence||30 Apr 2010||T20I # 151|
Fast, fearsome and frustratingly fragile, Shane Bond will be remembered as much for his misfortune with injuries as for his wonderful ability. Bond was New Zealand's best pace bowler in the post-Hadlee era, but missed more games than he played.
At times it seemed less like injuries interrupting Bond's career as Bond's occasional cricket matches interrupting his downtime. The most serious was a back problem in 2003 that led to nearly two years out and an operation in which his spine was fused with titanium wire. There were also various issues with knees, feet and other body parts, but Bond's desire to play could never be questioned. Some of the trouble came from his unwillingness to reduce his intensity; had he been happy to drop his pace and take things easier, he might have played more cricket.
That he didn't take that path said much about his competitive nature; the game always lifted a notch when he had the ball. His athletic action was geared towards inswing and his 150-plus kph efforts meant the ball would swing late. Toe-crushing yorkers were a specialty and he feasted on the world's best batsmen; Ricky Ponting fell to Bond in all of the first six ODIs they played against each other. Bond always lifted against Australia, and it was a sign of his great skill that he took 44 ODI wickets at 15.79 against them. That included a hat-trick in Hobart in 2006-07 and one of Bond's personal favourites, his 6 for 23 against the eventual champions in the 2003 World Cup.
He helped New Zealand to a World Cup semi-final four years later, before signing with the ICL, which led to his being ostracised from international cricket for two years. He returned in late 2009 with enough fuel for one final match-winning performance in the Dunedin Test against Pakistan, but within a year had retired from all forms of the game as his body told him enough was enough.
New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2002
New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2006
New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2007
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"