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Shane Bond
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Shane Bond

New Zealand|Bowler
Shane Bond

INTL CAREER: 2001 - 2010

Full Name

Shane Edward Bond

Born

June 07, 1975, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

46y 6d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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.
Brydon Coverdale

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test183233721922876/5110/9922.093.4138.70751
ODI8280429530701476/196/1920.884.2829.20740
T20I2020465543253/183/1821.727.0018.60000
FC601026354782257/6624.343.2045.60121
List A135690350832146/196/1923.754.4132.20950
T2040409391109514/194/1921.747.0818.40100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1820716841*12.9243238.880020480
ODI82402229231*16.2238476.0400199150
T20I2083218*4.2021100.00002040
FC60702083010016.6012240
List A13570334984013.4500180
T2040146328*4.0031103.22002190
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Photos


Shane Bond took Sydney Thunder to the Knockout final in the recent season
Digvijay Deshmukh gets some bowling tips from Shane Bond
James Anderson has a chat with bowling consultant Shane Bond
Shane Bond worked as a bowling consultant with England on the 2017-18 Ashes tour
Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma and Shane Bond pose with the three IPL trophies
Shane Bond and Mahela Jayawardene watch the action from the dugout