Shane Edward Bond born 7 June 1975 in Christchurch, New Zealandwas a New Zealand cricketer, described as "New Zealand's best fast bowler since Sir Richard HadleeHe has represented New Zealand in Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket as well as playing for Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket and Warwickshire in English domestic cricket. Bond is a right-arm fast bowler.
Bond's career was plagued with injuries, chiefly recurring stress fractures of the back. He had surgery in 2004 to try to prevent further injurybut it was only partially successful. In recent years he has suffered back problems, knee injuries and an abdominal tear. These problems, in conjunction with a late start to his fully professional cricket career, have limited his appearances in both international and domestic cricket. Since his debut in the 2001/02 season, he only managed to appear in 18 Test matches for New Zealand. Bond retired from Test cricket in December 2009 at the age of 34
His international career also suffered a hiatus of 18 months, due to Bond's involvement with the Delhi Giants in, the 'rebel' Indian Cricket League during March 2008, which caused the New Zealand cricket board to terminate his central contract in January 2008.However, in June 2009 Bond severed ties with the rebel league and declared himself available to be selected for the national side once again. January 2010, Bond was selected to play in the 3rd season of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. As of 13 May 2010 he has since retired from all forms of the game and is not planning to continue in the 4th season of Indian Premier League
* 1 Playing style
* 2 Domestic career
* 3 International career
o 3.1 2001/02 tour of Australia
o 3.2 2002 tour of the West Indies
o 3.3 2003 World Cup
o 3.4 Major injury woes
o 3.5 Return against India
o 3.6 Defection to ICL
o 3.7 Hampshire
o 3.8 Return to official ranks
o 3.9 Return to International Cricket
* 4 Achievements and Awards
o 4.1 Test 5-Wicket Hauls
o 4.2 One Day International 5 Wicket Innings
* 5 Retirement from Test Cricket
* 6 Retirement
* 7 IPL
* 8 Personal life
* 9 Back as Coach
* 10 Autobiography
* 11 References
* 12 External links
Bond was a fast bowler capable of regularly bowling at speeds in excess of 145 km/h. He was first recorded breaking the 150 km/h barrier in the 2001/02 season. In contrast to some other fully fast bowlers, Bond combines pace with control and accuracy, assets which have seen him find success in all forms of the game.
Limiting the statistics to players who have bowled at least 1000 balls, he holds the record for the best strike rate 27.5 in ODI'sand has the third best average 19.32 In Tests, limiting the statistics to player who have bowled at least 2000 balls, his Test strike rate, 38.9 currently ranks fourth in the all-time listand his average 22.39 currently sits at second amongst current players.Amongst current players who have bowled over 2000 balls in Tests, only Muttiah Muralitharan has a better average. Bond's Test and ODI bowling averages are superior to that of both Stuart Clark and Dale Steyn, who are currently the leading fast bowlers of Australia and South Africa respectively.
Bond usually bats quite far down the batting order, at number nine or later, but he is capable of slogging some quick runs towards the end of an innings.
Domestic careerShane Bond