Shane Bond

Country: New Zealand
Born: June 07, 1975, Christchurch, Canterbury
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Shane Bond Bio

Shane Edward Bond, born on June 7, 1975, in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a retired professional cricketer who is best known for his remarkable bowling skills. Throughout his career, Bond’s aggressive and fearsome pace, combined with his unfortunate string of injuries, made him a formidable force on the cricket field.

Bond emerged as one of New Zealand’s most promising pace bowlers in the post-Hadlee era. He possessed a rare ability to generate incredible speed, with deliveries clocking in at over 150 kilometers per hour. His lightning-fast ball, coupled with his sharp inswing, made him a nightmare for any batsman facing him.

Despite his immense talent, Bond’s career was marred by a series of injuries that plagued him throughout his time on the cricket field. One of the most serious setbacks occurred in 2003 when he suffered a debilitating back problem, which forced him to take a hiatus from the game for nearly two years. During this time, he underwent surgery to fuse his spine with titanium wire, a testament to his unwavering determination to continue playing the sport that he loved.

Throughout his career, Bond battled various injuries, including knee and foot problems, but his passion for cricket remained unyielding. Although his injuries constantly interrupted his playing time, Bond’s competitive nature constantly drove him to deliver exceptional performances whenever he had the opportunity.

Bond’s prowess on the field was particularly evident in his matches against Australia. He had a remarkable record against them, taking 44 ODI wickets at an impressive average of 15.79. In fact, Bond famously dismissed Australian batting legend Ricky Ponting in all of their first six ODIs against each other. His incredible skill was highlighted in the 2003 World Cup when he produced a memorable performance, taking 6 for 23 against the eventual champions.

Despite his remarkable achievements, Bond’s career took an unexpected turn when he signed with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2008. This decision led to his exclusion from international cricket for two years, causing a temporary interruption in his professional journey. However, he made a triumphant comeback in late 2009, delivering a match-winning performance in the Dunedin Test against Pakistan.

Unfortunately, the toll of his injuries eventually caught up with him, and within a year of his return, Bond made the difficult decision to retire from all forms of the game. His body had endured enough, and it was time for him to bid farewell to the sport that defined his life.

Although his career was marred by injuries, Shane Bond will always be remembered as one of New Zealand’s finest pace bowlers. With his incredible speed, deadly inswing, and unwavering determination, he left an indelible mark on the cricketing world. Despite the setbacks he faced, Bond’s fierce love for the game and his relentless competitive spirit will forever remain an inspiration to aspiring cricketers around the world.

Shane Bond Career Stats

Shane Bond Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 20 7 168 41* 12.92 432 38.88 0 0 20 4 8 0
T20Is 20 8 3 21 8* 4.2 21 100 0 0 2 0 4 0
ODIs 82 40 22 292 31* 16.22 384 76.04 0 0 19 9 15 0
FC 60 70 20 830 100 16.6 - - 1 2 - - 24 0
List A 135 70 33 498 40 13.45 - - 0 0 - - 18 0
T20s 40 14 6 32 8* 4 31 103.22 0 0 2 1 9 0

Shane Bond Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 18 32 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.41 38.7 7 5 1
T20Is 20 20 465 543 25 3/18 3/18 21.72 7 18.6 0 0 0
ODIs 82 80 4295 3070 147 6/19 6/19 20.88 4.28 29.2 7 4 0
FC 60 - 10263 5478 225 7/66 - 24.34 3.2 45.6 - 12 1
List A 135 - 6903 5083 214 6/19 6/19 23.75 4.41 32.2 9 5 0
T20s 40 40 939 1109 51 4/19 4/19 21.74 7.08 18.4 1 0 0

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