Ultimate XI ODI Profile: Shane Bond

By June 04, 2020
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Shane Bond could have been the greatest bowler New Zealand ever produced had he the body for it. Unfortunately, the fearsome quick spent much of his time in international cricket on the injury table, but when he was fit, he was a problem for opposition batsmen the world over.

And that was largely his problem. Bond, who had to have titanium wire fused to his spine and had to manage numerous other issues with his knees and feet, would not slow down and take any intensity out of his deliveries.

Bowling at 150 kph and upward can take its toll on the body. But for batsmen, it meant a ball fighting the friction of the air around it and swinging when it was three-quarters of the way to you. At that pace, there is not much adjusting that can be done.

Bond would help New Zealand to the semi-final of the World Cup in 2007 but even before that his 6-23 against Australia four years earlier in Hobart was a wonderful example of the devastation he could wreak.

 

Career Statistics

Full name: Shane Edward Bond

Born: June 7, 1975 (44), Christchurch, Canterbury

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

 

ODI Career:   New Zealand (2002-2010)

Mat    Inns    Balls     Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ     SR      4w     5w    10w

82         80     4295     3070      147    6/19    6/19      20.88   4.28      29.2     7        4       0

 

Career Highlights

  • Fastest New Zealander to reach the 100-wicket mark in ODIs
  • 3rd fastest ever to reach the 100-wicket mark in ODIs
  • Collected 147 wickets in 82 ODIs at an average of 20.88
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