Full name Shane Edward Bond Born June 7, 1975, Christchurch, Canterbury Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Warwickshire Batting style Right-hand bat Bowling style Right Arm fast
The best bowler in the New Zealand side today, Shane Bond's greatness is assured as long as his injuries do not play spoilsport. He is the quickest bowler from New Zealand to take 50 wickets and also has the best bowling figures of 6 for 22 against rivals Australia.
Shane Bond's injuries have made him sit out the entire 2003 season, even a county stint with Warwickshire had to be shelved. In 2004, having received a go-ahead from the fitness test, Shane Bond was picked for the tour of England. Cruel as his luck was, Shane Bond had to cut short his tour and return home after his back injury resurfaced.
Shane Bond made a brave comeback again in 2005, against Zimbabwe. He took 13 wickets at an average of 9.23 in the series, including 10 for 99- his first ten-wicket haul in a test match.
Shane Bond is among the quickest bowlers in the world. His in-swinging yorker elicits healthy respect from batsmen all over.
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