Shane Bond added to New Zealand’s coaching staff


Auckland: New Zealand have added pace legend Shane Bond to their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign but this time as a member of their coaching staff.

Bond has joined New Zealand as a fourth coach for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October-November and the three-game T20I series against India that follows it.

“The fourth coach for me is an opportunity to bring in different voices to the environment and we’ve used it in a whole host of ways in the past,” head coach Gary Stead said.

“Shane is someone who always adds value and we’re delighted to have him on board,” he added.

Bond has been Blackcaps bowling coach from 2012-2015 and was involved in a 2019 T20I series against England. He has also spent stints in charge of New Zealand A.

Bond played 18 Tests, 82 ODIs and 20 T20Is for New Zealand in his playing days, enjoying plenty of success on the field despite persistent injuries.

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