Shane Edward Bond (born 7 June 1975) is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer and present bowling coach of Mumbai Indians, described as "New Zealand's best fast bowler since Sir Richard Hadlee". He represented New Zealand in Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket and played for Canterbury in New Zealand domestic cricket and Warwickshire in English domestic cricket. A right-arm fast bowler, his fastest recorded delivery was clocked at 156.4 km/h against India in the 2003 World Cup.
|Full name||Shane Edward Bond|
|Born||7 June 1975|
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
|Nickname||James Bond, Bondy, 007|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Test debut (cap 216)||22 November 2001 v Australia|
|Last Test||24 November 2009 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 124)||11 January 2002 v Australia|
|Last ODI||13 March 2010 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||27|
|T20I debut (cap 13)||21 October 2005 v South Africa|
|Last T20I||10 May 2010 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|2010||Kolkata Knight Riders|
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2010
Bond's career was plagued with injuries, chiefly recurring stress fractures of the back. He had surgery in 2004 to try to prevent further injury, but it was only partially successful. In later years he suffered back problems, knee injuries and an abdominal tear. These problems, in conjunction with a late start to his fully professional cricket career, 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 before he 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. In January 2010, Bond was selected to play in the 3rd season of the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. On 13 May 2010 he retired from all forms of the game and did not play in the 4th season of Indian Premier League. Brydon Coverdale on Cricinfo described him as New Zealand's best fast bowler.