T20 World Cup: New Zealand rope in Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond for T20 WC- Former fast bowler Shane Bond will join the New Zealand camp as one of their coaches for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. Bond joins head coach Gary Stead, batting coach Luke Ronchi and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen in the coaching set-up and will be a valuable addition to the side given his coaching credentials. The 46-year-old has garnered experience from a variety of leagues over the globe and will be part of the Mumbai Indians coaching set-up for the IPL 2021 Phase 2.
Shane Bond will return for his second stint as coach of the New Zealand team as he was added as a fourth coach for the upcoming T20 World Cup and the tour of India. Bond had a three-year tenure as bowling coach and has previously worked with New Zealand A and the women’s team. He’ll be joining the New Zealand camp straight from the IPL 2021 Phase 2, which will also be played in the UAE before the T20 WC.
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Of Shane Bond’s appointment, head coach Gary Stead said, “Shane’s been in our environment before and understands what we’re about. Being in the UAE (with the IPL) immediately prior to the world cup … he’ll hopefully bring some tactical insight into what’s been happening in the competition.”
Stead added, “He’ll be an extra set of hands especially around the bowlers, working with the spin and the pace bowlers and developing their plans in a tournament that moves pretty quick – so we need to be one step ahead of other teams. Shane’s been working away with New Zealand players for a long time and he’s been involved in our recent camps so it’s been good for him to reacquaint himself with our guys. He’s held in high regard and I know he’ll bring a lot of knowledge and opinions to the group.”
Shane Bond has been one of the constants in the Mumbai Indians set up over the years, as the franchise have dominated the IPL for the last decade. The 46-year-old joined the Mumbai Indians set up in 2015 and has won four titles during his time there, and has had an immense role in nurturing the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and others.