Bond retired from test cricket last December in order to prolong his injury-hit career in limited over cricket. However, now he has decided to quit playing anymore competitive cricket as his body was not giving required assistance. The pacer has also confirmed he would not play in IPL too.
Shane Bond, who turns 35 in June, represented
Shane Bond played only 18 tests during his tumultuous career, but his 87 wickets at 22.09 gives the hint of his quality as a pacer.
However, Bond could show his best in 50-over format where he represented the Black Caps in 82 matches and bagged 147 wickets at an impressive average of 20.88 maintaining an economy rate of 4.28 which is enviable for a pacer today. He achieved his career-best figure 6 for 21 against
Playing 20 twenty20 internationals for
In 2007, Shane Bond decided to join rebel cricket league ICL in
In 2009, he returned to international circuit and started playing for
In his short career, Shane Bond proved himself as a match-winning bowler for