Shane Bond Expresses Interest To Become England Fast Bowling Coach

Updated - 07 Nov 2019, 06:32 PM

Shane Bond. Credit: Twitter

Shane Bond was an asset of some tactical shrewdness while he was playing for the New Zealand cricket team. His exquisite appetite to break the flow of the opposition team by getting wickets has helped the team get through the toughest of challenges. His presence on the pitch always gave the team a cutting edge as the games were nothing short of a cliffhanger right up to the final ball.

Now, in the latest development, Shane Bond himself has expressed his desire to become the fast bowling coach of England despite the fact that he is holding the corresponding position for a limited period of time with his native New Zealand team. If appointed, it is going to be epochal years in the England assembly in the times to come.

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Shane Bond expresses his interest to become England fast bowling coach. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The former fast bowler was guiding New Zealand’s bowlers for two and a half years up until the journey of 2015 World Cup and is now assuming the job again for the last two Twenty20s against England. It was understood that the former paceman was not so excited about returning to the full-time role but was indeed willing to team up with England as fast bowling coach.

The role is now vacant in the wake of Chris Silverwood’s promotion to head coach. It should be noted that Darren Gough will ultimately work with the pace bowling group as a consultant before the Test series against New Zealand which starts later this month.

Shane Bond has retained a good relationship with England players

James Anderson, Shane Bond
Shane Bond has a chat with James Anderson. (Credit: Getty Images)

Shane Bond worked as a bowling consultant for England’s initial two Tests of the 2017/18 Ashes. After working for only a short stint, he has absorbed a great deal of understanding and relationship with the players. When asked whether he would be interested to take charge full-time as England fast bowling coach, Bond replied with a beaming smile.

“Yeah definitely. I think you look at everything that’s put in front of you wherever the opportunities come up. There was a massive clearing of the decks after the World Cup and coaches moved not only in the franchise world but in the international world as well.

I know all the English players: Shane Bond

“Whatever you’re doing as a coach, you want something that’s going to excite you, hopefully, make you better, present a different opportunity – I think you look at everything that comes across your door. I know all the English guys, I caught up with them in Christchurch when they came down for their pre-season tournament, I really enjoyed being with the team and liked the guys,” he signed off.


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