Shane Bond keen on becoming the English bowling coach
Former Kiwi fast bowler Shane Bond has showed his interest in becoming England bowling coach as at present, there presents a vacant position in the bowling coach sector following Chris Silverwood’s promotion to head coach.
Bond had radically changed New Zealand’s pace bowling in his times. In a few days, he made his mark in international cricket with his lethal pace and swing. Bond is now working as a bowling consultant for New Zealand in the ongoing T20 series against England.
Bond said of his interest in becoming a bowling coach of this English team, “You will definitely look to the fact when the opportunity comes to you. After the World Cup, there has been a vacancy in coaching positions, from teams to franchisees.”
The former Kiwi pacer has kept up a decent affinity with the England chain of command and his insight into conditions in his country offers clear intrigue. He also worked with England during 2017-18 Ashes as a Kookaburra-ball specialist. So he knows England very well, “I know the English very well. I met them at Christchurch at the pre-season tournament. It’s nice to be with them.”
If you want to work as a coach you need something enjoyable. Otherwise, the coaching profession becomes monotonous. Bond said the same thing and also hinted out about the job of England bowling coach. “Whatever you do as a coach, you have to have something that excites you, makes you more confident. I think you should look for the one that knocks on your door,” he said.
Bond has an abundance of experience in the field of coaching since his retirement in 2010. He has done bowling coach jobs with different teams, including the Mumbai Indians, and remarkably with New Zealand at the 2015 World Cup as they surged into the final.
The Kiwi has additionally been a coach to different individual bowlers, including Australia speedy James Pattinson in recent times after the Victorian had a similar spine medical procedure that Bond experienced to draw out his playing career.
Recently he had worked as an assistant coach of Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League (BBL). After gaining success with Brisbane Heat, he had been named as the head coach of Sydney Thunder for the upcoming season. That won’t create problem for him as the next season of BBL is scheduled to start on December 17. And England’s tour of New Zealand will conclude on December 3 with two-match test series.