Shane Bond to replace Damien Wright as New Zealand bowling coach

Shane Bond took 87 wickets from 18 Tests for New Zealand Getty Images

Wellington: Aug 30, 2012

Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has expressed his willingness to take up the role of bowling coach with the national team after current coach Damien Wright’s tenure comes to an end after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

“I am interested in the role, but I want to know more,” Bond told Fairfax NZ News. “There’s not much else to say really, until I see a job description.”

Former Australian coach and current director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) John Buchanan seemed keen on giving Bond’s name a serious thought.

“We’ll go through the advertising process,” Buchanan said. “We’re aware that Damien Wright has to move on so we’ll go through that process, but obviously someone like Shane Bond presents [himself] as one of the candidates that we’re very interested in talking with.”

“We are very disappointed to lose a quality coach like Damien but can totally understand his reasons for having to step away from the job,” Buchanan said.

Bond, who took 87 wickets from 18 Tests, works with the NZC and Central Districts team as a bowling coach and has worked with current New Zealand bowlers Doug Bracewell and Adam Milne. (PTI)