Bond is back

After a two-year break from international cricket Christchurch fast bowler Shane Bond, 34, is ready for a comeback starting with a one-day tri-series in Sri Lanka on September 2 and 4. Bond is currently in Chennai with New Zealand ‘A’, featuring in an Indian domestic tournament to gain useful match practice in sub-continent conditions. He took three wickets in his first outing last week. “I pushed myself as hard as I could in terms of my training, in terms of all the preparation and build-up,” he said. “I feel I’m really in good shape. I figure because I’ve had two years pretty quiet and I have got a couple of years left I don’t want to spend most of my time watching guys play, I want to just play.”


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