Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) appointed Shane Bond as their new quick bowling and assistant coach on Monday, October 23.
The New Zealand legend comes with a wealth of expertise, having served because the bowling coach of his nationwide crew between 2012 to 2015, serving to the Kiwis attain the 2015 World Cup last. The 48-year-old then joined Mumbai Indians in 2015 and served until the final (2023) season, grooming the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, and Trent Boult amongst others.
The event comes after Lasith Malinga left the function after spending two seasons on the Jaipur-based franchise.
On his appointment, Bond expressed gratitude to the Royals franchise for the chance. In an announcement, he stated:
“I am delighted to be becoming a member of the Royals. It is a forward-thinking franchise who’re decided to do properly and I am enthusiastic about being a part of their imaginative and prescient. The bowling group is a superb mixture of youth and expertise, and it will likely be superior to work alongside them.”
In addition to IPL, he has additionally labored with Massive Bash League franchises Brisbane Warmth (assistant coach in 2015) and Sydney Thunder (head coach in 2018).
The Christchurch-born cricketer represented the BlackCaps in 18 Assessments and 82 ODIs, choosing up 234 wickets.
“Shane is without doubt one of the best quick bowlers” – Kumar Sangakkara welcomes Shane Bond at Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals Director of Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, welcomed Shane Bond to the franchise with wealthy reward for the legendary pacer. He stated:
“Shane is without doubt one of the best quick bowlers of modern-day cricket and brings with himself a wealth of expertise and information having mentored among the greatest within the enterprise. He has served within the IPL and in India for a lot of years and is well-versed with the processes concerned throughout the franchise ecosystem.”
“He’s somebody who has a eager eye for serving to the most effective develop into even higher and we’re delighted to welcome him to the franchise and stay up for seeing the affect he could make in the direction of molding us right into a title-winning crew.”
At RR, Bond will work with Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen, KM Asif, Kuldip Yadav, and Sandeep Sharma, amongst others. The Royals did not qualify for the knockout stage of the IPL 2023. They completed fifth with seven wins in 14 matches.
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Edited by Sankalp Srivastava