New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has said that he feels ready to be head coach after seven years of responsibilities as a deputy. The 42-year-old is set to don the head coaching role for New Zealand A on their tour of India, that will see two first-class matches and five limited-overs matces played between the sides.
“I think it’s time and I’m ready to go into a head coach role having been an assistant coach for seven years now,” Bond told 1 News Now on Monday (September 18).
The 42-year-old has previously been a bowling coach for the New Zealand national side, and served the very same role for Mumbai Indians in this year’s Indian Premier League and for Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League for the past couple of years.
“I love being a bowling coach but I think it gives a different perspective in terms of my own personal development, it’s a new challenge and I think it will be good for me,” Bond said.