The
former
quick
will
also
be
with
the
New
Zealand
team
in
the
three-game
T20
International
series
against
India
after
the
marquee
event
which
concludes
November
14.

New
Zealand
head
coach
Gary
Stead
said
it
was
great
to
add
Bond’s
experience
to
the
group.
“Shane’s
been
in
our
environment
before
and
understands
what
we’re
about,”
Stead
said
in
a
statement
issued
by
New
Zealand
Cricket
(NZC).

ICC
T20
World
Cup
2021
Schedule:
Complete
Fixtures
of
All
Matches,
Dates,
Time
Table
and
Venues

“Being
in
the
UAE
(with
the
IPL)
immediately
prior
to
the
world
cup

he’ll
hopefully
bring
some
tactical
insight
into
what’s
been
happening
in
the
competition.
“He’ll
be
an
extra
set
of
hands
especially
around
the
bowlers,
working
with
the
spin
and
the
pace
bowlers
and
developing
their
plans
in
a
tournament
that
moves
pretty
quick

so
we
need
to
be
one
step
ahead
of
other
teams.”

The
46-year-old
Bond
will
next
month
resume
his
role
as
bowling
coach
with
the
Mumbai
Indians
in
the
remaining
matches
of
IPL
that
will
be
held
in
the
UAE
from
September
19
to
October
15
ahead
of
the
T20
World
Cup.

IPL 2021: New Zealand players cleared for league resumption; NZC announce squads for sub-continent tours IPL
2021:
New
Zealand
players
cleared
for
league
resumption;
NZC
announce
squads
for
sub-continent
tours

Bond
had
earlier
served
as
bowling
coach
of
New
Zealand
men’s
team
from
2012-to
2015
and
also
helped
out
as
recently
as
2019
in
a
T20
series
against
England.
Since
stepping
down
as
Sydney
Thunder
coach
earlier
this
year,
Bond
has
been
assisting
the
men’s
winter
training
squads
at
Lincoln
and
also
helped
the
women’s
side
prepare
for
their
tour
of
England.

Stead
has
utilised
the
services
of
a
fourth
coach
during
past
home
summers.
The
role
has
also
been
employed
for
away
tours
to
England
and
Sri
Lanka
as
well
as
world
events,
including
the
recent
ICC
ODI
World
Cup
where
current
batting
coach
Luke
Ronchi
was
the
fourth
assistant.

“The
fourth
coach
for
me
is
an
opportunity
to
bring
in
different
voices
to
the
environment
and
we’ve
used
it
in
a
whole
host
of
ways
in
the
past,”
Stead
said.
“Shane
is
someone
who
always
adds
value
and
we’re
delighted
to
have
him
on
board.”

(With
PTI
inputs)



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