Dubai. It may sound a bit strange to hear, but New Zealand Cricket has invited former fast bowler Shane Bond during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, especially with the spinners of the national team. appointed to work. Bond will remain with the team as the fourth coach. He will assist bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, working with the team’s spinners.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead told New Zealand Cricket, “He is working exclusively with spin bowlers. It’s good when you see a large number of bowlers. That will help Shane (Jurgensen).” He said, “He is working exclusively with the spinners and deciding the strategy. Bond has joined the team after Mumbai (Indians) got out (from the Indian Premier League).”
Shane Bond is also the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians. Stead is confident that his team’s main batsman Kane Williamson will be fit before the team’s first match against Pakistan on 26 October. Williamson suffered a muscle strain during an IPL match last week.
Kane Williamson could not play the last league match for Sunrisers Hyderabad but Stead said that his injury is not a concern. He said, “Kane is fit. There is a slight strain in his muscles, but now he is feeling better. His team (Sunrisers Hyderabad) was also out of the competition and I can’t say for sure that that must have been one of the reasons for him not playing.”
Kane Williamson has joined the New Zealand team after the IPL. Other players who are associated with the team from IPL include James Neesham and Adam Milne.
The New Zealand squad for the ICC T20 World Cup is as follows:
Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Champagne, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jameson, Darrell Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne .