Former New Zealand fast bowler ShaneÂ Bond was today appointed as the bowling coach of MumbaiÂ Indians for the 2015Â Indian Premier LeagueÂ season.
The 39-year-old Bond, currently employed in similarÂ capacity with the New Zealand national team, will join in theÂ ranks ofÂ Mumbai Indians’ support staff along with formerÂ Australian great Ricky Ponting, Jonty Rhodes (fielding coach)Â and Robin Singh (batting coach).
Ponting was recently handed over the responsibility ofÂ head Coach forÂ Mumbai Indians.
Bond is no stranger toÂ IPL. Having played his tradeÂ during 2010 season with KKR, the Kiwi is hopeful to settleÂ quickly in his new role.
Commenting on his upcoming assignment, Bond said: “Its’Â my privilege to be associated with the most highly regardedÂ franchise in IPL. I look forward to bring in my cricketingÂ experience to work along with Ricky (Ponting) and the team.”Â Bond’s appointment with Mumbai Indians came close on theÂ heels of his decision to step down as bowling coach of NewÂ Zealand after the upcoming World Cup.
The former international paceman’s contract ends at theÂ completion of the tournament and he has decided againstÂ seeking an extension.