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    Bond's back

    Shane Bond bowled for his club side in Christchurch today for the first time in 7 months since he broke down in England last year. Bond is targeting the ODI series against Australia here in Feb/March...although I think that may be unrealistic.

    I read an article today where Bond said he believed he's the fittest he's ever been. It will be his last shot & he will even give it away if he can no longer bowl 150 km's +.

    Good luck to him.

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    Bond returning for next month's ODI Series would really cap off what could be a great series.

    Here's today's article on Bond from the NZ Herald:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?...jectID=9005956

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    What if he bowled just a few ks below the 150 mark,
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    Hopefully he'll last a lot longer than Shayne O' Connor, who retired at 29.
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    not to mention dion nash and geoff allot, hope he's back for the aussies - also hope he doesn't make the mistake of coming back too soon

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    This is very good news. I'm a huge fan of fast bowling, and Bond's one of the best. If he can make a comeback to international cricket, and return to his old ways at his old pace, it will be a great thing for everyone but the batsmen he's bowling those 150 k yorkers at!

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    In his come back game today he bowled 5 overs, 9 runs for 0 wickets and came through it fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    In his come back game today he bowled 5 overs, 9 runs for 0 wickets and came through it fine
    That's great. Is he playing for a New Zealand club side?

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    A Canterbury local club team yes.

    He's said he hopes to make play for Canterbury in the later stages of the State Shield (NZ's domestic 50 over competition).

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    That's great news.

    I would say bowling at least 145km/h should be a minimum would he would be aiming for, at least that way he isn't setting himself too much up for failure.

    Even bowling at least 145 km/h would offer something to our attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    Good luck to him.
    Most definitely.

    I must admit I've been doubting if he'd ever return for a fair while, but would be happy to be proved wrong!
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    Good to see he's on the road to recovery, it sounds like he's definitely been putting in the hard hours to give himself every chance.

    There's precious few fellas in world cricket who can regularly crank it up to 90mph (I'm an imperial die-hard) to any effect. With Harmy's current inability to hit a barn door, Shoaib entering one of his sulks, Fred's muscle tear & Lee outta favour the cupboard looks pretty bare.

    Fingers crossed for Bond.
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    Brilliant news for NZ and world cricket if not for opposing batsmen around the traps.

    I think we may have to accept that he may come back to bowl in the 135-146 speed range as opposed to his old 142-154 range.

    Having said that, it may not be a bad thing. Bond is an intelligent guy, that is clear in listening to him commentating. He may come back as a slightly slower but more canny bowler able to bowl longer spells whilst putting slightly less strain on his back.

    And lets face it 135-146 is still quick enough to give the best batsmen the hurry up.

    Lets hope for the best that the body holds up.

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    Anyone see Bond in the club game today?

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