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Thread: Hypothetical - Shane Bond

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    Hypothetical - Shane Bond

    Coming in from the NZ in Pak (in NZ) thread on Shane Bond.

    Obviously Bond is extremely unlucky with injuries, and the hypothetical situation was suggested that he could give up ODIs and T20s to prolong his Test career.

    So I pose the following question:

    Say you were told here and now he could retire from limited overs stuff but play Tests for another 18 months tops or he could retire from Tests but play limited overs stuff for 3-4 years, which would you pick?
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    Tests, even without him we have a decent ODI attack. Mills, Tuffey, Vettori. Completely different story in Test cricket, we need him as a strike bowler and the likes of Martin and O'Brien compliment that role.
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    Get 100 test wickets and then retire to concentrate on the limited overs formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Get 100 test wickets and then retire to concentrate on the limited overs formats.
    Actually after the Australia series I'm not too fussed at all about his future in Test cricket. Get through a full series vs. Oz and its job well done Mr. Bond.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Actually after the Australia series I'm not too fussed at all about his future in Test cricket. Get through a full series vs. Oz and its job well done Mr. Bond.
    Yeah I sort of feel the same way, I just want to see him take on the Aussies in a test series, not to fussed about anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Yeah I sort of feel the same way, I just want to see him take on the Aussies in a test series, not to fussed about anything else.
    The bowling attack just rises around him, I mean as great as Vettori has been in terms of leading from the front with the bat he doesn't really inspire with the ball, Bond does this. The others just look fantastic when Bond's leading the charge.

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    I can see him retiring from ODI cricket after 2011 World Cup and not before that.

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    I think he'd be better off concentrating on limited overs cricket. It's a more sensible workload, and also New Zealand are much better at it, so he could potentially contribute to something important like a WC or T20WC victory.

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    Test series win against Australia would rank higher than the world cup for most NZ fans I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Test series win against Australia would rank higher than the world cup for most NZ fans I'd say.
    Yeah, but I was talking about likelihood of it actually happening.

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    Always said he should've never gone back on his plans to retire from Tests but now he's done so and there's a series against Australia around the corner it'd be mad for him not to try to play it.

    So in short I'd hope he'll retire from Tests (again?) after the Australia series, then play ODIs until the end of the 2010\11 World Cup. And hopefully remain in a fit state to do both, but we must all recognise the possibility that he may not do either.
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    I wouldn't want to see him retire from either of the formats. He is an amazing player, even if he plays for half the season he is good for NZ team.
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    He's no good whenever he does not play, however good he generally is when he does. The question is whether it's worthwhile for him to give-up one form to give his chances of being present in another a boost. Given that Tests and ODIs are completely separate and no game is a combination of the two, if he's no longer available for Tests it won't damage NZ's ODI prospects and if he's present in ODIs rather than absent it'll considerably enhance them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    I think he'd be better off concentrating on limited overs cricket. It's a more sensible workload, and also New Zealand are much better at it, so he could potentially contribute to something important like a WC or T20WC victory.
    More lucrative as well.

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    I hear this ICL thing pays well. Perhaps he should look into that option too.....

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