Cricket 24/7  

Welcome to the Cricket 24/7.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. There are also more forums available to members, such as the Lounge - where members chat about just about anything under the sun except cricket!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   Cricket 24/7 > Cricket Discussion Forums > Other International Teams
Register FAQDonate Members List Calendar Casino Articles Terms of Use Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23rd December 2009, 04:01   #1
Geiiir
County Pro
 
Geiiir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Team(s): West Indies, Tasmania, Otago, Durham and not Man Utd
Posts: 596
The New Zealand Thread

Too bad he didn't have a proper test career, he was a gun bowler and I wish he played against the Aussies in the Test series in March.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...1223-lcug.html


NZ quick Bond retires from Test cricket


NZPA

New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has announced his retirement from Test cricket.

The injury-prone 34-year-old missed two Tests against Pakistan this month after tearing an abdominal muscle and was told it would take longer to heal than first thought.

Bond said he would remain available for one-day cricket, but putting an end to the longer version of the game was a difficult decision.

"The hardest thing is that I've always considered myself a Test bowler, and it was such a great feeling to be back in the team last month and playing Test match cricket with the Black Caps," he said.

Bond took eight wickets in his 18th and final Test against Pakistan in Dunedin, lifting his career haul to 87 at a world class average of 22.09.

His Test career was dogged by injuries, and his appearance in the Dunedin Test was his first at that level in two years after he joined the unsanctioned Twenty 20 Indian Cricket League.

Bond said he had worked hard to return to full fitness. "But looking back, so many of my injuries have come during Test cricket. Unfortunately my body just won't let me continue to play at that level, given the workload and demands of Test cricket."

Remaining open to selection for only the one-day side meant the chances of him being able to continue his international career were higher.

"I don't want to end on an injury and I am absolutely committed to playing for the Black Caps."

Bond said the focus was now on being fit for New Zealand's limited overs matches against Australia, starting with two Twenty20 internationals in late February.

Meanwhile, his abdominal injury recovery was going well and he aimed to be playing club cricket by late January, and provincial cricket the following month.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said he was disappointed, but understood Bond's decision.

"Shane really showed his never-say-die attitude in his comeback this season, especially in the test match against Pakistan - and I know how tough this decision has been for him," Vaughan said.

He said Bond remained one of the best fast bowlers in the international game.
Geiiir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 08:08   #2
Zebroston Chase
Not Lara or Chanderpaul but the best you've got
 
Zebroston Chase's Avatar
When Hope is gone, I will appear.
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Glasgow
Team(s): AFC Hornchurch, Essex, England
Age: 34
Posts: 18,509
Boooooooo.

Shame is this.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by High Druid Nathan Barley View Post
I'm fully aware of his thinking, which merely underlines the point that he's an idiot.
Zebroston Chase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 09:12   #3
Geiiir
County Pro
 
Geiiir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Team(s): West Indies, Tasmania, Otago, Durham and not Man Utd
Posts: 596
He was not just raw speed, had quite a lot of brains as well. He finished with an average under 23. 18 tests isn't enough for a guy of his talents.

Geiiir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 09:54   #4
sweatysock
Established International
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Team(s): Sussex & Scotland
Posts: 3,853
real shame this, although probably no surprise
sweatysock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 10:05   #5
Chin Music
Administrator
 
Chin Music's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la sala de opinion equivocada
Team(s): ****
Posts: 24,358
One of my favourite bowlers over the last 10 years, would have added so much to test cricket had he been free of injury. However this isn't really big news as it was rumoured a few weeks ago after he broke down in the first test.
__________________
Quote:
"One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated" - Thomas More
Chin Music is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 10:14   #6
Geiiir
County Pro
 
Geiiir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Team(s): West Indies, Tasmania, Otago, Durham and not Man Utd
Posts: 596
It's not a surprise at all considering his body breaking down so often. I wonder what training and rehab programs that NZ had for him.

Maybe I am selfish I just wanted him to drop one on Watson's chin.
Geiiir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 11:36   #7
Minor Maggie
Buttleresque
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Leeds
Team(s): Lancashire, England
Posts: 26,758
A real shame. He was such a good bowler. Hard to believe he only played 18 tests. A lot worse bowlers have played more tests than that! I guess the Kiwi's will have to hope that Southee kicks on as O'Brien has retired from tests.
Minor Maggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 12:14   #8
1000yardstare
Posting Goddess
 
1000yardstare's Avatar
JA 851 Cummins 149 Wagner 147 TCurran 21 SCurran 15
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: London
Posts: 21,069
Simon Jones also 18 Tests.
1000yardstare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 15:46   #9
geoff_boycotts_grandmother
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 28,299
Can't say I'm surprised, but would love for him to come out of retirement when the Kiwis face the Convicts. Have the series on entirely flat pitches and then one spicy one where you unleash him. The Convicts never fancied facing him when they were good, he'd surely have enjoyed their current line-up.
geoff_boycotts_grandmother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 17:16   #10
GloriousGloucesters
World Class
 
GloriousGloucesters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Team(s): Gloucestershire CCC, Swindon Town FC
Age: 37
Posts: 6,592
Love watching him bowl, I hope this decision does prolong his career like he intends.

Remember being so excited when he signed to play for Gloucestershire a few seasons back - he would never have lasted a full season in county cricket though!
__________________
"You want the moon on a stick"
GloriousGloucesters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 17:36   #11
V4never
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: south coast
Team(s): England, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Pentyrch
Posts: 10,131
Great bowler, great cricketing brain, great guy.

Just a shame about his back - hope the one day stuff works out for him.
__________________
"For Michael Vaughan to use those lines and those words, it does make me feel quite ill." Iain O'Brien
V4never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 18:05   #12
Greatbatch
World Class
 
Greatbatch's Avatar
Easy Southee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Team(s): NZ
Posts: 5,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chin Music View Post
One of my favourite bowlers over the last 10 years, would have added so much to test cricket had he been free of injury. However this isn't really big news as it was rumoured a few weeks ago after he broke down in the first test.
Was actually rumoured before he defected to the ICL, he was planning on giving up test cricket then due to his injury problems.

That's why I was quite surprised to see him back playing test cricket when he returned. When he injured himself again a few weeks ago I knew that would be it for him in test cricket.

Hopefully this will at least prolong his career in ODIs and T20s for NZ. Would have loved to have seen him playing in the test series against the Aussies though.
Greatbatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2009, 22:50   #13
Geiiir
County Pro
 
Geiiir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Team(s): West Indies, Tasmania, Otago, Durham and not Man Utd
Posts: 596
Quote:
Originally Posted by geoff_boycotts_grandmother View Post
Can't say I'm surprised, but would love for him to come out of retirement when the Kiwis face the Convicts. Have the series on entirely flat pitches and then one spicy one where you unleash him. The Convicts never fancied facing him when they were good, he'd surely have enjoyed their current line-up.
Well said, big Rigor Richardson made some good comments about him. It's true NZ without him lack penetration.

http://www.cricinfo.com/talk/content...ia/440794.html
Geiiir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th December 2009, 22:51   #14
square leg umpire
Legendary
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: yorkshire
Team(s): yorkshire
Posts: 8,717
I read O'Brian has retired too. I didn't think he had been around that long.
square leg umpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2009, 01:48   #15
Geiiir
County Pro
 
Geiiir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Team(s): West Indies, Tasmania, Otago, Durham and not Man Utd
Posts: 596
Yes, Ian O'Brien has retired as well.
Geiiir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th December 2009, 05:57   #16
Ash
Established International
 
Ash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lahore
Team(s): England & Essex
Posts: 3,483
__________________
It takes one to know one.
Ash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2009, 16:34   #17
Greatbatch
World Class
 
Greatbatch's Avatar
Easy Southee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Team(s): NZ
Posts: 5,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by square leg umpire View Post
I read O'Brian has retired too. I didn't think he had been around that long.
He's not so much retiring as heading to the UK to get married. I think he still plans on playing County cricket for Middlesex or something but can't play for NZ anymore, due to him being a pathetic pussy whipped twat*.

*Yeah that's right, I said it.
Greatbatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th December 2009, 21:01   #18
DanielVettoriSpin
International Cricketer
 
DanielVettoriSpin's Avatar
DeviousVettoriSpin plots the downfall of another unfortunate
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wellington, NZ
Team(s): New Zealand, Essex & England
Posts: 2,684
Send a message via Yahoo to DanielVettoriSpin
O'Brien is already married, but his missus lives in England whilst he goes round the world playing cricket. I think she needs a good dose of harden the **** up, personally.

DanielVettoriSpin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 08:58   #19
Greatbatch
World Class
 
Greatbatch's Avatar
Easy Southee
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Team(s): NZ
Posts: 5,010
Really is a surprising decision from O'Brien. He has only just established himself as a regular in the NZ team and has developed into a very handy bowler. Would have thought he could have delayed his decision to move to England until his international career had finished. Although having said that, he's no spring chicken at 33 yrs of age so I guess he would have only had another year or two left at the top level anyway.

With both Bond and O'Brien retiring from test cricket and Martin probably not far away from retirement either, it leaves the NZ bowling stocks pretty threadbare.
Greatbatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th December 2009, 09:02   #20
DanielVettoriSpin
International Cricketer
 
DanielVettoriSpin's Avatar
DeviousVettoriSpin plots the downfall of another unfortunate
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wellington, NZ
Team(s): New Zealand, Essex & England
Posts: 2,684
Send a message via Yahoo to DanielVettoriSpin
O'Brien had matured into a very effective international bowler. Not ground breaking, but an excellent player to have in your bowling attack.

Martin is looking pretty ineffective at the moment as well. Tuffey won't be far off all full retirement either.
DanielVettoriSpin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:13.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Cricket247.org