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IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians Fast Bowling Coach Shane Bond Quit The Team After 9 Years. Renowned former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has decided to part ways with the Mumbai Indians (MI), bringing to an end a remarkable nine-year association. The Indian Premier League franchise (IPL) officially announced this important development on October 18, Wednesday. Bond’s journey with MI, which began in 2015, has been nothing short of extraordinary. During his phase, he played a pivotal role in the team’s extraordinary successes, and his withdrawal signals a major transition for the team.    

Shane Bond’s Career With Mumbai Indians

Shane Bond’s period with the Mumbai Indians was honored with triumphs and accolades. Under his leadership as the team’s bowling coach, MI won four IPL trophies, with victories in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Bond’s impact on the team’s bowling squad was noticeable in the consistent and outstanding performances during those years. The partnership between Bond and MI is now etched in the annals of IPL history and has contributed to the outstanding success of the franchise.

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A Change In Leadership

One of the key factors in Bond’s decision to part ways with MI was the appointment of Lasith Malinga as the team’s new bowling coach for the 2024 season. Malinga, a legendary Sri Lankan fast bowler, retired from international cricket in 2021 after a successful career with MI. Recently, he had also worked for the Rajasthan Royals. This modification in coaching staff reflects the franchise’s commitment to constantly develop and improve its coaching staff.           

Legacy and Influence Of Shane Bond

Shane Bond’s legacy at MI goes beyond trophies and victories. He played an important role in nurturing young talent and developing the skills of established players, like India’s spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah himself has honoured Bond for his earlier career development and highlighted the huge impact Bond had on the team’s bowlers. Bond’s expertise and mentorship were instrumental in developing an impressive bowling squad. 

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Role of Shane Bond As Mumbai Indians Emirates Head Coach

Shane Bond also took on the responsibility of being the head coach for MI Emirates in the inaugural edition of the International League T20 (ILT20). His expertise in both areas helped blend international players and local talents for the team’s success. Bond’s contributions were priceless to this new venture.

A Season Of Improvement

In Bond’s final season with the five-time champions, MI showcased a remarkable improvement compared to their last-place finish in the 2022 edition of the IPL. Although they fell short in the playoffs against the formidable Gujarat Titans, their performance was commendable and spoke to the positive impact of Bond’s coaching and leadership.

Shane Bond’s Legacy Lives On

Shane Bond’s journey with the Mumbai Indians (MI) started in 2015 and witnessed the franchise’s victory that year. Afterwards, they clinched titles in 2017, 2019, and 2020, solidifying their dominance. While Bond’s era as MI’s bowling coach has come to an end, his legacy and influence on the team are sure to live on, and he will forever be remembered as an important figure in the MI success story.    

Shane Bond may have parted ways with MI, but his unforgettable mark on the franchise’s history will continue to inspire the team and its fans for years to come. Bond’s expertise and dedication to cricket have left an enduring legacy in the MI family.    

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Mumbai Indians Current Coaching Staff 

Head Coach: Mark Boucher 

Batting Coach: Kieron Pollard 

Bowling Coach: Shane Bond

Fielding Coach: James Pamment

Mumbai Indians Full Players List

Rohit Sharma (C), Cameron Green, Arshad Khan, Duan Jansen, Shams Mulani, Jofra Archer, Raghav Goyal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Arjun Tendulkar, Dewald Brevis, Jason Behrendorff, Tilak Varma, Piyush Chawla, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Kumar Kartikeya, Tristan Stubbs, Akash Madhwal, Hrithik Shokeen, Ramandeep Singh, and Vishnu Vinod.