Former Black Caps player and bowling coach Shane Bond will link up with England, joining the world number three ranked side for the first two Tests of the Ashes series with Australia in November.
Former Black Caps bowling coach Shane Bond
In a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board, it was confirmed that Bond will join England's ranks as a bowling coach for the first two Tests of the five match series, beginning on November 23 and December 2 respectively.
"In addition to current full-time members of staff, former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has been appointed fast bowling consultant and will be part of the England management team up to the end of second test in Australia," the ECB said.
Bond will then link up with former Black Caps colleague Daniel Vettori as part of the coaching staff of the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash Twenty20 League in Australia, starting December 19.
Bond, 42, tormented Australia as a player, with England looking to capitalise on his experience that saw him claim 44 wickets at an average of 15.79 in trans-Tasman ODI clashes.