2. Shane Bond
New Zealand is always known to produce some of the world’s best pacers. Among them Shane Bond might be the greatest. Although he suffered several injuries, his ability to generate sheer pace from dead wickets didn’t fade.
He was nicknamed James Bond 007. This is because the way Ian Fleming’s character hunted down his enemies, Shane Bond did the same with opposition batsmen. This is evident from his second-best strike-rate in history of Test cricket.
Bond could bowl searing yorkers amd with that he terrorized his Aussie counterparts. This is mainly because Bond had best figures against Australia. Due to his start-stop cricketing career, Bond played a handful of T20Is where he had moderate success.
He was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL’s third season. He played 8 games and took 9 wickets in all. In 2010 he decided to hang up his boots and then took up a coaching role with Mumbai Indians.