2 Dec 2009

Bond's replacement yet to be confirmed

6:43 am on 2 December 2009

Fast bowler Shane Bond says he will contemplate his test cricket future over Christmas after once again being ruled out of a test cricket series with injury.

Bond was yesterday ruled out of the second and third tests against Pakistan, in Wellington and Napier after suffering an abdominal muscle injury during last week's test in Dunedin, his return match after two years away from the test arena.

Skipper and spinner Dan Vettori is carrying a shoulder injury the pace bowler Iain O'Brien's getting over a dislocated finger though he's confident of being fit for the Basin Reserve match.

Bond's replacement hasn't been confirmed but it's likwely to be either Tim Southee or Darryl Tuffey.