23 Feb 2010

Bond confident Black Caps will test Australia

6:52 pm on 23 February 2010

The fast bowler Shane Bond says the Australian cricketers are playing well but they're not the side they once were.

Bond is back from another injury layoff confident the New Zealand cricketers will provide Australia with a sterner test than than they've had this summer.

Australia's unbeaten this summer and arrive in Wellington tomorrow for the first of two Twenty-20 games, followed by five one dayers and two tests.

Bond's recovered from an abdominal strain that prompted his retirement from test cricket in December.

He says he's played stronger Australian teams and doesn't believe they've been put under the type of pressure New Zealand can exert.