New bowling coach for Punjab Kings: Damien Wright
As the IPL 2021 is about to kick start, Punjab Kings have made a big change in their support staff. Damien Wright, former Australian first-class cricketer, former coach of the Hobart Hurricanes cricket team & former coach of Bangladesh U-19 cricket team, has joined Punjab Kings as their bowling coach. The 45-year-old Wright will help support the Punjab Kings squad under the guidance of head coach and Director of Cricket Operations, Anil Kumble.
“I am delighted to come on board as bowling coach for Punjab Kings. The team looks great and there is tremendous potential in this squad and I look forward to working alongside an amazing support staff team this season of the IPL,”Wright said.
“He brings in a great deal of experience and will definitely help strengthen our team. We look forward to working with him this edition of the IPL,”said Anil Kumble.
Looking at the experience of Wright, he is a very little of international cricket but at the same time he carries great experience domestic level with Australia Big Bash league & has coached teams like Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars. For international experience, he has served as the bowling coach of the New Zealand team.
Besides Wright, as the bowling coach and Anil Kumble as the head coach, Punjab Kings support staff includes assistant coach Andy Flower, batting coach Wasim Jaffer and fielding coach Jonty Rhodes.
Punjab Kings, under the captaincy of KL Rahul, will start their IPL journey Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on 12 April 2021.