IPL 2021: Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) welcomes former Australian first-class cricketer Damien Wright as their new bowling coach ahead of IPL 2021. The former Aussie cricketer will join Punjab King’s coaching staff headed by Anil Kumble.
Damien Wright had previously worked with New Zealand and Bangladesh as a coach. He joined New Zealand as the bowling coach while he was appointed as the head coach of Bangladesh’s Under 19 team in 2018. He also had experience with the Big Bash League franchise Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars.
Wright will take over reigns from Charl Langeveldt as Punjab King’s head to IPL with a new brand identity. He will work closely with head coach Anil Kumble, batting coach Wasim Jaffer, fielding coach Jonty Rodes and assistant coach Andy Flower.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) will head to the fourteenth edition of IPL with a new brand identity. The Mohali based franchise will aim to end their IPL draught this edition.
The franchise had massive purse value going to the auction and acquired some big players. They brought Australian pacer Jhye Richardson who had a successful BBL 10 season earlier. Besides Richardson, Punjab Kings also purchased Dawid Malan and Riley Meredith.
PBKS will start its IPL 2021 campaign on April 12 against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai. The franchise will head to Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bangalore to end their IPL 2021 league stages.
Punjab Kings full squad: KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Jhye Richardson, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Mohammed Shami, Chris Gayle, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Riley Meredith, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen.
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