Damien Wright joins Punjab Kings as new bowling coach

The former head coach of the Bangladesh U-19 cricket team will be part of the support staff headed by Director of Cricket Operations, Anil Kumble.

Damien Wright. - SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Punjab Kings has roped in former Australian first-class cricketer Damien Wright as its new bowling coach for the upcoming edition of the IPL. The 45-year-old Wright, who was also head coach of the Bangladesh U-19 cricket team, 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.

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Wright has worked with Australian Big Bash League sides Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars and also served as the bowling coach of New Zealand team. Besides Wright and Kumble, Punjab Kings support staff includes assistant coach Andy Flower, batting coach Wasim Jaffer and fielding coach Jonty Rhodes.

“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,” Kumble said.

Punjab Kings, led by K. L. Rahul, will start its IPL campaign against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on April 12.

Punjab Kings support staff for IPL 2021:

NameDesignation
Anil KumbleDirector of Cricket Operations
Andy FlowerAssistant Coach
Damien WrightBowling Coach
Avinash VaidyaGeneral Manager - Cricket Operations
Wasim JafferBatting Coach
Jonty RhodesFielding Coach
Ashish TuliTeam Analyst
Andrew LeipusPhysio
AdrianLe RouxStrength And Conditioning Coach
Naresh KumarMasseur
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