IPL franchise Punjab Kings has appointed former Australian Pacer Damien Wright as their bowling Coach for the upcoming edition of the IPL 2021.
“Wright has come to the right place. Another Aussie on-board,” the official handle of Punjab Kings tweeted. Wright has Coaching Experience in Australia, New Zealand & Bangladesh. The bowler has played 123 games in his first class career & he had started his career in career in 1997-98 for Worcestershire, as per media reports. He played Representative Cricket till 2011 including for Australia & then he shifted his focus to coaching after retiring as a player.
In the Big Bash League Wright has worked with Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars. In the IPL 2021 Auction, Punjab Kings brought nine new players on board for the IPL 2021. Punjab Kings bought players like Australian pace sensation Jhye Richardson, Australian all-rounder Riley Meredith and further strengthened the team with 25-year-old Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, and Dawid Malan.
Richardson was bought by Punjab Kings for Rs 14 crore while Meredith was bought for Rs 8 crore. Also joining the team are Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, and Utkarsh Singh. Punjab Kings has strengthened their team with a focus on clinching IPL 2021 trophy.