Julian Ross Wood Power Hitting Coach Appointed as Punjab Kings Batting Consultant

Julian Ross Wood

The Punjab Kings have appointed former England first-class cricketer Julian Ross Wood as their batting consultant. Ahead of the new season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 starting March 26, with a focus on power-hitting. Julian Ross Wood now started working with Punjab batsmen along with assistant coach Jonty Rhodes.

Julian Ross Wood
Julian Ross Wood

Wood has a reputation as a leader in power-hitting coaching, working with players in the IPL, Big Bash League, and other T20 leagues. In the past, Wood has helped players like Ben Stokes, Prithvi Shaw, Sam Billings, and Carlos Braithwaite. Julian helped with the science of staying steady and hitting the ball out of the ground.

With players like Liam Livingston, Johnny Bairstow, Shah Rukh Khan, and Raj Angad Bawa are now big hitters in the PBKS team. It will be interesting to see how their efforts are replicated in the field.

The 53-year-old will be working with Punjab batsmen along with assistant coach Jonty Rhodes. Jonty Rhodes has been given additional responsibilities this season in addition to the fielding department.

The team wrote on social media, “We are jubilant to announce Julian Ross Wood as our new batting consultant for #TATAIPL2022”

The franchise auction was a huge success as it featured artists like Johnny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, and Shah Rukh Khan. Punjab Kings has been on Wood’s radar for the past two years. Punjab is finally able to secure his services last week.

The batting coach also approached by some other IPL teams in the past. But the Covid-19 epidemic contributed to a late appearance in the world’s largest T20 league. Punjab, which has been ranked 6th out of 8 teams in the last three sessions, is in dire need of a change in its fortunes. Their only last final appearance was in 2014.

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