PBKS appoint Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant


IPL 2022: PBKS appoint Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant – Punjab Kings have roped in former English county cricketer Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of the IPL 2022 campaign. He played for Hampshire in County Championship and will take the place of Wasim Jaffer, who quit following the IPL 2021 campaign. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“We are jubilant to announce Julian Ross Wood as our new batting consultant for #TATAIPL2022#SherSquad, welcome him to #SaddaPunjab,” Punjab Kings tweeted. 

IPL 2022: Punjab Kings appoint former English batter Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

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IPL 2022: Punjab Kings appoint former English batter Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

Wood is considered a pioneer in power-hitting coaching having worked with players across IPL, the Big Bash League and other T20 leagues.

He has individually worked with the likes of Ben Stokes, Prithvi Shaw, Sam Billings and Carlos Brathwaite on the science of staying still and hitting the ball out of the park.

IPL 2022: Punjab Kings appoint former English batter Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

IPL 2022: Punjab Kings appoint former English batter Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

The 53-year-old will work on the Punjab batters alongside assistant coach Jonty Rhodes, who has been given the additional responsibility this season besides the fielding department.

The franchise had a fairly successful auction as they roped in the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada and Shahrukh Khan. Punjab had Wood on their radar for the last two years but were finally able to secure his services last week.
Wood had been approached by other IPL teams in the past but the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to his late arrival in the world’s biggest T20 league.

IPL 2022: Punjab Kings appoint former English batter Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

“We wanted him earlier as well but it did not materialise. We were tracking his work for the past two years and he teaches a must have skill to the batters,” a Punjab Kings team source told PTI.

“We too have a bunch of power-hitters in the squad and they can also pick the brain of someone like Wood. It was Jonty who first spotted him and we are happy to have him on board,” added the team source.

Punjab badly need a turnaround in their fortunes, having finished 6th out of 8 teams in the past three seasons. Their only final appearance came in 2014.

IPL 2022: Punjab Kings appoint former English batter Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant ahead of IPL 2022 campaign

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