Andrew McDonald (cricketer)

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Andrew McDonald
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Personal information
Full name Andrew Barry McDonald
Born (1981-06-15) 15 June 1981 (age 33)
Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
Nickname Ronnie
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 406) 3 January 2008 v South Africa
Last Test 22 March 2009 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2013 Victoria (squad no. 4)
2009–2011 Delhi Daredevils (squad no. 4)
2010–2011 Leicestershire (squad no. 4)
2011–2012 Melbourne Renegades
2012–present Royal Challengers Bangalore
2012–2014 Adelaide Strikers
2013–present South Australia
2014–present Sydney Thunder
Career statistics
Competition Test FC List A T20
Matches 4 85 91 70
Runs scored 107 4,223 1,684 1,494
Batting average 21.40 39.10 30.61 35.57
100s/50s 0/1 10/21 0/8 0/10
Top score 68 176 67 96*
Balls bowled 732 11,789 3,503 1,194
Wickets 9 183 76 66
Bowling average 33.33 29.80 39.61 23.50
5 wickets in innings 0 4 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/25 6/34 4/50 5/13
Catches/stumpings 2/– 62/0 38/0 26/0
Source: Cricinfo, 22 December 2011

Andrew Barry McDonald (born 15 June 1981 in Wodonga, Victoria) is an Australian Test cricketer who plays for South Australian Redbacks, and who made his Test debut in Sydney on 3 January 2009, against South Africa. McDonald also represented Australia at under 19 level and has played for the Prime Minister's XI. He is an allrounder who bats right-handed and is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. McDonald has been named captain of the Australian XI which will take on South Africa in October/November 2012. In 2013/14 he will play for South Australia Redbacks.[citation needed]

Career summary[edit]

McDonald started his first class career with 32 wickets in his first ten games in 2003–04. His best spell was 6 for 67 against Western Australia. He was struggling however with the bat and despite batting at 4 at the start of the summer he would end it at number 8 in the batting order. Finger surgery the following season limited his appearances. In 2005–06 he played just four matches and only managed 83 runs and four wickets. Injury free, McDonald came into his own in the 2006–07 season. In the Pura Cup he boasted a batting average of over a hundred when he brought up his 500th run. He finished the season as only the 4th player in Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup history to reach the double of 750 runs and 25 wickets in a season.[1]

He was rewarded for his strong domestic form by being named in the Australian 30-man preliminary squad for the 2007 World Cup. He was also named in the Australian preliminary squads for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and a 7 match ODI series tour of India.

He made his Test debut in the Third Test against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2009 because Andrew Symonds and Shane Watson were both injured. In Australia's first innings, McDonald came in at number six, as opposed to the expected promotion of Brad Haddin up the order and scored a patient 15 before edging a catch to Mark Boucher. During this innings, he was given a nasty bouncer by Morné Morkel, knocking his helmet off from behind and narrowly missing his leg-stump. The next day, he removed Hashim Amla (lbw) for 51 to claim his first ever Test wicket.

McDonald fielding for Victoria against WA in the 2009-10 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash.

He was subsequently selected for the tour to South Africa in February–March 2009. In a three match Test series which Australia won 2–1, McDonald made some valuable contributions, including 68 in the second innings of the Third Test at Cape Town and taking 6 wickets during the series.[2] As a result of his performance, McDonald was selected for the 2009 Ashes tour, although did not play in any of the Tests. He did score 75 runs opening the batting in the second innings against Northamptonshire, as well as taking 4 for 15 to win the match for Australia. He returned to Australia temporarily from the 2009 Ashes tour to be with his wife who was due to give birth to the couple's first child.[3]

In the 2009 Indian Premier League McDonald played for the Delhi Daredevils,[4] and his experience in India playing for Victoria in the Champions League Twenty20 was a factor in his call-up to Australia's injury-hit ODI squad in India in November 2009.[5]

McDonald was one of the 350 players under the hammer for the IPL Auction 2011. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils for US$80,000. On 11 January 2012 during the first transfer window trading, Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him from Delhi for a transfer fee of US$100,000.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cricket.com article retrieved 12 January 2009
  2. ^ "StatsGuru Search: Andrew McDonald Test matches". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  3. ^ "McDonald to return home temporarily". cricinfo.com. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Indian Premier League 2009 — Delhi Daredevils Squad". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Henriques Out, McDonald And Cockley In". CricketWorld. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  6. ^ Andrew McDonald transfers to Royal Challengers Bangalore 

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