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Andrew McDonald

Andrew is one of Australia’s most accomplished all-rounders having represented Australia in all forms of the game. His versatility with either bat, ball or in the field makes him a valuable member of Victoria, Leicestershire, Melbourne Renegades and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

Identified at a young age Andrew represented Australia’s U/19 team with distinction before making his first class debut for Victoria in 2003/04. Consistently strong all-round performances in the proceeding seasonssaw Andrew rewarded by being named in Australia’s squads for the 2007 World Cup and the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.

Following five seasons with the dominant Victorian side Andrew made his Test debut in the 3rd Test against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Batting at number six and claiming Hashim Amla as his first Test wicket, Andrew’s performance warranted his selection for the return tour to South Africa in February–March 2009.

Andrew played all three tests in South Africa and made valuable contributions with both bat and ball. This ensured his selection for the 2009 Ashes tour but despite solid performances in lead-up games Andrew unluckily missed out on playing an Ashes Test.

Victoria’s dominance of the Australian domestic Twenty20 competition and experience in India’s Champions League resulted in Andrew being purchased by Delhi Daredevils in the 2011 IPL auction. Although he now plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL as well as the Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s T20 Big Bash.

Major achievements and results

First Class Statistics:

Runs: 878
Average: 24.39
S.Rate: 123.66
50’s: 2

Wickets 54
Average: 24.24
Runs: 1309



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