Andrew McDonald Appointed As Head Coach Of Australian Team

Andrew McDonald Appointed As Head Coach Of Australian Team

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13 Apr 2022
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Andrew McDonald has been appointed as the head coach of Australia’s men’s cricket team. The news formally came out yesterday. However, it was speculated Since his appointment as interim coach that he will proceed to full time contract.

Cricket Australia (CA) announced this on Wednesday that McDonald’s term will be 4 years. He had been the interim coach of the team since February this year. He replaced Justin Langer, who had resigned from his position after Cricket Australia refused to expand his contract.

Under McDonald’s guidance, the Australian team recently won the Test series and T20 series in Pakistan. He has been showing a lot of trust in going players and persistently forwarding with them.

McDonald joined the Australia men’s cricket team as an assistant coach in 2019. He was with the Australian cricket team that won the T20 World Cup in 2021. He will now have to tour Sri Lanka and India with the team. After this, under his guidance, the Australian team will go down to defend their title in the T20 World Cup 2022 to be held at home.

McDonald, the former all-rounder, played only four Test matches for Australia in 2009. He has also coached teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and English county cricket.

Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that a permanent contract has been signed with Andrew McDonald due to his experience as an interim coach. Let us tell you that former Australia coach Justin Langer did not agree to extend his contract in February.

After Australia’s 1-0 Test series win in Pakistan, Andrew McDonald was considered a strong contender for the position to join the Kangaroo team as a full-time coach. Andrew McDonald said, “The journey so far has been wonderful and I am honored to be given this wonderful opportunity that will have an exciting road ahead.”

Andrew McDonald joined the Australian coaching team in 2019, having previously led Victoria State and Melbourne Renegades to titles in all three domestic competitions during the 2018–19 season. Former Test all-rounder Andrew McDonald has played important coaching roles in the IPL and English county cricket. He has been Langer’s senior assistant coach since joining the Australian team. McDonald’s returned from a three-Test tour of Pakistan last week, in which the team lost the ODI series and won the only T20 International.

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