Andrew Barry McDonald, born 5 June 1981 is the current coach of the Australian cricket team and a former cricketer who represented Victoria and South Australia. He was born in Wodonga, Victoria, and now resides in Geelong.

On 3 January 2009, he made his Test debut against South Africa in Sydney. McDonald has also represented Australia at the under 19 and Prime Minister’s XI levels. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls medium-fast with his right arm. McDonald captained Australia’s A XI against South Africa in November 2012.

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He became a cricket coach after retiring as a player. He has previously coached the Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Victoria, and the Melbourne Renegades. In his first year as Victoria’s senior coach, he won the Sheffield Shield.

He also served as a bowling coach for Royal Challengers Bangalore and as the head coach of the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. In October 2019, he was named Justin Langer’s assistant coach for the Australian men’s cricket squad.

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McDonald was named interim head coach of the club on February 5, 2022, following the resignation of Justin Langer.

McDonald began his first-class career in 2003–04 with 32 wickets in his first ten games. When he hit his 500th run in the Pura Cup, he had a batting average of over a hundred. He finished the season as only the fourth player in Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup history to score 750 runs and take 25 wickets in a single season. He was nominated to Australia’s 30-man preliminary team for the 2007 World Cup as a result of his outstanding domestic form. He was also included in Australia’s preliminary selections for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and a seven-match One-Day International series in India.

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McDonald played with the Delhi Daredevils in the 2009 Indian Premier League.

McDonald’s was one of 350 players auctioned off at the 2011 IPL Auction. The Delhi Daredevils paid US$80,000 for him. During the first transfer window trading on 11 January 2012, Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him from Delhi for a cost of $100,000.

Andrew McDonald has been named the next Head Coach of the Australian cricket team by Cricket Australia. He committed to a four-year contract after leading the side to a 1-0 series triumph in Pakistan.

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McDonald, who has served as interim Head Coach since February, joined Australia’s coaching staff in 2019 after leading Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades to all three domestic tournament wins in 2018-19.

The former Test all-rounder has extensive teaching experience, having previously held Head Coaching positions in the Indian Premier League and English county cricket. Since joining the Australian team, he has worked as a senior assistant coach alongside Justin Langer.