IPL Trading: McDonald moves to RCB
New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Andrew McDonald today became the fifth player to be transferred during the Indian Premier League (IPL) trading window, moving from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“Andrew McDonald, the fast-medium bowling all-rounder from Australia, will move from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore, for the 2012 season of the tournament,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement. The all-rounder is leading the Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing Big Bash League in Australia.
“All-rounders are a priceless asset and we are pleased to add Andrew to our squad. He has excelled with bat and ball in different formats. We have no doubt that he will make a big difference to our prospects in the coming IPL season,” said Avinash Vaidya, Team Manager, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
TA Sekar, Head (Cricket), GMR Sports, the franchise that owns Delhi Daredevils wished the 30-year-old, who played six matches for them scoring 76 runs and taking five wickets, the very best. “He would fit in well with the Royal Challengers Bangalore,” he said.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla informed that more transfers are in the pipeline. “The process of player-transfers during the Trading Window is gaining in momentum, and we are likely to see more action in the days leading up to 20 January 2012, when the first part of the trading window will close,” Shukla said.
McDonald will move to south Indian city Bangalore where he registered his most memorable performance in a Twenty20 match on Indian soil claiming four Royal Challengers Bangalore wickets for 21 runs in a Champions League match for Victoria in 2009.