Thursday, 12 January 2012

Andrew McDonald moves to Bangalore

MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) today announced the fifth transfer of the 2012 Trading window.  Andrew McDonald, the fast-medium bowling allrounder from Australia, will move from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore, for the 2012 season of the tournament. The all-rounder is leading the Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing Big Bash League in Australia.
“All-rounders are a priceless asset in the T20 format. We are pleased to acquire Andrew. He has excelled with bat and ball for the various sides that he has represented, in different formats. We have no doubt that he will make a big difference to our prospects in the upcoming IPL,” Sidhartha Mallya, Director, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, commented.
TA Sekar, Head (Cricket), GMR Sports, the franchise that owns Delhi Daredevils, wished the 30-year-old McDonald who played six matches for Delhi Daredevils, scoring 76 runs and taking five wickets, the very best.  "He would fit in well with the Royal Challengers Bangalore,”  he said. 
McDonald will move to Bangalore where he registered his most memorable performance in a T20 match on Indian soil where he claimed four Royal Challengers Bangalore wickets for 21 runs in a Champions League match for Victoria on October 15th, 2009.
“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,” Rajeev Shukla, Chairman, IP, said.

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