IPL: Former RCB bowling coach Andrew McDonald named as Rajasthan Royals' head coach
In a statement, Rajasthan Royals' executive chairman, Ranjit Barthakur announced that former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald would be the teams’ new head coach
Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals on Monday (October 21) appointed former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald as their new head coach for a three-year term.
McDonald had been a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) having played for Delhi Daredevils in the 2009 season before being signed up by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012 - 2013.
He was also the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The 38-year-old former Australian all-rounder has coached Leicestershire, Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades.
McDonald, who played four Tests for Australia, had guided Victoria to the title win in Sheffield Shield in his first year as senior coach.
The Victorian then moved the Renegades from 7th position to win the Big Bash this year.
In a team statement, Ranjit Barthakur, executive chairman, Rajasthan Royals, said, "We are delighted to appoint Andrew as our head coach. He shares our belief of discovering potential and championing dreams and is aligned with our vision to continue to drive innovation in the IPL."
The interview panel for the head coach selection process included Zubin Bharucha, head of cricket for Rajasthan Royals.
"Andrew's innovative, forward-thinking nature, along with his experience in the IPL and success in other leagues is why we have selected him as head coach to help us drive long term success, said Bharucha.
Rajasthan Royals have not won the Indian Premier League since winning the inaugural edition in 2008.