Andrew McDonald Appointed as New Royals Head Coach

Andrew McDonald Appointed as New Royals Head Coach

Andrew McDonald Appointed as New Royals Head Coach

The new head coach played for two teams under the Indian Premier League

Former Australian cricketer Andrew McDonald was appointed as the head coach of the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals. He signed a three-year contract to coach the team. McDonald succeeded Paddy Upton in the coaching position after the latter’s contract came to an end.

McDonald expressed his feelings about his appointment. ‘I'm delighted to join the Royals family. It's a great honour to take on this responsibility. The Rajasthan Royals is a new, exciting challenge for me, and I can't wait to get started working with our world-class players and coaches in one of the biggest sporting leagues in the world’, he said.

Executive Chairman Ranjit Barthakur was pleased to have McDonald as the team’s coach. He recognized his experience in the IPL and other leagues which met their satisfaction to appoint him in the position. 

‘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. Andrew will be preparing for the season by sharing experiences and best practices with exceptional coaches in other sports and will be visiting India in the near future to meet the Royals team, both on and off the field’, Ranjit Barthakur said.

‘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. He is data-focused and an impressive man manager who remains well versed with the rigours of modern-day cricket’, he added.

Andrew McDonald played for the Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The two teams are under the Indian Premier League. To know more about the IPL, read the page on Betwala.

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