Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals have appointed Australia cricketer Andrew Barry McDonald as their new head coach for a time of three years.
McDonald has been a part of the IPL in the past has played for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2009 release before being joined by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2012-2013. He was additionally the bowling coach of RCB.
Responding to his appointment, McDonald stated: "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."
The previous Australian all-rounder has trained Leicestershire, Victoria, and the Melbourne Renegades. The 38-year-old, who played four Tests for Australia, had guided Victoria to the title win in Sheffield Shield in his first year as a senior mentor. He at that point moved the Renegades from the seventh situation to winning the Big Bash this year.
Ranjit Barthakur, Executive Chairman, Rajasthan Royals stated: "We are delighted to appoint Andrew as our head coach. He shares our belief in 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."
Rajasthan Royals, the inaugural IPL champions, had completed at the seventh spot in 2019 edition after enlisting five successes and ending with 11 points toward the finish of the league stage.