Wednesday 11 January 2012 

Royal Challengers Sign McDonald From Daredevils

Royal Challengers Sign McDonald From Daredevils
Royal Challengers Sign McDonald From Daredevils
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Australian all-rounder Andrew McDonald has become the fifth player to transfer between franchises in the Indian Premier League 2012 trading window.

The Victorian has moved from the Delhi Daredevils to the Royal Challengers Bangalore and his switch follows Kevin Pietersen moving to Delhi from the Deccan Chargers.

Dinesh Karthik (Kings XI Punjab to Mumbai Indians), Harmeet Singh (Deccan Chargers to Kings XI) and Rajagopal Sathish (Mumbai to Kings XI) are the three other players to have moved to date.

"All-rounders are a priceless asset in the T20 format. We are pleased to acquire Andrew," Sidhartha Mallya, Director, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, said.

"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," he added.

McDonald played eight matches for the Daredevils, scoring 76 runs and taking five wickets while he has also played Twenty20 cricket for Victoria, Leicestershire, Australia A and the Melbourne Renegades.

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