Andrew McDonald has represented Australia at the highest level, renowned for his energetic right armed medium-fast bowling. McDonald started his first class career in 2003-04, where he took thirty two wickets in his first ten games. He struggled with injury for the following two years, but came back to the forefront with a blistering 2006-07 season where he finished as only the fourth player in Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup history to reach both 750 runs and 25 wickets in a season. He was named Victoria’s Pura Cup Player of the Year.
This fine form earned him a call up to the preliminary thirty man squad for the 2007 World Cup, as well as a seven match ODI series of India. In 2008-09, he was a surprise call up for the Australian test team where he made his test debut in the third test against South Africa, at the famous Sydney Cricket Ground. He claimed his first wicket, removing Amla LBW. He then joined Australia for the return test series in South Africa, where he took six wickets and impressed during a sixty eight run innings. McDonald was rewarded for this performance with a call up to the 2009 Ashes squad.
McDonald is a proud Spartan ambassador, and currently plays for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. He also coaches the Leicestershire County Cricket Club in England.
|Full Name:||Andrew Barry McDonald|
|Date of Birth:||05 June, 1981, Wodonga, Victoria, Australia|
|Major Teams:||Australia, Australia A, Leicestershire, Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Thunder, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Uva Next, Victoria, South Australia|
List A debut: 2001/02
First class debut: 2001/02
Test debut: 3 January, 2009 v South Africa
T20 debut: 6 January, 2006 v Victoria