Former Australian Test All-Rounder Andrew McDonald has been appointed as the Head Coach of Leicestershire County Cricket Club (CCC). 

Andrew McDonald, who played 4 Tests for Australia, represented Leicestershire as a player in 2010 and 2011 and lead from the front as a player in Leicestershire’s Friends Life T20 win in 2011. He scored 584 runs at a brilliant average of 53.09 and was also very handy with the ball. 

McDonald, after being named as the Head Coach said: 

To take on the challenge of creating a successful, but also importantly sustainable cricket programme, while fostering the development of an emerging group of young players, is an extremely exciting prospect for me.

“Coaching has always been something I have harboured ambitions to pursue. I think that going into coaching at a relatively young age, while still involved in cricket in the way I am in Australia as a player, is a very progressive move for both myself and Leicestershire.”

The Interim Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Cricket Andrew Boyce expressed happiness over Andrew McDonald’s appointment as the Head Coach and felt that McDonald was a great influence on the younger lads during his stint as a player with Leicestershire. 

He quoted: 

Andrew McDonald is the epitome of Australian grit. He has a strong mental attitude to winning games. He has had a great influence on Leicestershire County Cricket Club in the past and will do so again. We are so pleased that Andrew has agreed to return to become our Head Coach.

“Andrew was a great influence on the younger lads as a player here. He helped us to get over the line on numerous occasions. Andrew was a good performer on the pitch and a very good person to have in the dressing room.

“When somebody is able to have time to make decisions in the cauldron environment in T20, you know you have a clear thinker. Andrew has always been able to make an assessment of what is required to win a game and never panics.

“Andrew is currently playing a key role at South Australia and has lots of experience in the Big Bash. His fellow Australians look up to him and respect him. That says a lot about his character and standing in the game.”


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