RCB signs Oz allrounder McDonald from Delhi Daredevils

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Mumbai (ANI): Andrew McDonald, the fast-medium bowling allrounder from Australia, will move from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League.

The all-rounder is the fifth transfer of the 2012 IPL trading window. He is presently leading the Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing Big Bash League in Australia.

“All-rounders are a priceless asset and we are pleased to add Andrew to our squad. He has excelled with bat and ball in different formats. We have no doubt that he will make a big difference to our prospects in the coming IPL season,” said Avinash Vaidya, Team Manager Royal Challengers Bangalore.

TA Sekar, Head (Cricket), GMR Sports, the franchise that owns Delhi Daredevils wished the 30-year-old McDonald who played six matches for Delhi Daredevils, scoring 76 runs and taking five wickets the very best.

“The process of player-transfers during the Trading Window is gaining in momentum, and we are likely to see more action in the days leading up to 20 January 2012, when the first part of the trading window will close,” Rajeev Shukla, IPL chairman, said.

McDonald will move to Bangalore where he registered his most memorable performance in a T20 match on Indian soil where he claimed four Royal Challengers Bangalore wickets for 21 runs in a Champions League match for Victoria on October 15th, 2009.

The following trades have been confirmed earlier:

Dinesh Karthik from KXIP to MI

R Satish from MI to KXIP

Harmeet Singh from DC to KXIP.

Kevin Pietersen from DC to DD