England v Australia, 4th Test, Headingley, 2nd day August 8, 2009

McDonald to return home temporarily

Cricinfo staff

Andrew McDonald, the Australian allrounder, has left the squad at Headingley temporarily and will fly home to be with his wife who is expected to give birth to the couple's first child next week.

McDonald will rejoin the squad in England on August 13, in time for Australia's tour match against Kent, which begins on August 15. McDonald has played four Tests in his career, the last of which was in Cape Town in March, but is yet to be selected in England.