Indian Premier League 2012 January 11, 2012

McDonald moves to Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Royal Challengers Bangalore have picked up Andrew McDonald, the allrounder from Australia, from the Delhi Daredevils for the 2012 IPL season, the IPL has said. Harmeet Singh, the Punjab medium-pacer, has also moved from Deccan Chargers to Kings XI Punjab.

According to a Daredevils official, the transfer fee for McDonald was US$100,000. McDonald played only one game for the Daredevils in 2011. In his three seasons with the team, he played just six games, scoring 76 runs and taking five wickets.

"All-rounders are a priceless asset and we are pleased to add Andrew to our squad," Sidhartha Mallya, the director of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, said. "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."

TA Sekar, the head of cricket for Daredevils owner GMR Sports, said McDonald "would fit in well with the Royal Challengers."

McDonald is currently playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, where he has made 156 runs from five games at an average of 52.00 and a strike-rate of 136.84.

Harmeet played two games for the Chargers in 2011, picking up three wickets at an economy rate of 7.57.

Harmeet and McDonald were the fourth and fifth players to be traded during the current transfer window. Dinesh Karthik moved from Kings XI to the Mumbai Indians for a record $2.35 million, with R Sathish heading in the opposite direction. Kevin Pietersen was transferred to the Daredevils from the Chargers.

"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 window will close," Rajeev Shukla, the IPL chairman, said.

There will be another short window for trading after the February 4 auction in which the players of now-terminated franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala will be sold. The 2012 IPL will run from April 4 to May 27.

Tariq Engineer is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | January 13, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    No IPL for me without Kochi

  • POSTED BY on | January 12, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    get a batsmen like b.mc cullum or jayawardene to give csk a gr8 start. and an all rounder lik jadeja to hit sixes in then end. and give a option for spin too. a fast bowler like prashant of ktk. and hope murli comes back. get delhi a perfect all rounder steady batsman. i hope csk and delhi gets a hard hitting batsman or steady batsman which can do our job. so that we shouldnt struggle. i want gayle to delhi or pune.

  • POSTED BY vak1997 on | January 12, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    bangalore need Jadeja and vinay kumar. their bowling unit is very freak..

  • POSTED BY NeoTheSaviour on | January 12, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    IPL may be killing test quality but its definite fun to watch. After work when I reach home i don't mind to see Sachin consulting with Malinga how to stop Gayle run barrage. And in stadiums it more of party total fun with DJ playing nice music in between for 50k crowd. Cricket or Any sport for that matter is people interest driven. With flat pitches prepared in India and most of matches being draw after 5 days, people feel like fools. I would watch a test match finishing in 3.5 days rather then 5 day draw. And if pitches turn in India foreign team start crying. But when pitches are green in their backyard its good for cricket. I

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    CSK will be aiming for muthiah muralidharan from the axed kochi team....

    murali is a great assest for CSK....

  • POSTED BY ThatzMyView on | January 11, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Bring bangalore boy Uthappa to RCB!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Sanga at DC would be trying to get Mahela in !

  • POSTED BY Gizza on | January 11, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    @512fm, news about the IPL even off-season tends to get a lot of comments and presumably clicks which is obviously why Cricinfo continually posts news about it. There's a difference between something being good and something being important. The IPL may not be a good thing for Indian cricket or the state of cricket in general since it creates further greed and destroy cricketing skills for the longer forms, it is definitely an important thing in terms of the influence it has. A lot less original and innovative than World Series Cricket, but its effect on particular players has been very similar.

  • POSTED BY RSBali on | January 11, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    1.2 billion people in India do care about IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    DC gave up 2 players so far. What's their strategy ? I suggest them to throw their most expensive players first before loosing these guys, i meant D.Christian and C.White - 2 biggest flops in T20 but very lucky to get such big contracts (D.Lehmann is cheating that team).

  • POSTED BY on | January 13, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    No IPL for me without Kochi

  • POSTED BY on | January 12, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    get a batsmen like b.mc cullum or jayawardene to give csk a gr8 start. and an all rounder lik jadeja to hit sixes in then end. and give a option for spin too. a fast bowler like prashant of ktk. and hope murli comes back. get delhi a perfect all rounder steady batsman. i hope csk and delhi gets a hard hitting batsman or steady batsman which can do our job. so that we shouldnt struggle. i want gayle to delhi or pune.

  • POSTED BY vak1997 on | January 12, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    bangalore need Jadeja and vinay kumar. their bowling unit is very freak..

  • POSTED BY NeoTheSaviour on | January 12, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    IPL may be killing test quality but its definite fun to watch. After work when I reach home i don't mind to see Sachin consulting with Malinga how to stop Gayle run barrage. And in stadiums it more of party total fun with DJ playing nice music in between for 50k crowd. Cricket or Any sport for that matter is people interest driven. With flat pitches prepared in India and most of matches being draw after 5 days, people feel like fools. I would watch a test match finishing in 3.5 days rather then 5 day draw. And if pitches turn in India foreign team start crying. But when pitches are green in their backyard its good for cricket. I

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    CSK will be aiming for muthiah muralidharan from the axed kochi team....

    murali is a great assest for CSK....

  • POSTED BY ThatzMyView on | January 11, 2012, 15:18 GMT

    Bring bangalore boy Uthappa to RCB!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Sanga at DC would be trying to get Mahela in !

  • POSTED BY Gizza on | January 11, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    @512fm, news about the IPL even off-season tends to get a lot of comments and presumably clicks which is obviously why Cricinfo continually posts news about it. There's a difference between something being good and something being important. The IPL may not be a good thing for Indian cricket or the state of cricket in general since it creates further greed and destroy cricketing skills for the longer forms, it is definitely an important thing in terms of the influence it has. A lot less original and innovative than World Series Cricket, but its effect on particular players has been very similar.

  • POSTED BY RSBali on | January 11, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    1.2 billion people in India do care about IPL.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    DC gave up 2 players so far. What's their strategy ? I suggest them to throw their most expensive players first before loosing these guys, i meant D.Christian and C.White - 2 biggest flops in T20 but very lucky to get such big contracts (D.Lehmann is cheating that team).

  • POSTED BY theswami on | January 11, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Let these jokers do their trade-offs and stuff ....... they're just hagglers for the No.2 slot. CSK is miles ahead and was, is & will ever be the undisputed champs !!!

  • POSTED BY crikbuff on | January 11, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    More nonsense and hype for this circus. All Indian cricket fans must realise that IPL is the main reason for India's downfall in test cricket. Players do not care about giving their best in test matches anymore. The quality of cricket played in IPL is very mediocre anyway. We all should stop supporting this low quality circus. That will force BCCI to prioritise and focus on test cricket!

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | January 11, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    Harmeet to Punjab is a good move for him.. Gilly used him effectively in IPL2/3.. And, he can play for his home franchise.. Not sure whether McDonald ll get game in RCB competing with Gayle,Nannes,Vettori,Dilshan,AB,Langeveldt.. These 6 are the primary overseas players for RCB.. Unless a slow track, he wont get a match..

  • POSTED BY saurabhjoshi17 on | January 11, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Karthik moved from KXIP to MI and not from DD.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    this is bad news for Aussie cricket..i had seen MacDonald's name in many of the post AShes comments in cric info mentioned by Aussioe fans.Now he is noty in the fist choice x1 ..old days he would have set Sheffield shield on fire/moved to county to horn his skills but seems like he has an eye for this T20 leagues which are good only for making money...Learn from your captain Andrew..look no further..he is really leading from the front..!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    Bad grammar....but wat about the Perth players and people like Travis Birt...he is a massive player...Nathan Coulter-Nile too??

  • POSTED BY 512fm on | January 11, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    Sorry cricinfo but why is this even appearing as news, no one cares who moved IPL teams.

  • POSTED BY jonesy2 on | January 11, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    very very very lucky the royal challengers are. huge man to have in your team

  • POSTED BY Avi56 on | January 11, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    This is certainly a huge boost for the RCB team.... Andrew is certainly a much required fast bowler all rounder who can help the team with both bat and ball....he is quite comfortable with the bat in any order and is pretty impressive on fast pitches. I still remember the match btw VB and RCB for CLT20 in bangalore in 2009.... though disappointed RCB lost but was certainly impressed by his match winning bowling....this will give him a good home ground advantage...all the best rcb and entertain us like always

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    McDonald to RCB suits well.. RCB needs a line and length bowler and a good finisher. McDonald suits into thisrole very well. Go RCB.... Go RCB..... Also heard that RCB are getting offers to transfer Zak, never ever do that mistake RCB or Siddarth. WIth McD coming in, we need Indian bowlers. Also try to get Vinay Kumar back to RCB in the auction.

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | January 11, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    McDonald is a superb T20 player & i think if RCB utilize him properly & cleverly then he's real asset for any team... DD will surely regret one day.......he's a big success in the ongoing BBL ...so beware IPL 2012 !!! McDonald is coming.....

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    Edit properly before publish

  • POSTED BY dvs105 on | January 11, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik moved from KXIP and not from Delhi daredevils

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik moved from the Daredevils to the Mumbai Indians for a record $2.35 million, with R Sathish heading in the opposite direction

    Please correct this, Dinesh Karthik moved from KXI Punjab to Mumbai Indians

  • POSTED BY OkyaBokya on | January 11, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik moved from Kings XI to Mumbai and not Daredevils as mentioned in article.

  • POSTED BY Neeta on | January 11, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    Please edit cricinfo Karthik moved from Kings XI to Mumbai Indians instead of moving from Delhi Daredevils to Mumbai Indians.About McDonald I believe DD never used his abilities well because he has been a top performer with both bat and ball for all the teams he has played, whether it is his county team Leicestershire whom he helped win the English domestic T-20 championship or it is Melbourne for whom he has performed consistently.A line and length bowler, he is difficult to hit around the park.Maybe with KP coming in DD will perform well and I am wanting them to do so because I am a huge DD fan.

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  • POSTED BY Neeta on | January 11, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    Please edit cricinfo Karthik moved from Kings XI to Mumbai Indians instead of moving from Delhi Daredevils to Mumbai Indians.About McDonald I believe DD never used his abilities well because he has been a top performer with both bat and ball for all the teams he has played, whether it is his county team Leicestershire whom he helped win the English domestic T-20 championship or it is Melbourne for whom he has performed consistently.A line and length bowler, he is difficult to hit around the park.Maybe with KP coming in DD will perform well and I am wanting them to do so because I am a huge DD fan.

  • POSTED BY OkyaBokya on | January 11, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik moved from Kings XI to Mumbai and not Daredevils as mentioned in article.

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik moved from the Daredevils to the Mumbai Indians for a record $2.35 million, with R Sathish heading in the opposite direction

    Please correct this, Dinesh Karthik moved from KXI Punjab to Mumbai Indians

  • POSTED BY dvs105 on | January 11, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    Dinesh Karthik moved from KXIP and not from Delhi daredevils

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    Edit properly before publish

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | January 11, 2012, 10:00 GMT

    McDonald is a superb T20 player & i think if RCB utilize him properly & cleverly then he's real asset for any team... DD will surely regret one day.......he's a big success in the ongoing BBL ...so beware IPL 2012 !!! McDonald is coming.....

  • POSTED BY on | January 11, 2012, 10:21 GMT

    McDonald to RCB suits well.. RCB needs a line and length bowler and a good finisher. McDonald suits into thisrole very well. Go RCB.... Go RCB..... Also heard that RCB are getting offers to transfer Zak, never ever do that mistake RCB or Siddarth. WIth McD coming in, we need Indian bowlers. Also try to get Vinay Kumar back to RCB in the auction.

  • POSTED BY Avi56 on | January 11, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    This is certainly a huge boost for the RCB team.... Andrew is certainly a much required fast bowler all rounder who can help the team with both bat and ball....he is quite comfortable with the bat in any order and is pretty impressive on fast pitches. I still remember the match btw VB and RCB for CLT20 in bangalore in 2009.... though disappointed RCB lost but was certainly impressed by his match winning bowling....this will give him a good home ground advantage...all the best rcb and entertain us like always

  • POSTED BY jonesy2 on | January 11, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    very very very lucky the royal challengers are. huge man to have in your team

  • POSTED BY 512fm on | January 11, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    Sorry cricinfo but why is this even appearing as news, no one cares who moved IPL teams.