Andrew McDonald appointed as Australia’s full-time head coach of men’s team

Written by Shreyas Vyas

Australia Cricket Board appointed Andrew McDonald as the national coach on Wednesday, two months after the shock departure of Justin Langer.

McDonald, 40, secured a four-year contract after winning praise for his performance as interim coach since Langer’s abrupt resignation on February 5 shook the cricket world.

“It’s an exciting opportunity, exciting role, and I am really happy, happy and grateful,” McDonald told reporters after being confirmed in the job by Cricket Australia.

McDonald returned last week from the side’s successful Pakistan tour where they won the Test series and the sole Twenty20.

Langer left after failing to win the public support of key players including captain Pat Cummins, despite guiding Australia to a 4-0 Ashes victory over archrivals England and a maiden T20 World Cup title.

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