McDonald set to join Cricket Australia coaching staff

Victoria coach Andrew McDonald is set to join Justin Langer's national coaching panel in what is shaping to be a big win for Cricket Australia.

CA was on the hunt for permanent assistant coaches to replace David Saker and Brad Haddin, who left their posts this year.

Victoria coach Andrew McDonald had joined Justin Langer’s national set-up.Credit:AAP

McDonald is part of a new breed of Australian coaches coming through the ranks who has been keenly sought after in international circles.

The all-rounder, who retired in 2016 after four Tests and a long career with Victoria, was announced as the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals just last week.

He was also unveiled as coach of Birmingham Phoenix in England's new Hundred competition.

While it will be a career progression for McDonald, it is a blow for Cricket Victoria, as he is not only the coach of the men's state side but also at the helm of the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.

McDonald had replaced David Saker, who took up a position with former national coach Darren Lehmann's staff.

McDonald became the first coach to claim the domestic treble last year, leading Victoria to success in the Sheffield Shield and the one-day tournament and the Renegades in the BBL.

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