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IPL: McDonald wants to turn Rajasthan from underdogs to champions
IPL: McDonald wants to turn Rajasthan from underdogs to champions

New Delhi, Dec 2 (TIWN) Former Australia all-rounder Andrew Barry McDonald, who has been appointed as the head coach of Rajasthan Royals, is hoping that the franchise makes improvements by leaps and bounds under him and remove the tag of underdogs to one of champions in the upcoming editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rajasthan Royals had won in the inaugural IPL season in 2008 under legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne. However, after that, the Rajasthan-based franchise hasn't been able to perform as per expectations. In fact, in the 9 seasons they have participated after their title win in 2008, Rajasthan have been able to make it to the play-offs only three times.

In the last edition, Rajasthan finished at the seventh spot after registering five wins and ending with 11 points at the end of the league stage.

Speaking to IANS, McDonald - who has been appointed for the next three years - stressed that his one and only aim will be to make improvement in all the departments and make it sustainable.

"I see this as an enjoyable opportunity. The common thing is that we are working to win matches for Rajasthan," McDonald said.

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