Veteran Australian batsman Michael Klinger will replace Andrew McDonald as the Melbourne Renegades’ new coach as the Big Bash League franchise chase back-to-back championships.
Klinger’s appointment was ratified at a Cricket Victoria board meeting on Monday night. Sources close to CV said the Renegades planned to make the appointment public on Tuesday afternoon. The highly rated McDonald has joined the Australian set-up as an assistant coach to Justin Langer.
Klinger – who represented Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia – and fellow batsman George Bailey had also been vying replace Greg Chappell as a national selector. Bailey won that role on Monday.
Considered unlucky to not have played more international cricket, Klinger, 39, played in only three Twenty20 internationals for Australia but had a distinguished first-class and domestic Twenty20 career.