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Doug Bollinger

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast medium
Played for:
Australia, Australia A, Kent, Worcestershire, Chennai, New South Wales, Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Australia
Born:
July 24, 1981, Baulkham Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Profile

His teammates vouch for the fact that he is the one of the most charismatic players on the field and someone who can dispel tensions in the dressing room with his rib-tickling jokes.

Douglas Bollinger started playing cricket at the age of 15 and made his debut for New South Wales in the 2002-03 season. After taking 27 wickets at an average of 28.32 in domestic ODIs, he was selected in Australia’s 30-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy but failed to make the cut.

Loitering for a long time on the fringes of the national team, he finally made his Test debut against South Africa in 2009 at Sydney, bagging two wickets; and walked away with an enhanced reputation, and a nickname called “Doug the rug”. He made his ODI debut the same year against Pakistan and has since been a regular feature in the Australian line-up, though he has faced stiff competition from upcoming youngsters.

Standing at a towering six feet, 'Eagle', as he is fondly known, has a quick arm action and is a thinking bowler. By the second half of 2010 he was averaging less than 25 in Tests and ODIs and had an economy rate of less than five in the shorter format, a remarkable stat in an age where pitches are tailor-made to suit batsman. He played a major role in the Chennai’ road to success at their maiden IPL title triumph in 2010. Bollinger had a ‘well-begun’ career and has since then been an integral part of the Aussie pace attack.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 12 14 54 7 7.71 33.96 0 0 21
ODI 39 8 50 2 8.33 92.59 0 0 30
T20 6 2 1 2 - 100.00 0 0 1*
IPL 27 4 21 3 21.00 91.30 0 0 16*
CLT20 20 1 17 0 17.00 154.54 0 0 17
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 12 23 2401 1296 50 5/28 / 25.92 3.23 1 2 0 55
ODI 39 39 1942 1482 62 5/35 / 23.90 4.57 3 2 0 74
T20 6 6 144 176 6 1/23 / 29.33 7.33 0 0 0 3
IPL 27 27 576 693 37 4/13 / 18.72 7.21 1 0 0 24
CLT20 20 20 462 525 22 3/27 / 23.86 6.81 0 0 0 22
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 12 0 0
T20 2 0 0
IPL 8 0 1
CLT20 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2010
 
ODI:
2009-2011
 
T20:
2011-2014
 
IPL:
2010-2012
 
CLT20:
2009-2012
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 03, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Dec 03, 2010
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs Pakistan at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Apr 24, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 28, 2011
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 13, 2011
Last played:
Australia Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 01, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Apr 03, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Apr 21, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
New South Wales Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Chennai Vs Yorkshire at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 22, 2012
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