Cricket Australia congratulates Doug Bollinger
February 05, 2018
Cricket Australia has congratulated Australian cricketer Doug Bollinger on his career, following his announcement to retire from the game today.
Bollinger represented Australia on 60 occasions across all three formats of the game in his international career, between 2009 and 2014.
The left-arm fast bowler from New South Wales played 12 Test matches, 39 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and nine T20 Internationals (T20I).
He made his international debut in the Test arena, on home soil at the SCG against South Africa in January 2009, before making his ODI debut a couple of months later against Pakistan in Dubai.
In 2011, Bollinger made his first appearance at T20I level, against South Africa in Cape Town.
The 36-year-old finishes his career with a bowling average under 28 in all three formats, including 50 Test wickets at an average of 25.92 and 62 ODI wickets at an average of 23.9.
Bollinger has also made a significant contribution at First-Class level in a career spanning 16 seasons, having made his debut in 2002-03, representing New South Wales and multiple Big Bash League franchises.
Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland paid tribute to the fast bowler:
“Doug has had a fantastic career, and we congratulate him on his achievements at international and domestic level,” Mr Sutherland said.
“He was a fierce competitor on the field who gave his all every time he represented his country. He was a skilful bowler who claimed more than 100 international wickets and enjoyed success against the best in the world.
“Doug has made a tremendous contribution to cricket in Australia across more than 15 years - we thank him for his service, and hope he remains involved in the game following his playing career.”