Douglas Erwin Bollinger is a talented Australian cricketer who has represented New South Wales in several first-class matches.
Following Glenn McGrath’s departure, he became a member of the Australian squad.
He bats with his left hand and bowls with his left arm medium fast.
He spent three IPL seasons with the Chennai Super Kings.
In England, he also played for Worcestershire County Club. He has represented teams such as the Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers, and Sydney Thunder in domestic T20 cricket.
He began playing at Seven Hills Toongabbie RSL Cricket Club at the age of 15 and was recognised as a promising player.
Doug Bollinger debuted for New South Wales in the first-class competition in 2002–03.
On January 3, 2009, he made his Test debut against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the third Test of the series.
On April 24, 2009, he made his One-Day International debut against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
In the same match, he took 5/35 for his first five-wicket haul. For the same, he was declared Man of the Match.
On October 13, 2011, he made his T20 debut against South Africa at Newlands.
Bollinger was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for the 2010 Indian Premier League season.
On April 3, 201, he made his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Achievements and Records
During the 2004–05 season, he scored a hat-trick in an ING Cup match for New South Wales, helping to dismiss the Redbacks’ shaky top order.
In 2009, he had his first five-wicket haul in an ODI series against Pakistan. He scored 5/35 and was named Man of the Match.
He took 5 wickets in the second of three Tests against the West Indies in Adelaide in 2009.
The frequent injuries have caused him to be cut short in his test performances, making it impossible for him to keep a permanent spot in the team.