Douglas Erwin Bollinger
(born 24 July 1981, Baulkham Hills
, Sydney, New South Wales
, Australia) is a professional Australian cricketer
who currently plays first-class cricket
for the New South Wales Blues
and international cricket for Australia
. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast bowler. He also plays for the Chennai Super Kings
in the Indian Premier League
A resident of Parklea
he commenced his playing career at 15 with Seven Hills Toongabbie RSL Cricket Club where he was noted as being no more than an enthusiastic but erratic bowler during his early days.
The left-armer debuted for New South Wales in 2002–03. In the 2004–05 season, in an ING Cup
match against South Australia, he picked up a hat-trick
in dismissing the Redbacks' brittle top order. Following this innings, he did not continue this form. He generated some success in the One-Day form of the game, taking 27 wickets at an average of 28.32 in 20 matches leading to the Australian selectors naming him in a 30 man squad for the ICC champions trophy tournament in India. Bollinger is one of a select group of up and coming Australian cricketers who have spent time at the Commonwealth Bank Centre of Excellence honing their cricket skills, in the hope of gaining national selection.
The end of 2006–07 season saw the retirement of Glenn McGrath
, who is the third highest wicket-taker in Test history, opening up a bowling position in the... Read More