In T20Is, Bollinger has represented Australia in only 9 matches and has taken 9 wickets    Getty Images
In T20Is, Bollinger has represented Australia in only 9 matches and has taken 9 wickets Getty Images

Born July 24, 1981 in Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Doug Bollinger turns 35 today. The left-arm fast-medium bowler, who played for Australia, was known for troubling batsmen with swing and his angle. Not only that, he had a funny side to him as well. He was often known to find humor in moments on the field. He has always been known as a cricketer who played the game in the right way and enjoyed it. Bollinger made his Test debut for Australia in January 2009 at Sydney, when South Africa were their opponents at home. He made his One-Day International (ODI) debut for Australia in April 2009 against Pakistan.

Bollinger has played in 12 Tests for Australia and has taken 50 wickets in them. His average has been 25.92. He has taken two five-wicket hauls and his career best figures include 5 for 28. In ODIs he has picked up 62 wickets in 39 matches at an average of 23.90. His economy rate has been 4.57. He has taken 2 five-wicket hauls in ODIs as well. Bollinger’s best figures in ODIs are 5 for 35. In T20Is, Bollinger has represented Australia in only 9 matches and has taken 9 wickets.

In First-Class cricket, Bollinger has played 112 games and scalped 382 wickets at an average of 27.25. He has two 10-wicket hauls and 16 five-wicket hauls in First-Class matches.

Bollinger had also played an instrumental role in helping his IPL team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) winning the IPL title in 2010 and 2011. Bollinger has played for franchises like Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunders in Big Bash League (BBL) in his career.