Former Australian cricket team fast bowler Doug Bollinger retires from all cricket

Former Australian cricket team fast bowler Doug Bollinger, who took more than 100 wickets at international level, announced his retirement from all cricket aged 36.

cricket Updated: Feb 05, 2018 09:05 IST
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Former Australian cricket team fast bowler Doug Bollinger, who took more than 100 wickets at international level, announced his retirement from all cricket aged 36. (AFP)

Former Australian cricket team fast bowler Doug Bollinger has announced his retirement from all cricket aged 36.

Bollinger took exactly 50 wickets in 12 tests at an average of 25.9 and 62 wickets in 39 one-day internationals at 23.9. He also made nine Twenty20 appearances for Australia and played 124 first class matches for New South Wales.

The burly left-armer claimed two five-wicket test hauls, against the West Indies and New Zealand, with a best return of 5-28. He played all of his tests in 2009 and 2010, losing his place after the second match against England in Adelaide during the 2010 Ashes Series.

He continued to play first class cricket, taking 411 wickets, and played in the Big Bash Twenty20 season until this year.

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,” Sutherland said in a Cricket Australia release.

“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.”

First Published: Feb 05, 2018 09:05 IST