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05-Feb-2018 06:46:00 GMT
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Doug Bollinger retires from all forms of cricket

Melbourne: Doug Bollinger, the Australian left-arm quick, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, effective immediately.

Bollinger, 36, made his Test debut for Australia in 2009 against South Africa. He went on to play 12 Tests, picking up 50 wickets at 25.92, with best figures of 5 for 28, which came against New Zealand in Wellington in March 2010.

He also featured in 39 One-Day Internationals where he picked up 62 wickets at an impressive 23.90, and nine Twenty20 Internationals, picking up nine wickets.

Bollinger was a regular for the New South Wales side, where he began in the 2002-03 season and spent 15 years of his career.

Bollinger finished his career as the third highest wicket-taker for New South Wales with 290 strikes against his name.

One of Bollinger's career highs was being included in the International Cricket Council's Test and ODI teams of the year in 2010 after a stellar season. He played his final Test in the 2010 Ashes campaign against England, while his final ODI was against South Africa in 2011 in Durban.

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