Oz pacer Bollinger puts his hand up for Proteas tour

January 12th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Hobart, Jan.12 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger hopes he won”t be snubbed for Australia’’s tour of South Africa next month, despite a number of his rival quicks getting the chance to shine in front of selectors in the limited-overs format.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Bollinger is relying on his one and only Test appearance in Sydney to assure him a plane ticket to South Africa.
Bollinger took 2-131 on debut against the Proteas and was unlucky not to have taken more wickets.
The 27-year-old has tonight’’s Twenty20 clash against Tasmania at ANZ Stadium, another Twenty20 clash against Victoria on Saturday and a Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at the end of the month to enhance his Test prospects.
“I thought I went all right in Sydney, it was a good experience for my first Test and hopefully I get a couple more,” Bollinger said.
Captain Ricky Ponting said after the gripping victory in Sydney: “It’’s pretty hard to change winning teams, isn”t it? That’’s generally the way it is and I don”t think there will be too many changes (for South Africa).”
Bollinger formed a good partnership with Peter Siddle in Sydney and, with Mitchell Johnson, proved that two left-armers can exist in the one pace attack. (ANI)

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