Bollinger a concealed weapon for Ashes

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 20:06 PM IST

Melbourne: With ordinary record in England, both in county cricket, Tests and one-dayers, pacer Doug Bollinger will surprise plenty of Englishmen in the Ashes series this Australian summer by showing that he can actually bowl a bit.

"Few Englishmen would say they have found much fearsome about Bollinger, who has consistently struggled to find the kind of menace, speed and swing he has often summoned elsewhere," a newspaper reports.

"I have to be honest, I think England is the hardest place I`ve had to bowl," said Bollinger in Kochi before the One Day International match against India was abandoned due to the bad weather.

"A lot of people say India but I actually like bowling here, for some silly reason. I`ve found England quite hard but that`s just another challenge and hopefully the next opportunity I get over there I can finally nail it," he added.

Bollinger further said that he has not picked many wickets in England, but would hope to build that up during next month`s Ashes series.

"Everyone`s stronger when they`re at home and I`m sure that`s what we`re going to be, we`re all ready to go and hopefully the wickets are nice, fast and bouncy, just the way I like it," he said.

ANI