Sydney: Doug Bollinger, who will be returning from a hamstring injury in Sydney grade cricket on Saturday, is hopeful of a recall for the series against India.
The left-armer will play for the club side Fairfield-Liverpool in a one-day match against Parramatta at Old Kings Oval, and has not given up hope of forcing his way back into Michael Clarke’s Test squad.
Bollinger has not played a Test since this time last year and has watched on as new pacers James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc got baggy greens this past week.
However, with fellow pacers Patrick Cummins and Mitchell Johnson out for the Test series against India through injury and Ryan Harris and Ben Cutting sidelined, Bollinger has high hopes of getting a recall.
“Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to play that, and then, hopefully get picked for the Indian [series] squad,” Bollinger said.