Melbourne: Out of the Test team for a year now, pacer Doug Bollinger is hoping that Australia`s bowling woes would fetch him a place in the side for the much-awaited series against India starting December 26.
Australia`s pace attack looks far from intimidating with the experienced Mitchell Johnson and teen sensation Pat Cummins out injured.
Bollinger is hoping to impress the selectors with a good performance in the upcoming Big Bash Twenty20 in which he would play for Sydney Thunders.
"I`m getting back to where I want to be. I feel fit and ready to go," Bollinger told reporters.
"Test cricket hasn`t left my mind and I`m ready to go if they want me. I still think I`ve got heaps to give. I will do anything I can to get back in the team. I`d love to be there for the Boxing Day Test.”
"It`d be good to get some India wickets under my belt," he added.
Bollinger, once a promising name on the horizon, fell by the wayside due to injury breakdowns and inconsistent form. But the left-armer said he feels fit now.
"I feel really good and before I got injured (last month) I felt like I was bowling well," Bollinger said.
"I can`t change people`s perceptions (over his fitness) but there are no worries in my mind. They (the national selectors) know what I can do and I know I`ve been bowling well.”
"I don`t feel like they have forgotten me. I`ll be ready to go whenever they need me," he added.