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Doug Bollinger declares himself fit for IPL

Posted by on April 6, 2011 1 Comment

Chennai Super Kings pacer Doug Bollinger has declared himself fit for the upcoming Indian Premier League.

There have been doubts over his fitness after an ankle injury forced him to pull out of Australia’s World Cup campaign in February.

The fast bowler though insists he is fit and ready for the fourth edition of the IPL which kicks off this weekend.

“I had a bowl last Friday and came through the session with no pain at all,” Bollinger told AAP.

“Since being back in Australia I’ve followed my doctor’s instructions to the letter and we’re really happy with how the ankle has responded.”

Bollinger though will be short of match practice when the Super Kings kick off the defence of their title and he concedes he’s unlikely to play in the first two games against the Kolkata Knight Ryders and the Kings XI Punjab.

“All going to plan I hope to be (fit) for game three, if not sooner,” he said.

“Last year playing for Chennai was an amazing experience (becoming IPL champions).

“I’m really looking forward to catching up with the boys again and going all out to defend our title.” Cricket365

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