Alex Doolan      

Full name Alexander James Doolan

Born November 29, 1985, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 28 years 335 days

Major teams Launceston, Melbourne Renegades, South Hobart-Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Tasmania Second XI, Tasmania Under-17s, Tasmania Under-19s

Nickname Dools

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Height 1.83 m

Relation Father - BR Doolan

Alexander James Doolan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 191 89 23.87 455 41.97 0 1 26 1 4 0
First-class 60 106 6 3689 161* 36.89 7511 49.11 6 20 484 14 30 0
List A 26 25 1 713 96 29.70 1015 70.24 0 3 73 5 11 0
Twenty20 11 11 0 127 30 11.54 135 94.07 0 0 11 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Feb 12-15, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Newcastle, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 6, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Australia A v India A at Darwin, Aug 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Dec 30, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5, 0 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
104 Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
26 Tasmania v Scotland Hobart 2 Oct 2014 Other OD
75 Tasmania v Scotland Hobart 29 Sep 2014 Other OD
24 Australia A v India A Darwin 2 Aug 2014 LA
16 Australia A v India A Darwin 31 Jul 2014 LA
29 Australia A v NPS Darwin 26 Jul 2014 LA
19 Australia A v Sth Africa A Darwin 24 Jul 2014 LA
55 Australia A v NPS Darwin 22 Jul 2014 LA
96 Australia A v India A Darwin 20 Jul 2014 LA
Profile

An elegant right-hand batsman, Alex Doolan has made the No.3 position his own with Tasmania over the past few seasons and in doing so has placed himself firmly in contention for international honours. The innings that brought him wider public attention was his unbeaten 161 for Australia A against the touring South Africans in November 2012, and his work against Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander meant Doolan featured in discussions about who would replace the retiring Ricky Ponting in the Test team. His opportunity did not come, but Doolan finished that summer fourth on the Sheffield Shield tally with 715 runs at 42.05, improving on his leaner 2011-12. His first two centuries came during the 2009-10 season, when he made 642 runs, and a solid aggregate over a number of summers has moved him to the fringes of the Test side. An assiduous studier of Ricky Ponting's game during his appearances for Tasmania, Doolan shared two century stands with Ponting in 2012-13 and learnt much from the former Test captain. The son of the former Tasmania wicketkeeper and opening batsman Bruce Doolan, away from the game he has previously worked in a travel agency.
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Oct 24, 2014

The Pakistan players celebrate after Alex Doolan is run out, Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 3rd day, October 24, 2014

The Pakistan players celebrate after Alex Doolan is run out

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Oct 22, 2014

Alex Doolan caught Azhar Ali at short cover off Mitchell Johnson, Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 1st day, October 22, 2014

Alex Doolan caught Azhar Ali at short cover off Mitchell Johnson

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Oct 16, 2014

Alex Doolan uses his feet to loft the ball, Pakistan A v Australians, 2nd day, Sharjah, October 16, 2014

Alex Doolan uses his feet to loft the ball

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Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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