A magnificent comeback season for the big left-arm quick in 2013/14, saw Doug at full fitness and bowling with the pace that had seen him play 12 Tests for his country. Injury had hampered Doug the previous year and he was determined to prove that he still had the speed to trouble the best batsmen.
He did this superbly, bowling with great economy in the Ryobi Cup run to the final, followed by a superb Sheffield Shield season, where he ended up as the Blues second highest wicket-taker with 31 at 24.09. His pace returned along with his fitness and the Australian selectors took note by picking him as a shadow player in the Test squad, followed by selection in the T20 World Cup squad where he played in four matches. English cricket also followed his resurgence and it was no surprise when County side Kent signed him for the whole of the 2014 English summer.