Full name Daryl Raymond Tuffey
Born June 11, 1978, Milton, Otago
Current age 39 years 47 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Chandigarh Lions, ICL World XI, Northern Districts
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Mar 31-Apr 3, 2000 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 19-23, 2010 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Sep 27, 2000 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v New Zealand at Guwahati, Nov 28, 2010 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Feb 26, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Districts v Auckland at Napier, Mar 2-5, 2012 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||Canterbury v Auckland at Christchurch, Feb 13, 2011 scorecard|
|T20s debut||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/29||Northern D||v Wellington||Wellington||13 Jan 2013||T20|
|1/32, 2||Northern D||v Canterbury||Hamilton||11 Jan 2013||T20|
|1/12, 37, 0/40||Auckland||v Central D||Napier||2 Mar 2012||FC|
|1/0, 0/15||Auckland||v Central D||Napier||4 Apr 2011||FC|
|12, 0/35, 41*, 0/33||Auckland||v Northern D||Hamilton||14 Mar 2011||FC|
|2/77, 6, 29||Auckland||v Otago||Dunedin||7 Mar 2011||FC|
|18, 1/43, 4, 0/23||Auckland||v Northern D||Auckland||24 Feb 2011||FC|
|2/65||Auckland||v Canterbury||Christchurch||13 Feb 2011||LA|
|1/61||Auckland||v Otago||Auckland||9 Feb 2011||LA|
|2/65, 17||Auckland||v Canterbury||Christchurch||6 Feb 2011||LA|
Daryl Tuffey established a reputation as world cricket's first-over specialist. He developed an amazing penchant for taking wickets in the first over he bowled, both in Tests and one-day internationals. A strapping fast-medium bowler in the style of Richard Hadlee's partner of yesteryear Ewen Chatfield, Tuffey impressed as a stronger version and an admirable foil for fast bowler Shane Bond. After a quiet start, he settled into a quality groove as the sort of player capable of performing well on most surfaces. His finest hour to date was 6 for 54 to help New Zealand tie the three-Test series with England in Auckland in 2001-02. A developed into a regular member of both the Test and one-day side, he was picked for New Zealand's 2004 tour of England. However, he then suffered a series of serious injuries including, in 2005, a damaged shoulder which kept him out of the New Zealand side for the best part of two years.
Consistent performances in state cricket kept him in the frame, but it was the injury to Kyle Mills which offered him a surprise recall for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and the 2007 World Cup. His results were distinctly underwhelming, however, and after one World Cup match he slipped quietly home mid-tournament with a recurrence of his previous shoulder injury. He signed up for a stint with the then-unsanctioned, now-defunct Indian Cricket League in October 2007, and was subsequently kept out of international cricket for two years. He returned to New Zealand's Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in mid 2009, but was plagued by injuries thereafter - he suffered broken bones in his hands twice in the following six months, before straining a bicep during a one-day series in India in November 2010. In July 2011, he lost his central contract with the New Zealand board, and injury continued to plague him through the domestic season. In August 2012, he was offered a contract with Auckland for the 2012-13 season, but retired from all cricket a month later, citing his fitness issues.
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