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Full name Daryl John Harper
Born October 23, 1951, Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 63 years 157 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Other Umpire, Referee
|Test debut||Australia v England at Perth, Nov 28-30, 1998 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 20-23, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v South Africa at Perth, Jan 14, 1994 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Mar 19, 2011 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 11, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's, Jun 21, 2009 scorecard|
Played District cricket for Teachers College and East Torrens (Adelaide, SA)
Umpiring first-class debut: 1987-88
Joined National Umpires panel: 1993-94
Married with one son and one daughter.
Hobbies: Norwood and Adelaide football clubs; basketball; most sports; family.
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan