Daryl Tuffey

Country: New Zealand
Born: June 11, 1978, Milton, Otago
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Daryl Tuffey Bio

Daryl Raymond Tuffey, born on June 12, 1978, in Auckland, New Zealand, is a former professional cricket player who left a lasting impact on the sport. Known for his impressive talent as a fast-medium bowler, Tuffey earned a reputation as a first-over specialist, often creating havoc for opposing teams right from the start.

Tuffey, who drew comparisons to Ewen Chatfield and the legendary Richard Hadlee, possessed the perfect combination of strength and skill. Standing at a sturdy frame, he used his physicality to his advantage and became a prized asset in New Zealand’s cricketing arsenal. His ability to complement fast bowler Shane Bond turned him into a valued member of the national team.

Initially, Tuffey had a modest start to his career, but he soon found his rhythm and established himself as a consistent performer on various playing surfaces. His crowning moment came during the three-Test series against England in Auckland in 2001-02, where he took an impressive 6 for 54, helping New Zealand secure a tie in the series.

His exceptional performances earned him a regular spot in both the Test and one-day international sides. In 2004, he was selected for New Zealand’s tour of England, but a series of unfortunate injuries, including a shoulder injury that ruled him out for two years, disrupted his progress.

Despite the setbacks, Tuffey persevered and continued to showcase his skills for state teams, keeping his hopes of an international comeback alive. Fate smiled upon him when he was unexpectedly recalled to the national team for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy and the 2007 World Cup due to an injury to Kyle Mills. Unfortunately, his performances in the tournament failed to live up to expectations, and he was forced to withdraw due to a recurrence of his previous shoulder injury.

Tuffey’s career took an unexpected turn when he signed up to play for the Indian Cricket League in 2007. The league, which was not recognized by the cricketing authorities, resulted in his exclusion from international cricket for two years. However, his dedication and resilience shone through, and he made a comeback to the New Zealand Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in mid-2009.

Unfortunately, injuries continued to plague Tuffey’s career. Over the next few years, he suffered multiple broken bones in his hands and strained a bicep during a one-day series in India. In July 2011, he lost his central contract with the New Zealand board, and his fitness issues persisted throughout the domestic season.

In August 2012, Tuffey made the difficult decision to retire from all forms of cricket. Despite the challenges he faced with injuries, Tuffey’s contribution to the sport should not be understated. He leaves behind a legacy as a tenacious, skilled bowler, and although his career was plagued by setbacks, his impact on New Zealand cricket is undeniable.

Today, Tuffey’s cricketing journey stands as an inspiration to those who face adversity in pursuing their dreams. His passion, determination, and ability to bounce back from setbacks are qualities that will always be remembered in the world of cricket.

Daryl Tuffey Career Stats

Daryl Tuffey Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 36 10 427 80* 16.42 1004 42.52 0 1 46 4 15 0
T20Is 3 2 1 5 5* 5 5 100 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 94 52 21 295 36 9.51 372 79.3 0 0 23 7 20 0
FC 91 110 26 1438 89* 17.11 - - 0 6 - - 41 0
List A 220 121 52 868 38* 12.57 - - 0 0 - - 52 0
T20s 29 16 9 78 17* 11.14 67 116.41 0 0 5 3 3 0

Daryl Tuffey Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 26 45 4877 2445 77 6/54 9/116 31.75 3 63.3 7 2 0
T20Is 3 3 60 93 3 2/16 2/16 31 9.3 20 0 0 0
ODIs 94 92 4333 3534 110 4/24 4/24 32.12 4.89 39.3 2 0 0
FC 91 - 16607 7713 288 7/12 - 26.78 2.78 57.6 - 10 1
List A 220 - 10490 8273 265 5/21 5/21 31.21 4.73 39.5 3 2 0
T20s 29 29 656 808 29 3/19 3/19 27.86 7.39 22.6 0 0 0

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