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Famous New Zealand Cricket Player Darryl Tuffey

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Famous New Zealand Cricket Player Darryl Tuffey

Darryl Tuffey is a right-handed medium fast bowler, who was born on 11 June 1978. He made his international debut for New Zealand on 27 Sep 2000 in an ODI game in 2000. He got his test cap on 31 March 2001 against Australians. It was the start of a career in which he saw many ups and downs. His start in test cricket was forgettable, as he did not get any wickets on his debut. Experts consider his ability to take wicket in the first over of the match with admiration.

Daryl played 94 one day international matches and scored 295 runs. In ODIs, he took 110 wickets in 94 ODIs at an average of 32.12 and economy rateof 4.89. In 26 test matches, Daryl took 77 wickets at an economy rate of 3 and average of 31.75. He took two five wickets hauls and seven four wickets hauls in test cricket.

He came into his own in the test series against Pakistan when he went on to take 16 wickets in the series. He also won the man of the match award for his figures of seven for 77. He helped New Zealand win that test match and tie the series. He also performed admirably in ODI series as he went on to take 13 wickets including another man of the match performance with bowling figures of four for 24. He had an injury before he returned against England with a test match figures of nine for 116. This performance made him a sure selection in New Zealand team for next couple of years in both tests and ODIs. During this period, he gave his career best performance when he picked up eight wickets for 53 runs against India and helped his team in winning the test match and series. Since, his fortunes have plummeted, but he had some excellent stats in his test and ODI cricket career. He was a good bowler for New Zealand cricket side.

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