Daryl Tuffey bowls right arm fast medium and bats right handedly in the New Zealand cricket team. He also plays for Northern Districts, ICL World XI, Chandigarh Lions and Auckland.
The first Test match of Tuffey was played from 31st March to 3rd April 2000 at Hamilton and the opponent was Australia. In the 1st innings, he batted at the No. 10 position and scored 3 runs in 19 deliveries. 75 runs were scored off the 9 overs he bowled. In the 2nd innings, he remained unbeaten on 1 in 5 deliveries. He bowled 11 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, conceded 52 runs and failed to take a wicket. Australia won this match by 6 wickets. On 27th September 2000, Tuffey contested in his first One day International which was played at Harare and the opposite team was Zimbabwe. Tuffey could not take any wicket in the 6 overs he bowled, 1 was maiden and in this spell 24 runs were hit. He did not get a chance to bat. New Zealand won this match by 7 wickets with 55 deliveries remaining.
Tuffey appeared in 22 Test matches in which he bowled 4110 deliveries off which 2057 runs were scored and 66 wickets were taken. His bowling strike rate was 62.2, bowling average was 31.16 and economy rate was 3. In One day Internationals, he took 91 wickets in 80 One dayers in the 3674 balls he bowled during which he conceded 2910 runs. His economy rate was 4.75, bowling average was 31.97 and bowling strike rate was 40.3.