Jacob Duffy is a 26-year-old cricketer who has represented New Zealand internationally. Duffy who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium began his first-class career in January 2011 when he represented Otago Volts against Northern Districts in the HRV Cup. In December 2020, he began his international career for New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket named Duffy in the NZ A team in November 2020 to play practice games against the visiting West Indies. A month later, Duffy found himself in the NZ T20I squad to play against the visiting Pakistan team. He played his first T20I against Pakistan on 18 December 2020.
New Zealand, New Zealand A, South Island, Otago, New Zealand Under-19
Jacob Duffy is yet to play Test cricket.
Duffy has not begun an ODI career.
In one T20I played against Pakistan, Duffy has taken 4 wickets while conceding 33 runs.
Records and Facts
In Duffy’s only T20I game in Auckland on 18 December, Pakistan batted first and were restricted to a score of 153/9 in their allotted overs. Duffy took the wickets of openers Rizwan and Shafique and went on to dismiss top-order batsmen Hafeez and Shadab Khan. New Zealand chased down the target with 5 wickets and 7 balls to spare.
In the 2017-18 season of the Plunket Shield, Duffy took 29 wickets in 8 matches to emerge the joint-highest wicket-taker for Otago. In the 2018-19 Ford Trophy, Duffy took 25 wickets in 11 games to become the team’s leading wicket-taker in the competition. In the 2018-19 Super Smash season, Duffy took 13 wickets in 9 matches to become the side’s top wicket-taker in the tournament. In his first international game, a T20I against Pakistan in December 2020, Duffy was named the Man of the Match.
In 67 first-class matches, Jacob Duffy has taken 194 wickets at 31.80 with the best bowling figures of 7/89 in an innings and 9/106 in a match. He has also scored 792 runs at 12.98 with the highest score of 71, his only fifty. In 54 List A matches, Jacob has taken 96 wickets at 23.69 with the best bowling figures of 6/35. He has also scored 174 runs at 10.89 with a top score of 39. In 77 T20 games, Duffy has taken 86 wickets at 25.88 with the best bowling figures of 5/18. He has scored 112 runs at 9.33 in T20 games with the highest score of 18.