Full nameDaryn Smit NameDaryn Smit 2004-presentDolphins
Bowling styleLegbreak Batting styleRight-hand bat RoleCricket Player
Born28 January 1984 (age 31) (1984-01-28) Durban, South Africa
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Daryn Smit (born 28 January 1984) is a South African cricketer and former captain for the Dolphins. He can be described as a cricketer who is a 'Daryn of all trades' because he is a right-handed batsmen, spin bowler and wicket keeper as well as being a commentator for South African broadcaster Supersport. He has played first class, one day and Twenty20 cricket since 2004.
Smit gave up leg spin bowling to increase his chances of selection for the South African national team as a wicket keeper, having once been tipped as the successor of Mark Boucher. Having failed to achieve a call-up, Smit subsequently resumed bowling for the Dolphins.
Smit captained the Dolphins for a number of years but was replaced as captain by Morne Van Wyk, who was signed from South African franchise the Knights.
In March 2017, Smit signed a two-year contract to play county cricket in England for Derbyshire.