The off-spinner and useful lower order batsman made his debut for Western Province in 2011/2012.
What makes Piedt unusual, is that he complements the regular art of turning the ball prodigiously into the right-hander, with the doosra (which means that the ball spins in the other direction to the regular off-break. It means the other one or the second one in Hindi and Urdu).
He also uses the arm ball to bamboozle batsmen.
Piedt was sensational in the 2013/2014-season. He captured 45 wickets in eight matches at an average of 19.93 and a strike-rate of 47.7.
His tally contributed a hat-trick against the Sunfoil Dolphins in Paarl.
Such was his impact, that Piedt attracted the attention of the national selectors.
He was included in the South African test squad for the series against Sri Lanka.
Piedt had to wait until the one-off test against Zimbabwe to make his test debut.
With his first delivery, he trapped Mark Vermeulen leg before wicket to become the second South African to achieve this feat in test cricket, and the first in 108 years.
It was the 19th time a bowler has had success with the first ball of his career in test history.
Piedt finished with a promising match-haul of eight for 152 on his test debut.
Afterwards, the 24-year old remarked that he had hardly used his doosra as a means to unsettle or outmanoeuvre the batsmen.
Shoulder surgery dented his progress partially in October and November 2014.
Piedt is a promising batsman with a career-high score of 92 and has the ability to rotate the strike and occupy the crease.