Michael Yardy

Full name Michael Yardy

Born November 27, 1980, Pembury, Kent

Current age 30 years 55 days

Major teams England, Central Districts, Sussex, Sussex Cricket Board

Nickname Yards, Paolo

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 6 ft 0 in

Education William Parker School, Hastings

Michael Yardy Picture

Michael Yardy Profile

A compact and organised left-hander with a technique not dissimilar to Andrew Strauss’s, Mike Yardy had been a Sussex stand-in until he cemented his right to a starting place by recording his maiden first-class century in defeat against Surrey, in the final match of the 2004 season. He began 2005 in identical fashion, with another hundred against Surrey, to trigger a run of form that carried him to the top of the domestic batting charts. His zenith arrived against the Bangladeshis at Hove, where he scored 257 – the highest score by a Sussex batsman against a touring team, beating George Cox jr’s 234 against the 1946 Indians – and followed up with a career-best 5 for 83 with his left-arm spin. That was exactly double his previous tally of first-class wickets. His good form continued throughout the 2005 season leading to selection for the England A tour of West Indies, and ultimately a chance to push for a World Cup place when he was picked for the Champions Trophy. Though his bowling impressed, England’s strange insistence that he bat at No. 4 meant that the overall image suffered, and he was quietly jettisoned. He was groomed as Chris Adams’ success at Hove and took the reins in 2009, leading the county to two one-day trophies – the Twenty20 Cup and Pro40 – but also presided over Championship relegation.

His steely approach in one-day cricket, however, kept the England selectors interested and when Andy Flower recognised the need for the limited-overs side to find a left-arm spinning allrounder Yardy was recalled for the 2010 World Twenty20. Darting the ball in, he formed a potent spin partnership with Graeme Swann that helped England achieve their first ever success in a global ICC event.

Michael Yardy Batting, Fielding and Bowling
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Michael Yardy Career




Michael Yardy ODI Matches

England Vs Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham – Sep 08, 2006
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne – Jan 16, 2011

Michael Yardy T20 Matches

England Vs Pakistan at County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol – Aug 28, 2006
Last played:
England Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne – Jan 14, 2011

Michael Yardy CLT20 Matches

Sussex Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Oct 13, 2009
Last played:
Sussex Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Oct 13, 2009

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