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Michael Yardy

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium
Played for:
England, Sussex
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
134
Bowling:
36
Home country:
England
Born:
November 27, 1980, Pembury, Kent

Profile

A slow left-arm spinner and a solid, left-handed batsman, Michael Yardy has been a major player in the English domestic cricket scene for several years. He made his first-class debut for Sussex in 1999, but did not see much success, or many matches, until the tail-end of 2004 when his form began to pick up. He had a phenomenal 2005 domestic season and scored a first-class double century for Sussex against tourists Bangladesh.

Yardy was picked by the England A side for a tour of the West Indies and made his international debut against Pakistan in both ODIs and T20s in 2006. The leftie was also considered for the England team during the Champions Trophy, picked as a bowling all-rounder. The tournament was not a success for him and he was subsequently dropped from the side. He was again selected a few years later for the 2010 T20 World Cup, but did not make any headlines with his performances. Nonetheless, the Sussex captain was picked for the ODI series against Bangladesh and Australia that year and against the latter he scored his maiden ODI half-century, perhaps an indication of his coming-of-age in the international arena. He was also part of England’s 2011 World Cup squad, but flew home before the quarter-finals citing depression as the reason.


Fast Facts

  • Michael Yardy took 3-24 on his ODI debut against Pakistan, which became the best figures for an English spinner on debut.
  • His 257 against Bangladesh became the then highest score by a Sussex batsman against a touring team.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 28 24 326 8 20.37 69.06 0 2 60*
T20 14 8 96 5 32 133.33 0 0 35*
CLT20 1 1 12 0 12 85.71 0 0 12
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 28 28 1332 1075 21 3/24 / 51.19 4.84 0 0 0 20
T20 14 13 276 299 11 2/19 / 27.18 6.5 0 0 0 7
CLT20 1 1 24 13 0 0/13 / - 3.25 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 10 0 0
T20 8 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
CLT20 1 0 0 1 0 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2006-2011
 
T20:
2006-2011
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Sep 08, 2006
Last played:
England Vs South Africa at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Mar 06, 2011
T20
Debut:
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
CLT20
Debut:
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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