Full Name: Michael Howard Yardy
Born: November 27, 1980, Pembury
Other Teams: England, England Lions
ODI Debut: England v Pakistan, Nottingham, September 8 2006
Twenty20 Debut: England v Pakistan, Bristol, August 28 2006
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm spin
A left-handed batsman who adopts a crab-like stance and slow bowler, Yardy shot to prominence in 2005 with a an outstanding campaign for Sussex. Up until that point, the all-rounder had only shown flashes of promise with the bat, epitomised by him hitting just one century in his first 38 four-day games. That he scored five in the 2005 season alone illustrated his improvement; Yardy struck a total of 1,520 first-class runs that season. More impressive performances in all forms of the game the following season caught the eye of the England selectors, with Yardy making his international...