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Michael Yardy

Key facts

Full Name: Michael Howard Yardy
Born: November 27 1980 , Pembury
County: Sussex
Other teams: England, England Lions
ODI debut: England v Pakistan, Nottingham, September 8 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 debut in ...

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