Michael Yardy is a left handed batsman and left arm medium bowler in the England cricket team. The other teams he has played for are Sussex Cricket Board and Sussex.
Michael Yardy played his first Twenty20 International at Bristol (County Ground) against Pakistan on 28th August 2006. He was assigned the No. 7 batting position where he remained unbeaten on 24 after facing 14 deliveries. He bowled 3 overs and made 1 dismissal but gave away 20 runs. Pakistan was victorious in this match by 5 wickets with 13 balls remaining. Yardy debuted in One day International cricket on 8th September 2006 at Nottingham (Trent Bridge) and the opponent was Pakistan. He bowled 10 overs, out of which 1 was maiden, gave away 24 runs and took 3 wickets. He did not get a chance to bat. England won this match by 8 wickets with 22 deliveries remaining.
Michael Yardy participated in 6 One day Internationals and accumulated 49 runs in these at a batting strike rate of 40.83 and batting average of 12.25. His highest score was 19. He got the opportunity to bowl 252 deliveries and in these conceded 135 runs and made 4 dismissals. His economy rate was 3.21, batting average was 33.75 and batting strike rate was 63. In the 3 Twenty20 Internationals that he played, he scored 47 runs at a batting strike rate of 146.87 and took 2 catches. He took 2 wickets in the 60 deliveries he bowled and conceded 85 runs.