An economical right-arm fast bowler, Michael represented Australia on 83 occasions at Test, One-Day International and Twenty20 level. Michael claimed 959 wickets over the course of his First-Class career – including 113 wickets from 38 Tests. He was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership in 2010, Graduate Diploma of Business Administration in 2013, and 2013, and Master of Business Administration in 2014.