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James Anderson

Personal Information

Full NameJames Michael Anderson
Date of BirthJuly 30, 1982
Age40 Years
NationalityEnglish, British
Birth PlaceBurnley, United Kingdom
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Current Team(s)England Cricket Team
Batting StyleLeft hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight arm Fast medium
DebutDecember 15, 2002
Jersey No.9
FamilyFather- Michael Anderson Mother- Catherine Anderson

James Anderson recent matches

LAN vs NOT02000.0016 & 1535 & 297 & 12.19 & 1.93
ENG vs IND0 & 03 & 50 & 00 & 00.00 & 0.00166023.75
ENG vs IND0 & 04 & 30 & 00 & 00.00 & 0.0018 & 348 & 122 & 02.67 & 4.00
IND vs ENG1 & 13 & 90 & 00 & 033.33 & 11.1125 & 1361 & 781 & 02.44 & 6.00
IND vs ENG6 & 519 & 81 & 10 & 031.58 & 62.5025 & 1047 & 293 & 21.88 & 2.90

Batting stats

Game TypeMatInnRBFNOAvgS/R100s50sH4s6sCtSt

Bowling stats

Game TypeMatInnORWAvgE/RBest5w10w

James Anderson teams

England, Lancashire, England Cricket Board XI, Team Stokes, Team Root

About James Anderson

James Michael Anderson is a professional cricketer from England, born on the 30th of July, 1982. Currently the vice-captain of the English Test team, he is considered to be one of the top Test bowlers in the world at present.


Domestic career

Anderson started playing cricket at Burnley Cricket Club at a very tender age. At the age of 17, he was one of the fastest bowlers in the Lancashire League.

In his debut season for Lancashire in 2002, he took 50 wickets in just 13 games. In 2003, he became the youngest player to take a hat-trick for his county. The young man kept building up his rhythm and became a consistent performer for his domestic side. Anderson recorded his maiden ten wicket haul against Worcestershire back in 2004.

International career

The national selectors found it hard to keep Anderson away from the senior team and thus he was handed his ODI debut on the 15th of December 2002 against Australia. He did not have a good outing as he conceded 46 runs in just six overs with a solitary wicket.

Anderson’s best moment came in 2010 in the Ashes where he took 24 wickets. His classic side-on action assists him in generating reverse swing. Pitching the ball on middle and leg stump line and getting it to hit the off stump became his trademark delivery.

In 2016, Anderson became the first fast bowler to take 50 wickets against all other seven major Test playing nations, further demonstrating his dominance at the highest level. On the 8th of September, 2017, Anderson became the first England bowler and third pacer to take 500 test wickets. He dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite of West Indies to reach the milestone.

Anderson was named England Cricketer of the Year in 2012. Interestingly, he also holds the record for most not outs in test cricket. His tally of 65 not outs is the highest in the longest format of the game. Currently, Anderson has 700 wickets in the Test format. He is set play his final international match against West Indies.

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