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James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 32 years 83 days

Major teams England, Auckland, England Under-19s, Lancashire, Lancashire Cricket Board

Nickname Jimmy

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education St Theodore's RC High School; St Theodore's RC Sixth Form Centre - Burnley

James Michael Anderson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 99 135 48 949 81 10.90 2376 39.94 0 1 126 2 57 0
ODIs 184 75 41 259 28 7.61 544 47.61 0 0 21 0 52 0
T20Is 19 4 3 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 174 217 79 1452 81 10.52 0 1 95 0
List A 237 96 58 352 28 9.26 0 0 61 0
Twenty20 44 10 6 23 16 5.75 26 88.46 0 0 3 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 99 185 22114 11295 380 7/43 11/71 29.72 3.06 58.1 21 16 2
ODIs 184 181 9083 7480 257 5/23 5/23 29.10 4.94 35.3 10 2 0
T20Is 19 19 422 552 18 3/23 3/23 30.66 7.84 23.4 0 0 0
First-class 174 35184 18027 664 7/43 27.14 3.07 52.9 32 32 5
List A 237 11493 9276 331 5/23 5/23 28.02 4.84 34.7 10 2 0
Twenty20 44 44 933 1318 41 3/23 3/23 32.14 8.47 22.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Zimbabwe at Lord's, May 22-24, 2003 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 15, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Leeds, Sep 5, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 9, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v England at Centurion, Nov 15, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002
Last First-class Sussex v Lancashire at Hove, Sep 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A England v India at Leeds, Sep 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jul 14, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28, 2/79, 20, 1/49 Lancashire v Sussex Hove 9 Sep 2014 FC
2/39 England v India Leeds 5 Sep 2014 ODI # 3525
1*, 0/38 England v India Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
0*, 0/29 England v India Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
0/57, 9* England v India Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
0/52 Lancashire v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
2/24 Lancashire v Hampshire Birmingham 23 Aug 2014 T20
2/51, 1, 2/16 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
3/46, 9, 2/18 England v India Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
5/53, 2/24 England v India Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
Profile

For the first six years of James Anderson's international career, the best way to sum up his bowling was to paraphrase Mother Goose: when he's good, he's very, very good - and when he's bad he's horrid. Well, fairly horrid, anyway, because when the force was with him, he was capable of irresistible spells, seemingly able to swing the ball round corners at an impressive speed.

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Timeline
    • May 31, 2002
      A star in the making
      • After impressing for club side Burnley, a 19-year-old James Anderson makes his first-class debut for Lancashire against Surrey at Old Trafford. Takes four wickets in the game including Mark Ramprakash for a first-ball duck in the second innings.
    • December 15, 2002
      Flying start
      • His promising first-class performances earn him a call-up from England's academy side to the one-day team in Australia. After an inauspicious debut he impresses with late-swing and composure. A remarkable spell of 1 for 12 in 10 overs at Adelaide isn't enough to bring England victory, but does secure him a place in the squad for the World Cup that followed.
    • February to March 2003
      Hero to zero
      • England looked like they had unearthed a gem when Anderson used the heady atmosphere of the Newlands evening to bowl England to victory over Pakistan. His man-of-the-match 4 for 29 included Inzamam-ul-Haq and Yousuf Youhana in successive deliveries of darting away-swingers.

        Two games later he crashed down to earth as Australia came back from the dead at Port Elizabeth to dump England out the World Cup . With Australia needing 14 runs to win from the final two overs, Anderson's attempted slower-ball was carted for six and the next ball for four to make the finish a formality.
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Sep 5, 2014

James Anderson and Joe Root were presented with silver bats to commemorate their record last-wicket partnership in the Trent Bridge Test, England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley, September 5, 2014

James Anderson and Joe Root were presented with silver bats to commemorate their record last-wicket partnership in the Trent Bridge Test

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Aug 23, 2014

James Anderson took a wicket in his first over, Hampshire v Lancashire, 2nd NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, Edgbaston, August 23, 2014

James Anderson took a wicket in his first over

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Aug 17, 2014

James Anderson and Stuart Broad pose with the series trophy, England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day, August 17, 2014

James Anderson and Stuart Broad pose with the series trophy

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (SSC)
Nov 21, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
Sri Lanka A v England XI at Colombo (PSS)
Nov 23, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS)
Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v England at Hambantota
Dec 3, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 04:00 EST | 03:00 CST | 01:00 PST)
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