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James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 35 years 140 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 Insights on test 131 181 70 1125 81 10.13 2729 41.22 0 1 152 3 84 0
ODIs Insights on odi 194 79 43 273 28 7.58 561 48.66 0 0 23 0 53 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 19 4 3 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 219 278 108 1727 81 10.15 0 1 132 0
List A 255 102 62 371 28 9.27 0 0 65 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on test 131 246 28817 14054 514 7/42 11/71 27.34 2.92 56.0 24 25 3
ODIs Insights on odi 194 191 9584 7861 269 5/23 5/23 29.22 4.92 35.6 11 2 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 19 19 422 552 18 3/23 3/23 30.66 7.84 23.4 0 0 0
First-class 219 44385 21730 850 7/42 25.56 2.93 52.2 36 43 6
List A 255 12414 10003 352 5/23 5/23 28.41 4.83 35.2 11 2 0
T20s Insights on t20 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 Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 2-6, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 15, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 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 Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 2-6, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A Durham v Lancashire at Chester-le-Street, May 16, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jul 14, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/74, 0, 5/43, 0* England v Australia Adelaide 2 Dec 2017 Test # 2285 Insights on
5*, 2/50, 0*, 0/27 England v Australia Brisbane 23 Nov 2017 Test # 2282 Insights on
4, 2/30, 0, 3/12 England v CA XI Adelaide 8 Nov 2017 FC
4/27 England v WA XI Perth 4 Nov 2017 Other
2/31, 8*, 7/42 England v West Indies Lord's 7 Sep 2017 Test # 2274 Insights on
0*, 5/76, 0/73 England v West Indies Leeds 25 Aug 2017 Test # 2271 Insights on
3/34, 2/12 England v West Indies Birmingham 17 Aug 2017 Test # 2270 Insights on
4*, 4/38, 2, 3/16 England v South Africa Manchester 4 Aug 2017 Test # 2268 Insights on
1*, 3/25, 0/26 England v South Africa The Oval 27 Jul 2017 Test # 2266 Insights on
5/72, 0*, 2/45, 0 England v South Africa Nottingham 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2264 Insights on
Profile

James Anderson has proved himself as one of the most skilful and prolific fast bowlers in England's history. His talents have been particularly apparent in Test cricket where his command of swing bowling, especially on his home grounds, has been the stuff of artistry, bearing comparison with any swing bowler in any age. He has been an integral part of three victorious Ashes campaigns and became the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets, leaving Ian Botham's previous benchmark of 383 a mere dot on the horizon. His one-day career has also had its moments as he gradually became adept at bowling in a more defensive fashion, but it is as an attacking swing bowler where he has had few peers.

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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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Dec 17, 2017

England have a chat with umpire Marais Erasmus, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 17, 2017

England have a chat with umpire Marais Erasmus

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Dec 17, 2017

James Anderson struck with his second ball of the day, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 17, 2017

James Anderson struck with his second ball of the day

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Dec 16, 2017

James Anderson was shown to have bowled a rare no-ball during a DRS review
, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day, December 16, 2017

James Anderson was shown to have bowled a rare no-ball during a DRS review

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Awarded the OBE in June 2015

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