James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 37 years 50 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 149 209 87 1181 81 9.68 2968 39.79 0 1 160 3 91 0
ODIs 194 79 43 273 28 7.58 561 48.66 0 0 23 0 53 0
T20Is 19 4 3 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 246 316 127 1822 81 9.64 0 1 144 0
List A 261 105 63 376 28 8.95 0 0 68 0
T20s 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 149 278 32359 15491 575 7/42 11/71 26.94 2.87 56.2 27 27 3
ODIs 194 191 9584 7861 269 5/23 5/23 29.22 4.92 35.6 11 2 0
T20Is 19 19 422 552 18 3/23 3/23 30.66 7.84 23.4 0 0 0
First-class 246 49485 23728 950 7/42 24.97 2.87 52.0 42 47 6
List A 261 12730 10230 358 5/23 5/23 28.57 4.82 35.5 11 2 0
T20s 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 Australia at Birmingham, Aug 1-5, 2019 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 England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 1-5, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A Hampshire v Lancashire at Southampton, May 12, 2019 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
0/1, 3, 4* England v Australia Birmingham 1 Aug 2019 Test # 2353
4, 2/39, 0 Lancashire v Durham Sedbergh 30 Jun 2019 FC
5/18, 6, 4/29 Lancashire v Derbyshire Derby 17 Jun 2019 FC
4/24 Lancashire v Worcs Worcester 10 Jun 2019 FC
2/25, 9*, 0/12 Lancashire v Gloucs Cheltenham 27 May 2019 FC
5/25, 4, 2/39 Lancashire v Worcs Manchester 20 May 2019 FC
1, 0/34 Lancashire v Hampshire Southampton 12 May 2019 LA
1/35 Lancashire v Middlesex Lord's 10 May 2019 LA
0*, 3/21 Lancashire v Warwickshire Birmingham 4 May 2019 LA
1/51 Lancashire v Durham Gosforth 30 Apr 2019 LA
Profile

James Anderson had long proved himself as one of the most skilful and prolific fast bowlers in England's history when with the final ball of the 2018 Test summer he eclipsed Glenn McGrath as the most-prolific quick of all. 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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Sep 10, 2019

James Anderson at The Oval, England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, September 10, 2019

James Anderson at The Oval

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Aug 20, 2019

James Anderson in action for Lancashire's 2nd XI, Liverpool, August 20, 2019

James Anderson in action for Lancashire's 2nd XI

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Aug 5, 2019

James Anderson and Chris Woakes react after England are bowled out on the final day, England v Australia, 1st Test, Birmingham, 5th day, August 5, 2019

James Anderson and Chris Woakes react after England are bowled out on the final day

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Awarded the OBE in June 2015