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James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 34 years 298 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 122 168 61 1093 81 10.21 2656 41.15 0 1 148 2 77 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 207 261 98 1691 81 10.37 0 1 122 0
List A 255 102 62 371 28 9.27 0 0 65 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 122 228 26840 13310 467 7/43 11/71 28.50 2.97 57.4 23 21 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 207 41801 20771 790 7/43 26.29 2.98 52.9 34 39 6
List A 255 12414 10003 352 5/23 5/23 28.41 4.83 35.2 11 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 India v England at Mumbai, Dec 8-12, 2016 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 Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, May 19-22, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A Durham v Lancashire at Chester-le-Street, May 16, 2017 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
1/5, 8* Lancashire v Yorkshire Manchester 19 May 2017 FC
1/65 Lancashire v Durham Chester-le-Street 16 May 2017 LA
1/41 Lancashire v Notts Nottingham 14 May 2017 LA
0/27 Lancashire v Derbyshire Blackpool 12 May 2017 LA
1/21 Lancashire v Worcs Manchester 10 May 2017 LA
0*, 2/45 Lancashire v Warwickshire Birmingham 7 May 2017 LA
2/51 Lancashire v Northants Liverpool 5 May 2017 LA
0/37, 5* Lancashire v Yorkshire Leeds 1 May 2017 LA
2/59 Lancashire v Leics Manchester 28 Apr 2017 LA
0*, 1/54, 2*, 2/30 Lancashire v Somerset Manchester 21 Apr 2017 FC
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 400 Test wickets, surpassing Ian Botham's previous benchmark of 383. His one-day career has also been more productive than at one time seemed likely as he gradually became adept at bowling in a more defensive fashion.

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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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Apr 28, 2017

James Anderson in unfamiliar Royal London Cup kit, Lancashire v Leicestershire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Old Trafford, April 28, 2017

James Anderson in unfamiliar Royal London Cup kit

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Dec 12, 2016

R Ashwin and James Anderson have a chat after India's victory, India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 5th day, December 12, 2016

R Ashwin and James Anderson have a chat after India's victory

© AFP

Nov 27, 2016

James Anderson mid air on his bowling follow through, India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day, November 27, 2016

James Anderson mid air on his bowling follow through

© Associated Press

Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Awarded the OBE in June 2015

Tournament Results
Leics v Somerset at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2011
Leics won by 18 runs
Hampshire v Somerset at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2011
Match tied (D/L method) (Somerset won the one-over eliminator)
Lancashire v Leics at Birmingham - Aug 27, 2011
Match tied (D/L method) (Leics won the one-over eliminator)
Sussex v Lancashire at Hove - Aug 8, 2011
Lancashire won by 20 runs
Hampshire v Durham at Southampton - Aug 7, 2011
Hampshire won by 55 runs
Notts v Somerset at Nottingham - Aug 7, 2011
Somerset won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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