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James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 32 years 187 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 188 76 42 264 28 7.76 546 48.35 0 0 22 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 241 97 59 357 28 9.39 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 188 185 9308 7616 264 5/23 5/23 28.84 4.90 35.2 11 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 241 11718 9412 338 5/23 5/23 27.84 4.81 34.6 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 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 Australia v England at Perth, Feb 1, 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 Sussex v Lancashire at Hove, Sep 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A Australia v England at Perth, Feb 1, 2015 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
2/38, 5* England v Australia Perth 1 Feb 2015 ODI # 3597
1/24 England v India Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
0/56 England v Australia Hobart 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3589
4/18 England v India Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
1/24 England XI v Act Inv XI Canberra 12 Jan 2015 Other OD
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
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 finished the 2014 English summer only four wickets short of beating Ian Botham's England Test-wickets record 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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Feb 1, 2015

James Anderson celebrates David Warner's wicket, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-series final, Perth, February 1, 2015

James Anderson celebrates David Warner's wicket

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Feb 1, 2015

James Anderson dismissed Australia's openers, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-series final, Perth, February 1, 2015

James Anderson dismissed Australia's openers

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Feb 1, 2015

Steven Smith has a look at James Anderson, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-series final, Perth, February 1, 2015

Steven Smith has a look at James Anderson

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

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4th unofficial ODI: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Pretoria
Feb 2, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
5th unofficial ODI: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Benoni
Feb 5, 2015 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
ND Women v Eng Women at Mount Maunganui
Feb 8, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST)
England v West Indies at Sydney
Feb 9, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
1st ODI: NZ Women v Eng Women at Mount Maunganui
Feb 11, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST)
England v Pakistan at Sydney
Feb 11, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
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