James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 34 years 27 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 119 162 59 1073 81 10.41 2624 40.89 0 1 146 2 75 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 200 250 92 1638 81 10.36 0 1 119 0
List A 247 100 60 366 28 9.15 0 0 62 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 119 223 26366 13096 463 7/43 11/71 28.28 2.98 56.9 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 200 40706 20342 773 7/43 26.31 2.99 52.6 34 38 6
List A 247 11994 9657 343 5/23 5/23 28.15 4.83 34.9 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 Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 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 England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 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
6*, 1/78, 17 England v Pakistan The Oval 11 Aug 2016 Test # 2216
5, 2/54, 2/31 England v Pakistan Birmingham 3 Aug 2016 Test # 2212
1/27, 3/41 England v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016 Test # 2208
0*, 3/58 Lancashire v Durham Southport 16 Jul 2016 FC
4, 2/61, 1/27 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 9 Jun 2016 Test # 2205
8*, 3/36, 5/58 England v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 27 May 2016 Test # 2204
1*, 5/16, 5/29 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 19 May 2016 Test # 2203
3/42, 0, 3/29 Lancashire v Hampshire Manchester 8 May 2016 FC
8, 3/72, 0/37 Lancashire v Somerset Taunton 1 May 2016 FC
0/40, 6, 3/29 Lancashire v Notts Manchester 17 Apr 2016 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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Aug 10, 2016

James Anderson wraps up for practice ahead of the final Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval, August 10, 2016

James Anderson wraps up for practice

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Aug 10, 2016

Having a ball: James Anderson reclaimed the No. 1 Test bowler ranking this week, The Oval, August 10, 2016

Having a ball: James Anderson reclaimed the No. 1 Test bowler ranking this week

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Aug 9, 2016

James Anderson shows his younger England colleagues the ropes, Kia Oval, August 9, 2016

James Anderson shows his younger colleagues the ropes

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Awarded the OBE in June 2015

Tour Results
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
SLC Dev XI v England XI at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 20-22, 2012
England XI won by 4 wickets
SL Board XI v England XI at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 15-17, 2012
England XI won by an innings and 15 runs
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