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James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 31 years 349 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 95 131 48 918 81 11.06 2325 39.48 0 1 122 2 55 0
ODIs 180 72 38 249 28 7.32 532 46.80 0 0 20 0 51 0
T20Is 19 4 3 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 169 211 79 1373 81 10.40 0 1 93 0
List A 233 93 55 342 28 9.00 0 0 60 0
Twenty20 42 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 95 177 21273 10950 359 7/43 11/71 30.50 3.08 59.2 20 15 2
ODIs 180 177 8885 7317 255 5/23 5/23 28.69 4.94 34.8 10 2 0
T20Is 19 19 422 552 18 3/23 3/23 30.66 7.84 23.4 0 0 0
First-class 169 34061 17554 640 7/43 27.42 3.09 53.2 31 31 5
List A 233 11295 9113 329 5/23 5/23 27.69 4.84 34.3 10 2 0
Twenty20 42 42 891 1242 39 3/23 3/23 31.84 8.36 22.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Zimbabwe at Lord's, May 22-24, 2003 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Nottingham, Jul 9-13, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 15, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 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 India at Nottingham, Jul 9-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham, Jun 3, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jul 14, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lancashire v Worcestershire at Manchester, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/123, 81, 1/47 England v India Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
2/49, 0, 3/91, 0 England v Sri Lanka Leeds 20 Jun 2014 Test # 2126
9*, 3/93, 4/25 England v Sri Lanka Lord's 12 Jun 2014 Test # 2124
5, 1/33 England v Sri Lanka Birmingham 3 Jun 2014 ODI # 3496
2/60, 0* England v Sri Lanka Lord's 31 May 2014 ODI # 3495
2/10 England v Sri Lanka Manchester 28 May 2014 ODI # 3494
2/38, 7 England v Sri Lanka Chester-le-Street 25 May 2014 ODI # 3493
1/22 England v Sri Lanka The Oval 22 May 2014 ODI # 3492
1/35 Lancashire v Worcs Manchester 17 May 2014 T20
1/17, 0 Lancashire v Notts Nottingham 16 May 2014 T20
Profile

For the first six years of James Anderson's international career, the best way to sum up his bowling was to paraphrase Mother Goose: when he's good, he's very, very good - and when he's bad he's horrid. Well, fairly horrid, anyway, because when the force was with him, he was capable of irresistible spells, seemingly able to swing the ball round corners at an impressive speed.

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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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Jul 13, 2014

Stuart Binny takes a run after surviving an appeal from James Anderson, England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day, July 13, 2014

Stuart Binny takes a run after surviving an appeal from James Anderson

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Jul 13, 2014

James Anderson celebrates a wicket after lunch, England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day, July 13, 2014

James Anderson celebrates a wicket after lunch

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Jul 12, 2014

Joe Root and James Anderson added 198 for the final wicket, England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day, July 12, 2014

Joe Root and James Anderson added 198 for the final wicket

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Tour Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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