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James Anderson      

Full name James Michael Anderson

Born July 30, 1982, Burnley, Lancashire

Current age 31 years 262 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 92 127 47 828 34 10.35 2119 39.07 0 0 104 2 55 0
ODIs 174 69 37 237 28 7.40 511 46.37 0 0 19 0 47 0
T20Is 19 4 3 1 1* 1.00 2 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 164 203 76 1250 37* 9.84 0 0 90 0
List A 227 90 54 330 28 9.16 0 0 56 0
Twenty20 40 9 6 23 16 7.66 25 92.00 0 0 3 0 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 92 171 20350 10522 343 7/43 11/71 30.67 3.10 59.3 19 15 2
ODIs 174 171 8609 7132 245 5/23 5/23 29.11 4.97 35.1 10 2 0
T20Is 19 19 422 552 18 3/23 3/23 30.66 7.84 23.4 0 0 0
First-class 164 32648 16930 613 7/43 27.61 3.11 53.2 30 29 4
List A 227 11019 8928 319 5/23 5/23 27.98 4.86 34.5 10 2 0
Twenty20 40 40 855 1190 37 3/23 3/23 32.16 8.35 23.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Zimbabwe at Lord's, May 22-24, 2003 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 15, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Birmingham, Jun 23, 2013 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 Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, Apr 6-9, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000
Last List A England v India at Birmingham, Jun 23, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds, Jul 14, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Lancashire at Chester-le-Street, Jun 24, 2011 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5/55, 0, 2/53, 12* Lancashire v Notts Nottingham 6 Apr 2014 FC
1/67, 7, 2/46, 1* England v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2014 Test # 2113
11*, 4/67, 1*, 0/26 England v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2013 Test # 2110
2/60, 2, 0/105, 2 England v Australia Perth 13 Dec 2013 Test # 2107
1/85, 0, 2/19, 13* England v Australia Adelaide 5 Dec 2013 Test # 2105
2/67, 2*, 0/73, 2 England v Australia Brisbane 21 Nov 2013 Test # 2103
2/20 England XI v Australia A Hobart 6 Nov 2013 FC
1/55, 8 England XI v WA Chair XI Perth 31 Oct 2013 FC
4/95, 4, 1/27 England v Australia The Oval 21 Aug 2013 Test # 2094
16, 2/65, 0, 0/73 England v Australia Chester-le-Street 9 Aug 2013 Test # 2093
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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Jan 4, 2014

James Anderson took a second wicket removing Shane Watson, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day, January 4, 2014

James Anderson took a second wicket removing Shane Watson

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Jan 4, 2014

James Anderson took some blows during his innings, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day, January 4, 2014

James Anderson took some blows during his innings

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Jan 3, 2014

James Anderson roars his appeal against Shane Watson, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day, January 3, 2014

James Anderson roars his appeal against Shane Watson

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2002

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 4, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah - Oct 2, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 193 balls remaining)
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 29, 2013
U.A.E. won by 135 runs
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 27, 2013
U.A.E. won by 158 runs
Ireland v Scotland at Belfast - Sep 8, 2013
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 102 balls remaining)
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